Kahl am Main, May 15, 2012, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES developed a new photovoltaic machine concept with the product name MATERIA for the cleaning of silicon chunks and ingot saw off cuts for the manufacturing of crystalline solar cells. The first MATERIA cleaning machine was delivered to a renowned US customer. The system was successfully installed at the customer’s site in the 1st quarter 2012.
In the MATERIA, silicon is cleared of interfering particles, organic and metallic contaminations. With state-of-the-art technology the fully automated and intelligent carrier management, which is operating in the absence of manual labor, achieves a maximum throughput with reductions of operators. With very good process results the efficient process steps and the economical use of water and chemical substances as well as the low energy consumption reduce the cost of operation compared with the traditionally available machines.
Source: SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG