Thin Film (Sheet) Solar Module Inspection

Reliable Quality Assurance & Process Control Throughout Solar Module Production

The Dr. Schenk SolarInspect for thinfilm (sheet)  inspection is designed to fulfill the special quality requirements throughout the production of thin film solar modules based on glass sheet substrates. In addition, continuous monitoring of the production process allows timely corrective action to be taken when process deviations appear.

Fully integrated after relevant production steps, SolarInspect for thinfilm sheet inspection detects, pinpoints and accurately classifies defects or irregularities on the surface and edges from the incoming glass through to the finished solar module. The user-friendly graphical interface provides clear diagrams and analyzing tools, displaying detailed defect information together with high-resolution images.

Reliable Inspection of

  • Incoming Bare Glass
  • Coated Glass, e.g. TCO, Molybdenum
  • Layer Deposition
  • Structuring / Scribing
  • Chemical Steps
  • Edge Deletion
  • Lamination
  • Back Glass
  • Finished Modules

Detection of

  • Sheet Glass Defects
  • Dimensions
  • Edge Defects
  • Layer Defects
  • Layer Homogeneity
  • Layer Thickness
  • Structure Discontinuity
  • Underscribe
  • Overscribe
  • Encapsulation & Lamination Defects
  • Edge Deletion Residues
  • Conductor Defects

SolarInspect - Exceptional Features

  • Innovative and modular optical setup - low cost of ownership
  • Turnkey vision systems optimized for specific process step needs
  • Customized solution for all types and sizes of solar modules
  • Repeatable detection and classification
  • User-friendly quality and analyzing tools for production control and process analysis
  • Easy integration into new and existing lines
  • Industry-proven design