Lotus Systems optimizes PV production processes

Lotus Systems GmbH, a leading manufacturer of wet process, cleaning,and chemical management systems for photovoltaic, semiconductor, andMEMS production, has developed new cleaners.

"Chemistry as anintegral part of production helps to increase efficiency and lowercosts," says CEO Joachim Mink with conviction. The new vertical spraycleaners allow manufacturers to clean the carriers themselves -–quickly, efficiently, and at their own facilities.

Sprayingensures that there is always a reactive medium on the surface and makescleaning two to three times faster. Only about a tenth of the chemicalsare needed, since the engineers have developed a special way toposition and control the nozzles.

At about €20 per carrier,the cost of cleaning and drying is about a quarter of what it hastraditionally been. Plus, the carriers are ready for use again after 12hours. The vertical spray cleaners, with their extremely small basearea of 1.8 square meters, can easily be integrated into theestablished production process.