Innovative Composite Wire Guide Rolls for Wafer Production in the Solar Industry
The focus of our customers in the solar industry is on the generation of clean and sustainable energy. Sunlight is converted to electrical energy by photovoltaic power plants. Silicon wafers, for example, are used for the manufacture of these photovoltaic cells.
Voith Composites develops carbon fiber reinforced wire guide rolls for a wide range of wire cutting machines worldwide. The excellent running properties, combined with high level damping, are just two of the many benefits of these CFRP products over steel.
A lightweight design reduces the mass inertia and also - in combination with the low thermal expansion - the load on the motor and bearings. The lower deflection guarantees much more accurate cutting results.
Machines equipped with CFRP wire guide rolls achieve a reduction in energy consumption and higher operating speeds.