The new stringer solution “Kubus MTS 5000” of M10 Industries AG, Freiburg i. Br. (Germany) has been selected for PV magazine’s 2016 Technology Highlights Award as one of the eight finalists from nearly 40 entries. The awarded stringer will be presented to the public by means of a 3D simulation at the SNEC 2016 – International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition – in Shanghai, China, from the 24th until the 26th of May (Hall E3, Booth 250). “The selection as a Technology Award finalist confirms our efforts to set new standards in the automated PV production”, emphasize Gregor Reddemann and Günter Schneidereit, founders and CEOs of M10 Industries AG. The first commercial installation of “Kubus” is expected this year.
The independent jury of international PV experts comment, that “Kubus” is “definitely an interesting tool”. The jury is impressed with the level of innovation, the industry reaction and the ergonomic design. The new stringer generation “Made in Germany” is able to solder three times as many cells, thereby replacing several stringers at once on a minimum surface area. The most important innovation of “Kubus” is the highest redundancy which allows a real non-stop production.
Benefits that pay out
Four independent working ribbon supplies of “Kubus” realize the uninterrupted production process: The result is a plus of approximately 4.5 M € turnover per year for module manufacturers with no extra costs for machine, labour and facility. Moreover, because of precise ribbon length adjustment per each string no additional ribbon cutting is needed and less ribbon is consumed. This saves material costs of approximately 75.000 € per year. “These are benefits that pay out”, says Reddemann.