Schiller Brings Lab to Fab Solutions for Emerging Markets
Schiller Automation Brings Lab to Fab Solutions for Emerging Markets
Sonnenbuehl, Germany - January 12, 2012 - Schiller Automation GmbH & Co. KG, a world leading provider of industrial automation and production solutions to multiple markets described its continued focus in new energy technologies. Broad experience gained by ramping production in Automotive and Solar production proves extremely valuable to the newest emerging markets of Advanced Battery and LED manufacturing.
Schiller has a more than thirty-year history in automation and process equipment for advanced manufacturing in Photovoltaic, as well as Microelectronics, FPD and Semiconductor markets. It has developed a unique set of capabilities providing complete fab solutions with a focus on high throughput – high yield process, material transfer and data management found in many leading manufacturers.
Schiller has already engaged in production automation and Fab ramping in advanced batteries using new architectures using Lithium Ion or Sodium as a primary component. Although the basic architecture has existed for many years, new applications are driving opportunity in the market and therefore significant ramping of manufacturing needs. Schiller is also participating in a consortium of technology companies looking to bring many aspects of battery production in line with the growing market demand.
Schiller is active in other new energy markets such as LED assembly. Schiller’s unique approach to assembling automotive LED Luminaires has already impacted the industry and its methods are adopted by many suppliers.
Describing the company’s focus on new energy, Schiller LLC’s Managing Director, Mark Willingham said “Schiller is a unique company with a broad range of experience. We are excited by the opportunities we see in the emerging Battery and LED sectors. We know how to start small and grow big and have done so many times with our existing customers going from Lab to Fab. We have multiple customers with whom we started on a specific project and enabled their ramp to high volume. This trend is repeating in advanced battery markets today.”
Innovation has been a hallmark of Schiller Automation’s growing products. Schiller Engineers are constantly developing new ideas, and working with industry leaders on their most difficult need while management maintains a focus on sustainable and long term success
In addition, Schiller has strategic partnerships with leading providers of advanced chemistry in adhesives and etching. Working in partnership with the chemical developers has resulted in the most advanced process tools for dispense of bulk chemicals. New systems are now available for Junction Box application, Back Plate and Rail attachment, Framing Systems that ensure long warranty life. Additionally, specialty process tools for solar cell processing that reduce the amount of HF and increase efficiencies.