PVD - Drying & Firing Furnaces
BTU offers the PVD line of contact drying/firing furnaces. The PVD comprises a complete line of Rapid Thermal Processing Furnaces utilizing near infrared heating technology. Systems come in varying lengths and widths to suit specific throughput requirements. The product line has been specifically designed for the solar cell metallization process and is used for contact drying and firing. Specialized features include rapid heating via densely spaced tungsten lamps and rapid cooling rates obtained through proprietary water cooling technology.
The PVD series furnaces combines the Rapid Thermal Processing of a PV Series Solar Cell Firing Furnace with a D-900 Series Dryer on the same belt. Combining drying and firing into one unit saves factory floor space and automation costs as solar cells go directly from the dryer into the furnace. The PVD series features BTU's proprietary WINCON™ control system. WINCON features a simplified user interface and incredibly powerful analytical capabilities.
Lower cost solar cells are produced with faster processing speeds and improved equipment efficiency. With shorter processing time and faster belt speeds, one PVD Series integrated dryer/furnace processing a single lane of parts can produce up to 30 MW of solar cells per manufacturing line.