CHELMSFORD, USA: Brooks Automation Inc. has announced a new radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader specifically for the solar cell industry.
This innovative solution provides reliable traceability from the source ingot to the ready-to-use solar cell module. RFID usage increases manufacturing throughput, reduces handling errors and limits non-value handling.
The innovative HF80 Series developed by RFID specialist Brooks Automation offers a variety of functions and is obtainable with an Ethernet and/or serial RS232 interface. The system consists of an RFID reader, antenna and transponder. Working at a frequency of 13.56 MHz, the five antenna terminals minimize the cost per reading point and ensure best-in-class reading ranges and reliability.
The HF80 Series is intended for use in the production process where it is effortlessly integrated into production machines. An application in order picking stations is also conceivable. The HF80 enables solar cell manufacturers access to integrated, transparent production data throughout the manufacturing process.
RFID is the future ID-System for the PV-Industry. The read and write capability of the transponder, the accurate reading rate and the exceptional reliability of the system uniquely qualifies it for the solar production process.