Innovative solutions

for productive, flexible and efficient solar panel factories

PV manufacturer and machine builders face enormous innovation and cost pressure. This is why competitive manufacturing processes and machines are in high demand. The products and solutions from Siemens help you achieve these goals.


Production machines

The field of production machines for the production of solar cells and photovoltaic modules ranges from machines for the cell coating process (e.g. PECVD), to high-speed machines for connecting cells to strings, layup stations with handling kinematics, and extending all the way to laminators for the modules at the end of the production line. Continuous quality control of the production steps is just as important as a consistent process and high-precision machines.

Benefits of the Siemens solution

  • High-quality production of cells and modules through high-precision Motion Control functionality of the SIMATIC or SIMOTION controllers

  • Reduced number of conventional switches, thus requiring less space in the control cabinet through fail-safe controllers and safety functions integrated in the drive

  • Suitable motor selection for your machine thanks to our wide range of asynchronous, servo, linear and torque motors

  • Efficiency gains through seamless integration of the software for HMI and controller programming as well as drive commissioning in a uniform engineering environment (TIA Portal)

  • Saving up to 30% engineering time and therefore cost reductions through the TIA Portal


Example application for stringer and layout stations


Example application for laminators


Products used


Do you have questions?

Are you interested in additional concepts and solutions for machines involved in the production of solar cells and solar modules? Then feel free to contact us at solar.industry.automation@siemens.com. We are looking forward to hearing from you!