Heliatek organic PV lines will use Dr Schenk metrology systems

Heliatek GmbH, organic photovoltaic module maker, has chosen the Dr. Schenk GmbH SolarInspect roll-to-roll metrology solution for their organic photovoltaic (OPV) production line. The delivery and integration of the two metrology systems into the first line in Dresden, Germany, is scheduled for mid-2011.

Click to EnlargeMarch 16, 2011 — Heliatek GmbH, organic photovoltaic module maker, has chosen the Dr. Schenk GmbH SolarInspect roll-to-roll metrology solution for their organic photovoltaic (OPV) production line. The delivery and integration of the two metrology systems into the first line in Dresden, Germany, is scheduled for mid-2011.

Heliatek’s modular factory line allows for gradual increase of production. After extensive sample testing and result analysis at Dr. Schenk GmbH in Planegg, Heliatek decided to purchase two SolarInspect RollToRoll Metrology Systems. The key advantage is that these highly adaptable systems can be placed at different positions in the line. This allows the analysis of a number of process steps, which is essential for understanding potentials for improvements and optimizations in Heliatek’s production process.

Click to EnlargeThe highly flexible OPVs are manufactured in a roll-to-roll process, allowing for more cost-effective production and opening new application fields. In the medium term, Heliatek will focus on growing markets like building integration (BIPV), large-scale markets such as industrial roofing, and on the automotive industry. OPV offers these sectors low weight, new form factors, and total systems cost advantages.

Dr. Schenk GmbH provides inspection and measurement solutions for thin film PV modules of all technologies and generations (CdTe, CIS/CIGS, aSi/µSi, OPV and DCS). Dr. Schenk GmbH is a high-tech company offering products for automated quality assurance and production process monitoring for the optical media, flat glass, film and foil, converting, paper, solar and semiconductor industries. Visit www.drschenk.com.

Heliatek GmbH was jointly founded by the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Ulm. It develops organic vacuum-deposited solar cells for commercialization, working on tailored organic absorber materials, device integration, and production processes. Learn more at www.heliatek.com

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