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3S Swiss Solar Systems obtains a major order with a value of EUR 11.6 million for the equipping of a highly automated production line

(PresseBox) (Lyss, ) 3S Swiss Solar Systems, a 100% subsidiary of 3S Industries AG, the world's technological leader in the manufacture of automatic string soldering systems, laminating lines and testers for solar module production, has received an order for delivery of a partial line for the fully automatic production of solar modules. The installation, which has been sold to Germany, includes a number of new technological features and offers the most innovative solutions available on the market for the encapsulation and final processing of solar modules.

Following its entry into the business of fully automatic production lines in August 2008, 3S Swiss Solar Systems has now sold the first partial line for the encapsulation and final processing of solar modules. The production line is being delivered to a German customer in Brandenburg that has been successfully producing on an automatic laminating line from 3S since 2006. To expand its production, the Eastern German organisation has now ordered a partial line for solar module production that provides a large number of new technological developments.

The new production line includes several laminating lines of the new and extremely powerful type XL which was also introduced by 3S Swiss Solar Systems in summer 2008. Another important development is a fully automatic edge-cutting machine with a cutting speed of 90m/minute and a very long service life. The customer benefits here from shorter cycle times and longer maintenance intervals.

A module tester of the Sun Simulator 3c type which offers the best homogeneity in the distribution of light and the best light spectrum is the heart of the module sorter from Pasan at the end of the production line. With this tester, extremely precise module measurements can be carried out. The module sorter also guarantees efficient handling and packaging of the tested modules.

3S Industries AG

3S Industries AG brings together the three key technologies in the field of solar module production, namely soldering, laminating and testing, under a single roof. In the field of laminating, 3S Swiss Solar Systems has been the world's technological market leader for years. In 2007, today's 3S Industries acquired a further key technology with Pasan SA, the leading producer of module testers. With the acquisition of Somont in 2008, the Group has continued its strategy of expansion and added in the sector of automatic string soldering the missing element in the value-creation chain of solar module production.

The three companies appear independently of each other in the market, each focused on one of the three key technologies. Furthermore, 3S Industries integrates this production equipment in turnkey production lines. 3S Industries is also a producer of solar modules and plans and develops buildingintegrated solar systems.