Solar Panel Manufacturing Cell

Inventek was chosen by a major Northern California manufacturer to provide a fully automated solution for Solar Panel assembly. The 2000 sq ft cell includes six Fanuc Robots, over 1000 I/O points, two vision systems, device net and ethernet comminucations, and numerous custom end effectors.

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Each of the robots handles multiple duties and materials. Everything from picking and placing sheeted materials to reflow soldering of bus bar connections. A Bosch T-Solar conveyor provides for the transport of the large pallets on which the final panel assembly is built.

 
 

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Edge tape for sealing the product is applied around the perimeter of the panel by a custom designed tape head. Coordination of the material flow and synchronization of the robot operations is accomplished through a sophisticated user interface using an OMRON PLC and Color Touch Screen.

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End of Arm Tooling (3 meters x 1 meter) mounted on a large Fanuc robot with a 120 kg payload.


Here is a YouTube video of this fully automated manufacturing cell.