SOURCE: Despatch Industries

Despatch Industries

June 02, 2011 03:00 ET

Despatch Industries' Firing Furnace Success Continues as Industry Shifts to Dual Lane Manufacturing

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Jun 2, 2011) - Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider for the solar industry, is experiencing significant growth in demand for the company's CF-Series Dual Lane (CF-DL) metallization firing furnaces. Despatch's CF-DL firing furnaces offer the same advanced performance and technology features of the company's best-selling single lane firing furnace, but with increased production volume of up to 5000 wafers per hour.

"We are seeing a strong shift in the market where solar cell manufacturers are looking to increase their production volume without compromising the industry-leading features and performance they enjoy with their current single lane firing furnace," states Erik Anderson, Despatch Product Manager. "Despatch's CF-DL firing furnace allows manufacturers the benefits of a feature-rich platform with a suite of options that enhance equipment performance, configurability and lower capital cost with no increase in footprint. Our dual lane firing furnace sets the standard for value in the industry."

Despatch's CF-Series Dual Lane firing furnace has exceptional lane-to-lane temperature uniformity of ±3°C, 300ipm belt speeds and ramp rates up to 200°C. This high capacity tool has proven performance with more than 98 percent uptime and easy maintenance. The CF-DL is available with an optional VOC Thermal Oxidizer that provides maintenance-free elimination of over 99 percent of VOCs. As the market leader, Despatch has experience integrating its firing furnaces with nearly every major metallization manufacturer.

Despatch Industries is the global leader in producing innovative, next generation tools and technology for the solar cell manufacturing industry. The company's regional offices and complete global service network allow Despatch to provide local sales and product support to all customers worldwide. Despatch equipment is consistently recognized for exceptional performance and process quality, optimal cell efficiency, maximum uptime and reduced operating costs.

For more information on Despatch visit our website: www.despatch.com

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