Vacuum Laminators for the PV Industry - incapcell Series
SM InnoTech laminators are available for applications in the PV and glass industries as well as for lightweight composites manufacturing. The "incapcell" (= innovative encapsulation of cells) series of laminators is designed for regular flat laminates with features that are needed in mass production and/or demanding laminate designs. This laminator is the most innovative laminator world-wide.
The incapcell laminator can be configured for the patented inverse and 3-in-1 processes.
The inverse process uses 2 heating plates, an upper and a lower one. The diaphragm will be installed across the bottom heating platen, which is kept at a lower temperature than the upper heating platen. Modules moving into the laminator lie on the bottom heating plate where they are getting warmed up but without melting or cross linking the encapsulant. No pin lift necessary! The modules stay on the lower heating plate for the evacuation period. For lamination, the lower diaphragm pushes the modules against the upper heating plate, which is kept at lamination temperature. When finished, the modules are lowered back onto the lower heating platen where they start cooling down immediately. Should the finished modules not leave the laminator due to a system problem downstream, they will not be damaged or "overcooked". Your production yield improves.
A second diaphragm can be installed across the upper heating plate, which leads to the 3-in-1 process configuration. Both diaphragms can be activated simulataneously allowing tool free 3D lamination and forming.
All configurations at a glance:
The incapcell laminator can be built in virtually any size. However, over time certain common sizes have emerged (lamination area in millimeters):
Vacuum Laminator - profilam Series
The new profilam laminator provides standard lamination capabilities with one heating plate and a diaphragm that presses down on the modules. This laminator cannot be stacked or upgraded in any way. It is a great machine for projects with a limited budget and standard lamination needs. Small factories with a diverse spectrum of specialty modules may consider using this laminator.
Field Service for Meier Laminators
SM InnoTech is the official service partner for customers who run ICOLAM laminators made by Meier Vakuumtechnik GmbH and Meier Solar Solutions GmbH. Should you own such a legacy system or when you buy a used one and need help to install and overhaul it, please let us know. SM InnoTech has acquired the technical documentation from the last owner of the Meier companies and provides genuine spare parts on top of an absolute competent service with ex Meier employees who may have even installed that laminator in your factory.
Where is SM InnoTech located? SM InnoTech is located in the town of Bocholt in the north-west of Germany, close to the Dutch border. The next international airport is Düsseldorf (DUS). From there it is a 1 hour ride by car - depending on traffic. Amsterdam and its airport (AMS) can be reached in about 2 hours.