Ultrasonic Systems Installs PV-480 for Thin-film Solar Module Production

Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. announces the successful installation and commissioning of a PV-480 coating system at a US-based CdTe solar panel manufacturer.

Haverhill, MA - Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. (USI), the leading manufacturer of high-performance ultrasonic spray coating equipment, announces the successful installation and commissioning of a PV-480 coating system at a US-based CdTe solar panel manufacturer. The system will be utilized for the application of cadmium chloride solution as part of the absorber layer activation process. The PV-480 leverages USI's proprietary, nozzle-less ultrasonic spray head technology for a more uniform and repeatable coating deposition vs. conventional air atomizing spray nozzle, conventional ultrasonic nozzle, and roll coating technologies.


Designed for high-volume in-line manufacturing, the PV-480 can process glass plates up to 48 inches wide at line speeds of up to six feet per minute. The PV-480 delivers liquid coating with transfer efficiencies in excess of 90%, utilizing a traversing Ultra-Spray® blade head. This versatile system is ideal for the application of cadmium chloride solution and anti-reflective coatings, as well as other low viscosity liquids.

"We are pleased with our growing success with thin-film solar manufacturers requiring the latest manufacturing equipment technology to create reliable, efficient thin-film modules," said Stuart Erickson, President of Ultrasonic Systems. "The latest PV-480 installation reflects the success of our unique nozzle-less spray head technology for spray coating applications critical to CdTe thin-film solar production."


About Ultrasonic Systems
Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. (USI) manufactures high-performance spray coating equipment based on proprietary ultrasonic spray coating technology. USI's products deliver a superior alternative to conventional air-atomizing or ultrasonic spray nozzle technology for electronics assembly, semiconductor, fuel cell, medical, and solar markets worldwide. Our team of technical experts is committed to providing the best technical and application support available. For more information, visit: www.ultraspray.com.

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