Rexroth Conveyor Technology for Solar Cell Manufacturing - ATX West 2009

TSsolar - Clean, Gentle, Efficient. Ideal for Module Production

TSsolar Conveyors, a new class of conveyor technology from Bosch Rexroth, serves the unique manufacturing demands of the solar industry.

(Buchanan, MI - The Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group from the Bosch Rexroth Corporation has developed a special transfer system that takes into consideration the special demands of solar production. The TSsolar Conveyor is designed with carefully-engineered features and materials to serve the unique manufacturing requirements of wafer-based solar cell modules or thin-film technology modules.

With the explosive growth in demand for solar power technology, manufacturers are ramping up solar cell production across the globe. Wafer-based and thin-film solar module manufacturing processes are extremely complex and sensitive, demanding ultra-smooth, vibration-free material transport. Bosch Rexroth has incorporated high-friction belt technologies, special routing and handling devices, and variable speed drives into the TSsolar conveyor line to help ensure a gentle material flow, an extremely clean, particulate-free operation, and the ability to operate in the high-temperature environments (up to 200° C) required for solar cell module manufacturing.

TSsolar conveyors are based on Rexroth's industry-leading TS family of modular conveyors, designed for a wide range of flexible assembly and material transport applications for both automated and manual assembly operations. Rexroth's broad offering of conveyor components for transferring, routing, stopping and positioning products of all types gives the company an ideal starting point in providing effective technologies to solar panel manufacturers.

For more information on TSsolar conveyors, download a brochure from the company's website at

Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of approximately $7.4 billion (5.4 billion Euros) in 2007 with nearly 33,000 employees. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company offers all drive and control technologies, from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated service. Over 500,000 customers worldwide utilize Rexroth's unique technological know-how to implement their innovative and future-oriented systems and machine concepts. The global player, represented in over 80 countries, is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications. Visit for more information.

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Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Kevin Gingerich

14001 South Lakes Drive

Charlotte, NC 28273

Telephone 1 (800) 322-6724

Fax (704) 583-7294

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40 North Christian Street

Lancaster, PA 17602

Telephone (717) 393-3831 ext. 133

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