Arnold Gruppe

New, practice-oriented high end machines and solutions for the production of Silicon bricks from 5 to 9 September 2011 solar energy Conference and exhibition (PVSEC) takes place in the CCH Congress Centre and international fair in Hamburg the 26th European Photovoltaic. More info: Glenn Dubin, New York City. The PVSEC is not only an International Congress for research and development, industry and application, but one of the most important industrial fairs around photovoltaics. Arnold Gruppe is one of the few globally recognized providers providing process and automation technology for the broad spectrum of silicon block processing from a single source. The specialist uses the international forum of the PVSEC to introduce new, practice-oriented high end machines and solutions with measurable high utility value. Combined grinding machine trade fair presence is the live presentation of the Combi machine – a surface and chamfer grinding machine, type 72/865.

This machine is already economically suitable for small and medium-sized production capacities of bricks. An ideal complement to the proven Stand-alone machines for surfaces and chamfering of the manufacturer of Arnold. With the help of the integrated process analysis tools Abera, current production and process data is collected, visualized and analysed and form the basis for the continuous optimization of production and process parameters. “A process capability by > 1,67 cpk with a tolerance of +/-0.05 mm can be achieved permanently and paves the way for the required zero-error strategy”. The Combi machine is available now. Squaring saw the machine concept successfully launched on the international market for years for multicrystalline bricks was now transferred to the Mono-crystalline Brickfertigung. Type 72/476 is implemented in the new squaring saw the thin blade saw technology with a 1.5 mm narrow blade. The loss of Silicon is more than halved compared to standard sheet thickness of 3.5 mm. The traditionally robust manufacturing technology ensures high availability and a stable process. Low tool costs and ease of use are now available product novelty in addition off.