Growing Demand for Solar Connector Systems - Staubli's Expanded US Production Plant Will Produce High-Voltage and High Current Connecters for the Solar Industry


Growing demand for solar connector systems - Staubli's expanded US Production plant will produce high-voltage and high current connecters for the solar industry.

Renewable energies are becoming increasingly important and demand for Photovoltaic modules are expected to triple by 2011. With its Solar product line of connectors, cables, and junction boxes, the Stäubli Group company Multi-Contact delivers flexible solutions for time-saving, dependable cabling of solar panels. The connectors are designed for high voltage and high current-carrying capacity, are fully touch-protected and meet the IP 67 protection requirement in the photovoltaic industry.

- The Stäubli Group has completed the expansion of its Duncan plant in South Carolina / USA to meet the growing demand for solar connector systems. The occasion was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the presence of Stäubli Group CEO Rolf Strebel, Stäubli Corporation CEO Yves Stäubli and Multi-Contact CEO Franco Delvecchio.

In response to the expanding solar power market, the new building addition accommodates the manufacturing of electrical connectors for the Stäubli Group company Multi-Contact. In addition, the Duncan facility will emphasize the assembly of tool changers for the automation industry as well as electromagnetic quick mold clamping systems for the North American plastics industry, as well asconnectors for laboratories, natural gas, nuclear and military applications.

About Stäubli: Textile Machinery, Connectors and Robotics

Stäubli is a Swiss based mechatronics solution provider with three dedicated divisions: textile machinery, connectors, and robotics. With a workforce of over 3300, Stäubli has a presence in 24 countries and agents in 50 countries around the world.

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