HAVERHILL, USA: Ultrasonic Systems Inc. (USI), a leading manufacturer of high-performance ultrasonic spray coating equipment, has released its PV-480 system for CdTe module coating applications.
The PV-480 leverages USI’s proprietary, nozzle-less ultrasonic spray head technology for thinner, more uniform coating deposition vs. conventional spray technologies. Optimized for high-volume, in-line manufacturing, the PV-480 can process glass plates up to 48 inches wide at speeds of up to six feet per minute.
The PV-480 delivers liquid coating with transfer efficiencies in excess of 90 percent, 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.
The system can be operated in-line or as a stand-alone process, and is easy to control via touch screen user interface. USI coating systems are industry proven with more than 2,500 systems installed worldwide in multiple markets.
“We are pleased to announce the launch of our new PV-480 thin-film coating system,” said Stuart Erickson, president of Ultrasonic Systems. “The PV-480 extends our unique nozzle-less spray head technology to glass plate applications critical to CdTe thin-film solar production.”