Solar-cell maker selects Adept for automation systems
MARCH 17, 2008--The automation software, robotics, and system products of Adept Technology (Livermore, CA, USA) have been selected by SLS Solar Line Saxony as standard for its automation equipment for solar-cell production.
MARCH 17, 2008--The automation software, robotics, and system products of Adept Technology (Livermore, CA, USA; www.adept.com), a provider of intelligent automation software for motion and vision-guided robotics systems and services, have been selected by SLS Solar Line Saxony (SLS) as standard products for its automation equipment for solar-cell production. SLS was established as a joint venture between Roth & Rau AG (Germany) and USK Karl Utz Sondermaschinen (Germany) to accelerate the production of standard technology products for the manufacture of solar cells.
Adept's automation products, which include its motion-control and machine-vision software, as well as its Quattro robotic systems, will enable SLS to standardize development and delivery of its solar production products and will be a crucial part of the assembly line for the manufacturing of crystalline silicon cells. These assembly lines will be shipped worldwide by Roth & Rau AG.
The Adept Quattro s650 robot, first introduced by Adept in 2007, has a unique four-arm parallel kinematic and offers many advantages over the traditional three-arm Delta style kinematic. Its amplifiers are in the base of the robots. Since the official launch of the Adept Quattro, more than 200 systems have been sold.