expansion joint

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expansion joint

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(General Engineering) engineering a gap in steel or concrete to allow for thermal expansion
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Contract Awarded for Wafer edge isolation equipment from Chinese tier-one manufacturer JA Solar.
The manufacture processes of these modules are briefly outlined in Figure 2 in which a front glass substrate go through the LPCVDTCO film growth, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) a-S:H i and [mu]-Si film growth, and 3-step laser scribing to form the basic structure of solar cells and then metal ribbon wiring, back-reflector screen printing, abrasive blasting edge isolation, PV foil encapsulation, lamination, and junction box adhesion to form a finished module.
The MaxEdge system is part of Applied's portfolio of systems for ultra-thin crystalline silicon solar cells, including the Applied ATON PVD system for anti-reflective and passivation layer deposition and the Applied Baccini Soft Line integrated system for all-in-one screen printing, edge isolation, test and sort.