SAS SpeedPicker Series – Solar Automation Silicon

Handling systems of the SAS series can be used for all loading and unloading steps in the production of crystalline silicon solar cells.


The SAS SpeedPicker Series offers high throughput combined with material-friendly handling thanks to Bernoulli double gripper and vacuum slider, low breakage rates of the wafers and longer pallet life. In addition, the SAS SpeedPicker Series has following features:

  • Use of vacuum sliders for loading and unloading the cassettes
    • Avoiding impressions and abrasion from micro-movements due to the absence of band or belt transport
  • Color inspection for quality control of solar cells and coated wafers (option)
    • Identifying paint and print errors on the cell surface, uncoated areas, and paste residue, inhomogeneous colors, color runs or stains, and surface impurities for determining the coating quality
    • Scanning the entire pallet and sorting wafers according to customer requirements
  • Connection to the customer-specific MES or intelligent IGV/AGV systems (option)
  • Tracking via RFID (option)
  • Adjustment and certification according to UL or CE standard (option)


  • Bernoulli double gripper for contactless high-speed transport
    • Throughput of up to 8,000 wafers per hour
    • Minimum breakage rates of 0.05 %
  • Integrated measurement technology for greater precision and quality
    • High-precision handling and positioning of wafers in the pallet with ±100 μm tolerance
    • Better coating quality in downstream processes
  • Greater uniformity and quality of the processed wafers through innovative slider system for vacuum transport
  • Easy conversion to other pallet dimensions only by software adaptation

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Automation with loading and unloading station on one side of the system

Automation with loading and unloading station on opposite sides of the system

For loading and unloading a wet bench


SAS 421

SAS 422

SAS 411

SAS 412

SAS 410/420

Wafer througput

Up to 5,000/h
(6 x 5 pallet)

Up to 8,000/h
(6 x 5 / 6 x 6 / 6 x 7 / 8 x 8 pallet)

Up to 5,000/h
(6 x 5 pallet)

Up to 8,000/h
(6 x 5 / 6 x 6 / 6 x 7 / 8 x 8 pallet)

Up to 8,000/h


4,580 x 3,000 x
2,000 mm

3,000 x 4,000 x
3,000 mm

3,000 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm


5,000 kg

2,500 kg

Power supply

400 V / N / PE / 50 Hz

Compressed dry air

6 – 7 bar with 600 l/min

6 – 7 bar with 300 l/min


±100 µm absolutely for wafer

Wafer dimensions

156 x 156 mm (161 x 161 mm)

Wafer thickness

≥ 120 µm

Breakage rate

< 0.05 % per robot

Additional data available on request.

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