Layup Solutions

GX6

The AVS Layup System

Machine Highlights

  • Increased Throughput up to 60 modules/hour
  • Improved String Placement Accuracy using Active Vision system (AVS), patent-pending
  • Reduced Footprint up to 30% compared to previously offered layup systems
  • Quick Stringer and Layup Changeover in 15 minutes or less
  • Gentle Pick & Place Method to reduce string damage during transfer and alignment on glass

Machine Description

The GX6 Layup System integrates Robot & Pickbar, String Buffer & Reject System, Conveyor System, with up to 2 Xcell stringers.

Robot & Pickbar features:

  • Vacuum system holds strings when transferring to glass
  • Active Vision System (AVS) positions strings onto glass

String Buffer & Reject System features:

  • 4 trays buffer extra strings until glass is available
  • 1 reject tray holds non-functional strings

Conveyor System features:

  • Glass enters left or right with short-side leading
  • 4 configurations available with glass exiting short-side or long-side leading
  • Up to 3 conveyor zones to cut glass transfer times

Options

  • Tab Trimming for your GX6 cuts ribbon ends before glass placement. This option is a great way to reduce bussing time!
 
GENERAL
Weight1600 kg (3527 lb)
Height3 m (9 ft 10 in)
Electrical power requirement3 x 380 VAC ± 10%, 50 Hz
3 x 480 VAC ± 10%, 60 Hz
Other voltages can be accommodated by an optional transformer
Noise Level< 72 dBA
Power Consumption4.8 kW (Average)
10 kW (Maximum)
Compressed Air Consumption1/2 FNPTF on provided adapter
300 l/min, Average:
0.3 m3/min (10 cfm) @ 6.9 bar (100 psi)
700 l/m, Peak:
0.7 m3/min (25 cfm) @ 6.9 bar (100 psi)
G 1/2 Internal Thread also available on valve if adapter is removed.
Operating Air Pressure5 – 6 bar (72 – 87 psi)
Operating Temperature15 – 30 °C (59 – 86 °F)
Ambient Temperature5 – 40 °C (41 – 104 °F)Temperature listed recommended for storage
PRODUCT
Cell Technology & Types Mono, Poly
Cell ShapesSquare, Pseudo Square, 45° CornerCell corners:
≤ 22.5 mm (125 x 125 mm)
≤ 22.0 mm (156 x 156 mm)
Cell Thickness160 – 250 μm
Range of solar cell sizes156 x 156 mm
125 x 125 mm
Number of interconnect ribbons (Busbars)2, 3, 4, 5 BB     156 x 156 mm
2 BB                 125 x 125 mm
4 & 5 Busbar capabilities are optional
Glass Length1283 – 2000 mm
Glass Width650 – 1000 mm
Glass Thickness3.00 – 6.35 mm
Glass Weight7 – 54 kgMaximum weight per Conveyor Roller Row = 4.5 kg
PERFORMANCE
Throughput 60 modules/hr
100 MW annually
Based upon a 60-cell (6 x 10) module without optional tab trim
MW annually with two Xcell Stringers
Technical AvailabilityGX6: > 95%
System: > 90%
VDI 3423
System Technical Availability includes complete system with Xcell stringers
Matrix Placement Accuracy± 1 mm (Cp ≥ 1.33)Calculated with gauge strings.
Xcell Automation gauge strings are used to eliminate stringer and material variations.
Measured at the datum sides of the glass (leading edge, closest to robot).
String Placement OrientationLong side of glass string placement
String Length1285 – 2000 mmMeasured from leading edge of the first cell to trailing edge of the last cell
String Bow0.5 mm
String Gap Accuracy± 0.5 mm (Cp ≥ 1.33)Calculated with gauge strings.
Xcell Automation gauge strings are used to eliminate stringer and material variations.
Measured at camera locations.
Cells Per String8, 10, 12           156 mm x 156 mm
8, 10, 12, 14     125 mm x 125 mm
Cell Spacing & Gap2 – 5 mm
Tab Length6 – 30 mmOptional, Based on Tab Trim Integration
Tab Length Accuracy± 0.8 mm (Cp ≥ 1.33)Optional
EVA Overhang0 – 10 mm
Conveyor DirectionRight to LeftOptional – Left to Right
Conveyor Height925 – 1030 mm