Above: Material Transport System Undergoing Bench Testing
The picture to the left shows portions of the CIGSolar™ material transport system undergoing bench testing procedures prior to installation onto the main evaporation chamber assembly.
In the background the main evaporation chamber has been wrapped to protect surfaces after undergoing a final milling procedure. After welding was completed the surfaces have been re-finished to ensure flat and true surfaces so that a vacuum tight seal can be achieved.
Above: Sample Material Transport Video
To the right is a sample video of a portion of the material in-feed loader and transport system. The CIGSolar system uses a simple and easy to maintain roller system in a series of transport zones. Each zone is independently controlled to allow for staging, pre-heat, process application, and exit functions.
Behind the scenes we are working to complete the assembly the control systems necessary to operate all of the evaporation chamber components as a single integrated system. We plan to soon begin attaching the various load locks and in-feed systems.
Above: One of the Many System Control Panels
Behind the scenes we are working to complete the assembly the control systems necessary to operate all of the evaporation chamber components as a single integrated system.
To the left is an example of one of the various control systems undergoing assembly and bench testing.