The ILS-TTnx tool was released at the SNEC show in Shanghai back in April. Innolas states that it is building 10 units of the tool to be shipped to customers.
The tool builds on Innolas’ existing platform, which has proved popular among manufacturers upgrading to produce PERC cells in recent years. The ILS-TTnx builds on this, the first laser tool to achieve throughput of more than 4000 wafers per hour.
“We are very pleased to see the launch of our latest product running successfully,” Innolas CEO Markus Nicht. “We have seen the laser machines becoming a bottleneck in the PV industry, because of their limitation in throughput below 4000 wafers per hour. We developed our ILS-TTnx high throughput laser platform, which matches the requirement of state of the art solar cell lines. The recent order entries for the ILS-TTnx show that the product comes exactly at the right time, and fulfils current demand of the market.”
Korean module manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells previously placed an order with Innolas for the ILS-TT technology, to be installed at its R&D facility in Germany.