Green robots: Motion control, machine vision, robotics for solar cell production

Adept Technology announced that its automation software, robotics and system products have been selected by SLS Solar Line Saxony as standard products for their automation equipment for solar cell production. SLS was established as a joint venture between Roth & Rau AG and USK Karl Utz Sondermaschinen to accelerate the production of standard technology products for the solar-cell maker.
By Control Engineering Staff April 24, 2008

Livermore, CA — Robotics will Adept Technology , a provider of intelligent automation software for motion and vision-guided robotics systems and services, announced that its automation software, robotics and system products have been selected by SLS Solar Line Saxony (SLS) as standard products for their automation equipment for solar cell production.

SLS was established as a joint venture between Roth & Rau AG (Hohenstein-Ernstthal) Germany and USK Karl Utz Sondermaschinen (Limbach Oberfrohna) Germany to accelerate the production of standard technology products for the manufacturer of solar cells. According to Adept, the Quattro s650 robot, first introduced by Adept in 2007, which uses a four-arm parallel kinematic, offers major advantages over the traditional three arm Delta style kinematic.
Adept says its automation products, which includeworldwide by Roth & Rau AG. “We compared a variety of robot solutions and vetted them to our needs in the solar industry. We chose Adept and the Quattro robotic, as it enables our systems to achieve unprecedented performance,” said Karsten Barth, CEO of the newly founded SLS GmbH.

— Edited by C.G. Masi , senior editor
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