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Smooth and gentle lifting of substrates

Sanfter Vertikaltransport von Dünschichtmodulen mit Lösungen von Festo


The vertical transport of fragile and heavy thin-layer modules poses a challenge. Despite the heavy weight of the load to be moved, a smooth and constant movement needs to be implemented to avoid damage. Classic spindle systems frequently reach their limits with heavy loads. Lifter systems from Festo can effortlessly cope with such a challenge.

Lifter systems from Festo for the production of thin-layer solar cells

The challenge: heavy weight, maximum speed, constant
and smooth movement

These requirements are dealt with by lifter systems from Festo. Due to the clever combination of pneumatic and electric drives, the benefits of both technologies have been optimised for the application. The pneumatic axis is for weight compensation and the electric axis with toothed belt drive controls the movement. This ensures the rapid yet gentle transport of the glass.

  • The benefits of two technologies from a single source optimise the transport performance 
  • Significant reduction of the motor and controller sizes compared to spindle solutions