SPIE Membership Get updates from SPIE Newsroom
  • Newsroom Home
  • Astronomy
  • Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging
  • Defense & Security
  • Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing
  • Illumination & Displays
  • Lasers & Sources
  • Micro/Nano Lithography
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical Design & Engineering
  • Optoelectronics & Communications
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sensing & Measurement
  • Solar & Alternative Energy
  • Sign up for Newsroom E-Alerts
SPIE Photonics West 2018 | Call for Papers

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2018 | Call for Papers




Print PageEmail Page

Solar & Alternative Energy

Photovoltaic Panel Scribing System

Aerotech has announced the SolarScribe photovoltaic panel scribing system, which includes both mechanical and air-bearing versions of split-axis and gantry-style systems for maximum application flexibility. All design elements have been optimized to provide maximum throughput while maintaining tight control of geometric characteristics like dynamic straightness. The scribing system also includes options such as multi-head scan axes, Z and theta correction axes, and machine base/isolation systems.

The SolarScribe is controlled by the A3200 control system. The A3200 is a digital system with high performance networked drives. The fully digital architecture makes it easy to optimize the current, velocity, and position servo loops for maximum performance. Advanced trajectory generation capabilities, such as multi-block look ahead, minimize dynamic errors while Position Synchronized Laser Firing Output (PSO) functionality automatically adjusts the laser pulse frequency to match the current scribing speed, providing an additional throughput boost.