OpTek Systems produces a range of machine tools for laser processing of materials used in PV cell production. The range includes bench-top, R&D, reel-to-reel and in-line sheet production tools for all common substrate formats.
Applications include cutting, scribing, drilling and contact firing, and tool designs will accommodate silicon wafers, large area glass panel and flexible substrates. Tools can be supplied as stand alone processing cells including material handling stages, or as line-integrated modules.
In addition to standard and bespoke tool supply, OpTek undertakes process and module design and provides a sampling service to assist in process and product qualification. Applications include cutting, drilling and scribing for c-Si, a-Si, CIS, CIGS, DSSC and BIPV, laser welding, trimming, marking and firing are also applied in some cases.