Ultrasonic Technologies Inc., an electronic equipment company providing diagnostics and detection of cracks and stress for the production of silicon-based wafers, has sold its Resonance Ultrasonic Vibrations (RUV) Crack Detection System to Suniva Inc., a Norcross, Ga.-based solar cell company that develops, manufactures and markets monocrystalline silicon solar cells.
The unit ordered is the RUV 2.2 Quality Control crack detection system, which Suniva will use for incoming quality control of silicon wafers and final inspection of silicon solar cells. RUV 2.2 will assist Suniva in reducing production costs by detecting and removing mechanically unstable wafers and cells caused by bulk cracks, Ultrasonic Technologies says.
The companies plan to continue to collaborate on how improvements can be made to the manufacturing line. Ultrasonic Technologies will perform an off-site crack detection of Suniva's inventory at Ultrasonic Technologies' facility in Tampa, Fla.
SOURCE: Ultrasonic Technologies