Cognex Corporation has further expanded its range of inspection solutions for solar cell manufacturing processes. The new VisionPro® Solar Toolbox includes pre-configured software tools for the most common vision alignment and inspection applications in photovoltaic (PV) solar production. With the addition of the Solar Toolbox, users have the option of working either with the basic VisionPro software library or using the pre-configured tool set as a starting point for setting up vision inspection and alignment applications. VisionPro software's full range of industry-leading tools for location, identification, and inspection can be leveraged throughout the value chain to help manufacturers achieve higher quality, faster throughput, and better process control.
"Efficient solar cell manufacturing needs very high-performance vision to handle tougher inspections, faster production speeds, and enable full wafer-to-panel traceability," said Markku Jaaskelainen, Executive Vice President and Business Unit Manager for Vision Software. "As the solar production process advances and becomes more automated, using vision will be a critical way for manufacturers to achieve process efficiencies, improve equipment performance and control production costs."
Cognex offers a full range of vision products to help equipment makers, line builders and manufacturers take advantage of advanced vision technology at every step of the manufacturing process.