Machine automation in the solar industry

Optimum machine control in photovoltaic module production

Many different process steps and automation requirements must be considered when manufacturing photovoltaic modules. The field ranges from slow processes for raw block production up to high-speed machines for wafer cutting or the transport of individual components. Continuous quality control of each production step is just as important as an integrated process and high-precision machines.

With Totally Integrated Automation, Siemens is the only manufacturer offering all components for the implementation of optimum machine concepts in every production step. Our portfolio ranges from individual sensors and actuators directly on the machine through decentralized control modules and solutions for operating and monitoring (HMI). Whether near the machine or centrally located, SIMATIC provides an array of controls meeting all your requirements.

Plus, the modularity of Totally Integrated Automation allows existing production concepts to be easily modernized and adapted to meet your future requirements. Open interfaces and bus systems simplify the connection of individual components as well as the intelligent integration in upper level production planning and warehouse management systems.

All Siemens systems are completely integrated and are distinguished by their modular design. The complete harmony of all products has unique advantages, including user-friendliness, scalability, efficiency and cost savings.