Quality control of thinfilm solar modules with 3D vision camera

The solar industry runs on planar glass. 2D and 3D imaging each have their place in monitoring, so SICK doubles the technology in one package. 2D imaging for surface defects – 3D for depth and scribing defect information. Simultaneously. Out of tolerance substrates cause deposition processes to fail and can jam machines that must run with 99 % uptime. Laser scribing fails QC. 3D inspection works fast and accurately. Inspected glass migrates through many sequential processes – each requires high precision evaluation. 3D uncovers surface defects 2D misses. The solar industry needs both. The 3D Color- Ranger E is both – in one package.