Press Release Summary:
SolarScribe Photovoltaic Panel Scribing System includes both mechanical and air-bearing versions of split-axis and gantry-style systems to accommodate all PV/FPD scribing applications. Controlled by Automation 3200 control system, it can maintain tight control of geometric characteristics such as dynamic straightness. Options include single or multiple step-axis carriages, Z and theta correction axes with integral brake, and machine base/isolation systems.
Original Press Release:
Aerotech Presents the SolarScribe Photovoltaic Panel Scribing System
Split axis or gantry configurations to accommodate all PV/FPD scribing applications
Choose from mechanical or air-bearing systems
Direct-drive linear motor stages
Travels to 2.5 m
High dynamic system stiffness for best accuracy
Industry-leading control system with real-time position-based laser firing output
Options include single or multiple step-axis carriages, multiple Z-axis options, theta stage with integral brake, passive or active vibration isolation, machine base, control enclosure
The SolarScribe automation series is the most comprehensive photovoltaic panel scribing system available today. It includes both mechanical and air-bearing versions of split-axis and gantry-style systems for maximum application flexibility.
All design elements have been optimized to provide maximum throughput while maintaining tight control of geometric characteristics like dynamic straightness. In addition, because each customer and solar technology application has its own set of requirements, Aerotech has designed the SolarScribe system to include a multitude of options like multi-head scan axes, Z and theta correction axes, and machine base/isolation systems. All configurations put Aerotech's proven core technologies and extensive manufacturing capabilities to work for you, providing outstanding performance, versatility, and a quick return on your investment.
The SolarScribe is controlled by Aerotech's advanced Automation 3200 control system. The A3200 is a 100% digital system with high performance networked drives. The fully digital architecture makes it easy to optimize the current, velocity, and position servo loops for maximum performance. Advanced trajectory generation capabilities, such as multi-block look ahead, minimize dynamic errors while our Position Synchronized Laser Firing Output (PSO) functionality automatically adjusts the laser pulse frequency to match the current scribing speed, providing an additional throughput boost.
Aerotech also offers Motion Designer, an easy to use software GUI for generating or importing motion trajectories, and running and then evaluating the trajectory. These functions typically require hours of programming and debugging to implement. Motion Designer simplifies motion profile programming, saving high-level program development, while greatly enhancing your system's performance.
With over 35 years of motion control and positioning system experience, Aerotech has the knowledge and manufacturing skill to develop solutions for the most demanding applications, including off-the-shelf, custom, and vacuum-prepped products.
Stephen M. McLane
Marketing Administration Manager
101 Zeta Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238