SUN SIMULATORS - Rimas Technology Group
Horizontal (tunnel) tester Inside view CAPACITY Depends on the electronics for the testing. Loading and unloading can be faster than the electronics. One tower can be used for lines up to 50MW. For higher capacities, multiple testers can be used. DIMENSIONS Towers are built according the module dimensions and the specifications of the sun simulator. SUN SIMULATORS RIMAS simulator towers fit several simulators of different manufacturers. RIMAS towers are designed to integrate specific simulating electronics. 6.5 meter high inline sun simulator in Italy, with automatic loading and unloading. LOADING A tower can contain several types of (un)loading of solar modules, both manual and automatic. In an inline situation the conveyor runs in and out the tester tower, like in the picture above. The module is flipped over into the tower, with its sunny side up. Automatic flip over unit to the modules sunny side, with power contacts to connect junction box CONTACTING RIMAS designed a way of automatically disconnecting the JB contacts after testing, for fully automatic inline purposes. In case there is no junction box, still there are ways to contact the module or laminate to collect the efficiency result.
This is an example a box tester, inline with the production flow, directly after the framing process. BOX TESTER A special design sun simulator is the BOX TESTER, which is used to test solar modules with the sunny side down. LOADING A robot takes the solar module or laminate from the conveyor with the sunny side down. It is lifted and held over the box tester with the simulating lamp, and returned to the walking beam for the framing process. Rimas robot / manipulator and walking beam in the front, Endeas Quick Sun in the back. Endeas Quick Sun 540 LA box tester