VITRONIC, a global leader in industrial machine vision, is expanding its solution portfolio for the photovoltaics production industry. At SNEC PV Power Expo 2019, which takes place June 3-6 in Shanghai, VITRONIC will present its comprehensive portfolio of optical inspection systems. This includes numerous new products that the company will unveil at the leading international exhibition for photovoltaics.

New products at SNEC

VITRONIC’s new, modular matrix system uses the “one base fits all” principle. PV manufacturers benefit from a single product platform that can be equipped with a variety of camera and lighting systems and integrated flexibly in production lines. With this flexibility, companies are able to ideally meet the inspection requirements of each process step, including coating, printing and sorting. The modular matrix system can be customized to accommodate a wide range of cell designs and future inspection requirements, always ensuring the best quality inspection results.

Another highlight at SNEC is VITRONIC’s innovative solution for post-print inspection. The smart system offers optical inspection with maximum resolution and also provides data that can be used for process optimizations. These features enable an optical inspection to detect the smallest variations in print screens, making it possible to take an immediate corrective action by changing a tool. Together with short feedback loops, the highest level of quality throughout the individual production steps and maximum efficiency are achieved.

Smart software supports the process

Technology is subject to constant change. That is why VITRONIC experts continuously implement improvements and add new functions to hardware and software. VITRONIC will present for the first time its new Chinese user interface for the VISOLAR 3 software solution at SNEC. In addition to being intuitive, the solution also offers numerous smart features and analysis tools, such as the Classification Editor.

The early detection of defects through integrated trend analyses and evaluations using heat maps prevent deviations in quality. Data correlation within and between production facilities consistently optimize the manufacturing process.

With more than 2,000 installed systems, VITRONIC has built a strong partnership with the PV industry. The VINSPEC SOLAR portfolio offers tried and tested automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems for PV production, from start to finish. Furthermore, PV manufacturers can use data obtained during the inspection process in a variety of ways, for example, to optimize production processes and achieve a higher output.

Learn more about VINSPEC SOLAR inspection systems and visit VITRONIC at SNEC.

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VITRONIC is a world leader in industrial machine vision. The owner-managed group of companies develops innovative products and customized solutions in the growth industries of automation, healthcare, photovoltaics, logistics automation, body scanning solutions, and traffic technology.

With over 35 years of experience, VITRONIC offers a unique portfolio of systems and software for image and sensor-based quality inspection, identification, traffic monitoring, and toll collection. Customers include renowned companies such as B.Braun, BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, Toll Collect, Fresenius, and Sanofi, as well as government agencies and public authorities.

VITRONIC systems play a major role in ensuring the highest levels of quality and efficiency in the production processes of the automobile, photovoltaic, and pharmaceutical industries.

In logistics centers and cargo airports worldwide, VITRONIC's Auto-ID solutions efficiently capture and integrate shipment data and ensure the transparent flow of packages.

In the traffic technology sector, VITRONIC offers high-performance technologies to increase road safety, improve traffic flow and secure tolling revenue.

Since its founding in 1984, VITRONIC has grown continuously, and currently has over 1,000 employees.  It is represented in four continents and in over 80 countries. VITRONIC supports its international customers through its subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as through a global network of sales and service partners.

VITRONIC systems are developed and manufactured at the company's headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. In 2020, the Group’s total revenue was 152,5 million Euros.

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