Amplifier improves solar panel production.

The production of photovoltaic modules for solar panels can now be improved by using a measuring chain comprising HBM’s digiCLIP amplifier with a force transducer.

Photovoltaic modules use large quantities of small silicon wafers. These need to be produced in large quantities to exacting standards. During this process the silicon is normally cut into wafers using wire saws. Optimal force application of the wire saws on the silicon is essential to precise cutting and minimal loss of material.

digiCLIP permanently acquires the force signals and transmits the signals to the production control system through Profibus-DP within a few milliseconds. During the process digiCLIP evaluates any variations and enables immediate correction through the control system.

The digiCLIP amplifier continuously identifies and eliminates manufacturing problems with high accuracy. Process interruptions are identified and eliminated quickly; material loss and production costs reduced; quality and product production is substantially increased.

More information is available at http://www.hbm.com/production or directly from the HBM online shop https://webshop.hbm.com

About HBM:
HBM (www.hbm.com) is a globally operating company specializing in test and measurement. HBM provides complete measurement solutions - from sensor to software - based on high quality products as strain gages, load cells, tranducers, signal conditioning and data acquisition electronics and software.

With development and manufacturing operations in Europe, America and Asia, HBM provides measurement solutions to a wide variety of companies in the automotive, aerospace, marine, rail transport, medical equipment, packaging, appliance, automation, and scale industries.

With a 50 year history of quality and precision products, the HBM name has become synonymous with "Measurement with Confidence.

For further information please contact:

1 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA UK
Tel: +44(0) 20 8515 6100
Fax: +44(0) 20 8515 6149
Web: www.hbm.com

July 2008

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