February 16, 2011 -- Ultrasonic Systems Inc. (USI), high-performance ultrasonic spray coating equipment manufacturer for solar applications, announces another multi-system order for their third generation PV-360 for the in-line thermal diffusion process from a customer based in China.
The order is for 20 PV-360 coating systems. The machines consistently apply a more uniform, thinner coating of phosphoric acid, boric acid, and other proprietary dopants at high-volume production scale, according to the company. Leveraging USI’s proprietary nozzle-less ultrasonic spray head technology, the PV-360 provides a more homogenous and repeatable coating than conventional spray nozzle, mist coating, or roll coating based technologies.
Optimized for high-volume, in-line manufacturing, the PV-360 can process up to 4,300 wafers (125mm) per hour. The PV-360 increases manufacturing quality, efficiency, throughput, and reliability for in-line thermal diffusion as well as laser doped selective emitter (LDSE) processes.
Solar cell manufacturers are embracing technologies that improve the quality, efficiency, throughput, and reliability of their solar cells, said Stuart Erickson, president of Ultrasonic Systems.
Ultrasonic Systems Inc. (USI) manufactures high-performance spray coating equipment based on proprietary ultrasonic spray coating technology. For more information, visit: www.ultraspray.com.