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ROFIN is an acknowledged worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of industrial lasers. With over 35 years’ experience in laser material processing the Switzerland-based company uses this invaluable knowledge to develop solutions for almost any laser application in solar cell manufacturing. PES spoke to Richard Hendel: Contacts Sales Manager Photovoltaic, about the company and its state-of-the-art technologies …

PES: Welcome to PES magazine. Firstly, can you tell us a little about your company and how it serves the solar/PV industry?
Richard Hendel: Backed by over 30 years’ experience in laser material processing, ROFIN offers in-depth knowledge of every single laser application in solar cell manufacturing. For more than a decade now, we have been developing innovative solutions for drilling, cutting/scribing, ablation, edge isolation and marking of silicon wafers as well as thin film applications. ROFIN is putting great efforts in the further development of laser sources and laser process technology, like high-speed scribing based on galvo technology and wafer drilling, to name but a few examples. ROFIN not only offers laser sources, beam systems and deflection units, but also control and automation engineering, software development including image recognition and processing, high-precision positioning systems and customised system engineering for lab workstations and pilot line equipment.


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