ABB has announced a new partnership with Sweden’s Exeger Operations AB. The partnership will enable Exeger to enhance the production quality of their unique photovoltaic material in its Stockholm factory and develop automation solutions for Exeger’s new, fully automated factory which will begin construction in the near future.
Exeger’s material is unique on the market, with the patented photovoltaic technology enabling light-charging both outside in direct sunlight and in low or artificial light inside the home. Through integration in consumer electronics and smart home products, the user experience is greatly enhanced with substantial increase in battery life.
“ABB’s unparalleled knowledge in automating factories and their portfolio of smart robotics solutions is a perfect fit for our ambitions to quickly scale up our solar cell manufacturing process. By fully automating production with ABB’s high-efficiency robots, we can lower the energy payback time of every solar cell produced, thereby helping the people reduce their carbon footprint,” said Exeger’s Chief Executive Officer Giovanni Fili.
The technology partnership consists of three key projects.
First, ABB is supplying its robotics and automation technology to increase the level of automation in Exeger’s existing factory in Stockholm. With best-in-class motion even at high speeds, robots including the IRB 1200 and IRB 910INV SCARA are designed to meet Exeger’s need for fast and repeatable point-to-point accuracy in manufacturing the light-charging material onto different and complex surfaces.
Second, ABB has created a dedicated engineering team in Sweden to assist Exeger in creating specialised solutions that will be developed for a new, fully automated factory that Exeger will begin building in Sweden in the near future.
Third, ABB will evaluate the potential for Exeger’s solar cells to be incorporated into future ABB products, helping reduce the environmental impact of ABB and its customers worldwide. One example could involve utilising Exeger’s solar cell technology to power advanced sensors.
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