Integrated Module Line SWCT
Meyer Burger’s fully automated and integrated production line for photovoltaic modules (Integrated Module Line) produces glass/glass modules using state-of-the-art cell interconnection technology. Unlike standard glass/backsheet modules, pioneering glass/glass modules are constructed without an aluminum frame. Instead, a thinner sheet of glass is used, which cuts production costs. And that’s not all: the robustness of glass/glass modules means that they are well-protected against environmental influences, with a service life of more than 40 years. Helbling helped Meyer Burger come up with the conceptual design and specifications for the entire line and developed a portion of it, namely the glass line.
Meyer Burger commissioned Helbling to help develop a fully automated production line that offered end customers significant added value. To this end, production costs needed to be minimized, PV module performance levels maximized, and both the work processes and material flows needed to be optimized. Moreover, the line also needed to feature a uniform design to generate recognition value, be easy to operate and be as compact as possible. To tackle these challenges, Helbling drew not only on its expertise in the area of defining and designing work processes and automation systems, but also on its experience gained through development projects characterized by high standards in terms of precision and functional reliability, as well as production and operating costs.
Key data and technical details
- Production facility designed with a focus on high customer value
- 100 % optimized line featuring high uptime and yields
- 60 cell high-performance module with up to 329 W (with SmartWire connection and heterojunction technologies)
- 90 secs/module