Eclipse is a very high throughput complete metallization solution for commercial solar cell production. Deploying patented multiple print heads operating in parallel for its high throughput configurations, Eclipse maximises productivity; if one head halts for operator attention the others continue to print, boosting operational efficiency and dramatically reducing downtime.
However, Eclipse’s primary advantage lies in an unprecedented and highly flexible modular design concept. Featuring a series of field-retrofittable process modules, Eclipse enables manufacturers to easily scale production to 1200, 2400 or 3600 wph – as demand dictates. Furthermore, for manufacturers who foresee a production ramp, the metallization line can be designed accordingly, by inserting spacer process modules equipped with conveyors where future production modules will be added in. When the time is right to increase throughput capability, these spacers can simply be swapped out for additional functional capacity.
The primary process modules, including the print head and unloader, incorporate full control systems and are designated as master units. Additional field retrofittable process expansion modules operate as secondary “slaves”, hooking up to the master control units in the primary modules. By eliminating the cost of additional control units, the scaling process is simple, fast and cost effective.
With print speeds up to 600mm/sec, Eclipse guarantees exceptional output while innovative zero-edge-contact cell handling minimise breakage – customer data feedback evidences this at less than 0.2%, well below the industry norm! Backed by industry-leading delivery times, worldwide service teams and 24/7 spare parts availability, Eclipse is an ideal choice for manufacturers chasing demanding production targets.