11 - 2012
Shaanxi Tianhong Silicon Industry (CHN); centrotherm photovoltaics - Innovative power controller clears the way for optimized manufacture of polysilicon for solar cells - Silicon is a valuable commodity, particularly for the photovoltaics industry. In the manufacture of polycrystalline silicon, it is very important that processes run in a highly economical and optimized manner. more
10 - 2012
Bottero-Gruppe, Italy - Bottero Group, Italy - Bottero has developed a glass stacker that makes it possible to stack small sheets of glass at high cycle speeds. Simotion D and the Simotion Handling Toolbox ensure high precision and productivity. more
10 - 2012
Benteler Maschinenbau, Germany - Benteler Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany - For processing glass for the solar panel industry, the glass technology division of Benteler Maschinenbau uses Sinamics S110 drives, which have proven themselves for the simple and reliable positioning of individual axes. more
10 - 2012
Schott AG, Germany - Schott AG, Germany - To enable the continued production of innovative special glass products of the highest quality in the future, Schott chose a reliable and standardized automation concept. more
10 - 2012
Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany - Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany - Through a new control concept for its machine and plant components, Grenzebach simplified project planning and commissioning and increased planning reliability. more
10 - 2012
Siemens Industrial Automation, Shanghai (China) - Siemens Industrial Automation Ltd., Shanghai (China) - In the glass industry as well as the polysilicon market, Siemens Industrial Automation Ltd., Shanghai (SIAS) has achieved a great deal in China. Glass production as well as polysilicon sites have been successfully modernized and equipped with Simatic PCS 7. more
10 - 2012
HORN Glass Industries AG, Germany - HORN Glass Industries AG, Germany - HORN Glass Industries has made a name for itself in the area of glass-melting technology. The company supplied a completely new plant for Vetropack Moravia, among other customers. The PCS 7 process control system was used there for plant control. more
10 - 2012
Singulus Stangl Solar GmbH, Germany - Singulus Stangl Solar GmbH, Germany - The demand for systems for photovoltaic production is increasing. Maintenance-free components such as PC-based automation solutions and power supplies that bridge grid failures minimize outage risks and make the production of solar cells even more reliable. more
10 - 2012
Actemium Controlmatic GmbH, Germany - Actemium Controlmatic GmbH, Germany - In recent years, Actemium has continuously expanded its activities in the solar industry. We spoke with Gerald Taraba, authorized officer and division manager at Actemium Controlmatic, about its project-related partnership with Siemens. more
10 - 2012
Sibelco, Belgium - Sibelco, Belgium - Extracting silica sand from its natural deposits is a resource- and energy-intensive process. However, the Belgian company Sibelco proves that it can be done with respect for nature. The detailed and reliable measurements provided by a comprehensive Siemens process instrumentation installation help the company optimize its processes for maximum eco-friendliness. more
10 - 2012
Ducatt, Belgium - Ducatt, Belgium - Belgian solar glass manufacturer Ducatt completely overhauled its production facilities and is now using the Simatic PCS 7 process control system for plant-wide automation. The integrated control system is used for all areas of the new production plant. more
10 - 2012
Bach Viet Technologies Corporation, Vietnam - Bach Viet Technologies Corporation, Vietnam - The future looks bright for a vehicle windshield manufacturing plant in Vietnam following the upgrade of its control systems to Simatic S7. more
10 - 2012
Sangalli Vetro S.p.A., Italy - Sangalli Vetro S.p.A., Italy - The Sangalli Group has built one of the world’s most modern plants for the manufacture of float glass with Totally Integrated Automation based on Simatic PCS 7. more
10 - 2012
SCHMID Group, Germany - SCHMID Group, Germany - In order to further optimize its production processes and better meet customer requirements, the SCHMID Group chose the Plant Simulation software from Siemens. more
10 - 2012
Meyer Burger AG, Switzerland - Meyer Burger AG, Switzerland - Technology and market leader Meyer Burger uses a new modular drive system for wire sawing silicon wafers and achieves the highest possible cut speeds with ever thinner cutting wires. more
10 - 2012
UAS Messtechnik GmbH, Germany - UAS Messtechnik GmbH, Germany - State-of-the-art technology, the highest quality standards, and efficient energy management – with this strategy, UAS Messtechnik has found success throughout the world, including on the Chinese island of Hainan. more
10 - 2012
HBI Corporation, China - HBI Corporation, China - HBI Corporation relies on standardized automation solutions from Siemens. These allow the company to contain costs, increase energy efficiency, and grow across the entire photovoltaic production chain. more
10 - 2012
P.Energy, Italy - P.Energy, Italy - Modern control, drive, and engineering solutions make it possible for a leading Italian manufacturer of machines for the production of photovoltaic modules to maintain high quality standards. more
10 - 2012
CTO der f | glass GmbH - Plant-wide Automation - To be able to optimize production processes, you need to know them very well. With plant-wide automation – based on Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) –, glass producers can more easily make the required data transparency a reality and benefit from higher efficiency over the entire life of the plant. more
10 - 2012
Sibelco - Belgium - Maasmechelen - Extracting silica sand from its natural deposits is a resource- and energy-intensive process. However, the Belgian company Sibelco proves that it can be done with respect for nature. The detailed and reliable measurements provided by a comprehensive Siemens process instrumentation installation help the company optimize its processes for maximum eco-friendliness. more
09 - 2012
Singulus Stangl - Maintenance-free, PC-based Automation Solution combined with power-failure-proof Power Supply increases the System Availability - The need for photovoltaic production facilities is growing. To avoid outages, a high system availability as well as the use of durable and maintenance-free components are important. more
09 - 2012
- For a photovoltaic project in Singapore Siemens has received an order from Fluor to supply process instrumentation and analytics. - For a photovoltaic project in Singapore Siemens has received an order from Fluor to supply process instrumentation and analytics. more
09 - 2012
- The PV system on the roof of the Siemens Healthcare facility in Forchheim, Germany, is a showcase project for performance and teamwork. The conversion efficiency of the modules exceeds 18 percent, and all three Siemens Sectors – Industry, Energy and Healthcare – worked hand in hand. - The PV system on the roof of the Siemens Healthcare facility in Forchheim, Germany, is a showcase project for performance and teamwork. The conversion efficiency of the modules exceeds 18 percent, and all three Siemens Sectors – Industry, Energy and Healthcare – worked hand in hand. more
09 - 2012
- When SolarWorld took over a silicon wafer production facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, in 2007, extensive modifications were necessary. A big challenge was posed by the complex overhaul of the facility so that ultra-pure water could be made available for the new production. - When SolarWorld took over a silicon wafer production facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, in 2007, extensive modifications were necessary. A big challenge was posed by the complex overhaul of the facility so that ultra-pure water could be made available for the new production. more
09 - 2012
- Inverters are a vital part of site installations. Siemens provides the right concept for every need. - Inverters are a vital part of site installations. Siemens provides the right concept for every need. more
09 - 2012
- Drive-based motion control enables extremely dynamic and precise application of butyl on semiconductor thin-film substrates. - Drive-based motion control enables extremely dynamic and precise application of butyl on semiconductor thin-film substrates. more
09 - 2012
- CSP projects in Spain, the USA and North Africa are giving impetus to the global market, which is set to grow to around €10 billion by 2015. - CSP projects in Spain, the USA and North Africa are giving impetus to the global market, which is set to grow to around €10 billion by 2015. more
09 - 2012
- Siemens is providing the entire electro-technical equipment for one of the world’s largest solar parks in Alicante and for three further PV systems in the region. The group is also responsible for maintenance and service as well as for technical operations until 2024. - Siemens is providing the entire electro-technical equipment for one of the world’s largest solar parks in Alicante and for three further PV systems in the region. The group is also responsible for maintenance and service as well as for technical operations until 2024. more
08 - 2012
- The American specialists have developed their own new method for single-crystal growth. The PCS 7 from Siemens helps things to run according to plan. - The American specialists have developed their own new method for single-crystal growth. The PCS 7 from Siemens helps things to run according to plan. more
08 - 2012
- Setting new standards in the production of polysilicon with the combination of reactors and converters is a considerable achievement – and one that requires first-class solutions for automation. The standardized system design from Siemens proved its worth after just a few months. - Setting new standards in the production of polysilicon with the combination of reactors and converters is a considerable achievement – and one that requires first-class solutions for automation. The standardized system design from Siemens proved its worth after just a few months. more
08 - 2012
- With a total size of 31 MWp, the solar park in Les Mées was a very exciting PV contract – and one that allowed Siemens Energy to once again prove its expertise as an EPC contractor working hand in hand with colleagues from Siemens Industry and its customer Eco Delta. - With a total size of 31 MWp, the solar park in Les Mées was a very exciting PV contract – and one that allowed Siemens Energy to once again prove its expertise as an EPC contractor working hand in hand with colleagues from Siemens Industry and its customer Eco Delta. more
08 - 2012
- Whether pressure, temperature, flow or fill levels – Siemens offers a comprehensive portfolio of field instrumentation for solar-thermal power plants. This expertise is in especially high demand at parabolic trough facilities in Spain - Whether pressure, temperature, flow or fill levels – Siemens offers a comprehensive portfolio of field instrumentation for solar-thermal power plants. This expertise is in especially high demand at parabolic trough facilities in Spain more
08 - 2012
- Thanks to code-reader systems, PV manufacturers are now better equipped than ever to continually monitor all parameters across their production processes – an important prerequisite for maintaining high product quality. - Thanks to code-reader systems, PV manufacturers are now better equipped than ever to continually monitor all parameters across their production processes – an important prerequisite for maintaining high product quality. more
08 - 2012
- Large-scale integration projects require flexible solutions and reliable support, as James Riccardi, Managing Director of RoviSys Asia, knows from experience. - Large-scale integration projects require flexible solutions and reliable support, as James Riccardi, Managing Director of RoviSys Asia, knows from experience. more
08 - 2012
HBI Corporation - Automation as engine for growth - HBI Corporation, the Chinese market leader in production equipment, is joining up with a strong partner to back integrated automation solutions along the entire photovoltaic production chain, with the goal of achieving greater cost efficiency, energy efficiency, and growth. more
07 - 2012
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05 - 2012
Schott Solar Thin Film GmbH, Jena (Germany) - Optical Character Recognition for Product Tracking & Tracing and Quality Control - In the series production of thin-film solar power modules, code reading systems with OCR (optical character recognition) are employed for tracking & tracing the individual processing steps. The continuous monitoring of all parameters ensures a reproducible quality of the photovoltaic products. more
01 - 2011
Conergy AG, Frankfurt/Oder (Germany) - - In Frankfurt (Oder) fertigt Conergy in einem der weltweit modernsten Werke Wafer, Zellen und Module. Siemens steuert Automatisierungstechnik für den gesamten Produktionsprozess bei. more
01 - 2011
PV Crystalox (Germany) - - Thanks to Simatic PCS 7, PV Crystalox has the complex processes in its new solar silicon production facility in Bitterfeld fully under control. more
01 - 2011
Mecasolar und Rios Renovables (Spain) - Simatic S7-1200 tracks photovoltaic systems precisely to the sun - Simatic S7-1200 tracks photovoltaic systems precisely to the sun. more
01 - 2011
M+W Group and Q-Cells (Malaysia) - - The building that houses Q-Cells' solar cell factory in Malaysia is the result of a close international collaboration led by leading plant-engineering firm M+W Group. more
01 - 2011
Pilkington (NSG Group), Weiherhammer (Germany) - - Simatic PCS 7 makes Pilkington's solar glass line in Weiherhammer, Germany, more efficient, cost effective and flexible. more
01 - 2011
Semprius, Inc., Durham NC (USA) - - The potential of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) is undisputed. Semprius and Siemens have taken the first Stepps toward making the technology more efficient and economical. more
01 - 2011
Masdar PV, Ichtershausen (Germany) - - Masdar PV intends to establish itself as one of the world's leading providers of thin-film PV modules. In 2009 the company laid the foundation for future success with a high-tech production hall in Ichtershausen, near Erfurt, Germany. more
01 - 2011
Schmid Technology Systems GmbH (Germany) - - Gaspare Hilgner from Schmid and Stefan Kreudler from Siemens headed up the Layup Station project as a team. Siemens provided the automation and drive technology – from developing the hardware and software all the way to commissioning. more
01 - 2011
LDK Polysilicon Co.; Xinyu/Jiangxi (China) - - The process control system Simatic PCS 7 is making a meaningful contribution to quality improvement at the polysilicon production facility belonging to LDK, a Chinese wafer manufacturer in Xinyu, in the Jiangxi Province. more
01 - 2011
Deutsche Solar AG, Freiberg (Germany) - - As a token of many years of strong partnership, representatives from Deutsche Solar AG (DSAG) and Siemens planted a tree at the new DSAG manufacturing location in Freiberg more
01 - 2011
Mecasolar, Rios Renovables, Spain - Racing with the Sun - Mecasolar, together with Rios Renovables, develops, builds, and sells (through Proinso) high-tech solar tracking units. These units track the photovoltaic systems to the movement of the sun and are therefore able to increase the yield of photovoltaic solar power. more
01 - 2011
centrotherm SiTec, Germany - More Power for Solar - Using a combination of an innovative reactor and converter, centrotherm SiTec enables a higher yield and greater turnover in the production of polysilicon. Thanks to a standardized automation solution, the solar industry thus benefits from more power … more
01 - 2011
Confluence Solar, USA - Fast Track for Solar Silicon - Confluence Solar uses the openness provided by Simatic PCS 7 to deploy full-scale production using an innovative process for solar silicon. more
01 - 2011
f | glass, Germany - Setting New Standards - The new f | glass plant is one of the world’s most advanced and energy-efficient float-glass production units. Siemens technology plays a decisive role in the plant’s success. more
01 - 2011
Arnold Gruppe, Germany - Higher Productivity with Less Waste - An integrated, highly available plant for processing silicon ingots for the solar industry shows how automation can simultaneously increase productivity, process reliability, and flexibility. more
12 - 2010
- LOGO! controls fully automatic solar panel cleaning - A solar installation on the roof produces electricity or supports water heating. The yield is good as long as the sun shines on the panels without resistance, i.e. while the collectors are still clean. SunBrush is a fully automatic cleaning system that is controlled via a LOGO!. more