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Posted: Oct 20, 2010

Ultrasonic Systems Launches New Precision Spray System for CdTe Thin-film Solar Manufacturing Applications

(Nanowerk News) Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. (USI), a leading manufacturer of high-performance ultrasonic spray coating equipment, announces the release of its PV-480 system for CdTe module coating applications. The PV-480 leverages USI's proprietary, nozzle-less ultrasonic spray head technology for thinner, more uniform coating deposition vs. conventional spray technologies. Optimized for high-volume, in-line manufacturing, the PV-480 can process glass plates up to 48 inches wide at speeds of up to six feet per minute.
The PV-480 delivers liquid coating with transfer efficiencies in excess of 90%, utilizing a traversing Ultra-SprayŽ blade head. This versatile system is ideal for the application of cadmium chloride solution and anti-reflective coatings, as well as other low viscosity liquids. The system can be operated in-line or as a stand-alone process, and is easy to control via touch screen user interface. USI coating systems are industry proven with more than 2,500 systems installed worldwide in multiple markets.
"We are pleased to announce the launch of our new PV-480 thin-film coating system," said Stuart Erickson, President of Ultrasonic Systems. "The PV-480 extends our unique nozzle-less spray head technology to glass plate applications critical to CdTe thin-film solar production."
About Ultrasonic Systems
Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. (USI) manufactures high-performance spray coating equipment based on proprietary ultrasonic spray coating technology. USI's products deliver a superior alternative to conventional air-atomizing or ultrasonic spray nozzle technology for electronics assembly, semiconductor, fuel cell, medical, and solar markets worldwide. Our team of technical experts is committed to providing the best technical and application support available. For more information, visit: www.ultraspray.com.
Source: Ultrasonic Systems (press release)
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