TE Connectivity, formerly Tyco Electronics, is one of the leading connectivity system suppliers for photovoltaic installations. At the Intersolar trade fair the company’s presenting its premium innovations: new junction boxes for solar panels, that are smarter, faster and better both in quality and performance.
The SOLARLOK automated junction box is suited for fully automated mass production, allowing manufacturers of crystalline solar modules a much shorter assembly time and therefore contributing to lower costs. Another advantage: increased reliability in the manufacturing process and finished panels with a consistently high quality.
In addition, the robot-capable, 4-rail junction box inspires confidence due to its novel housing design and its range of intelligent features. It has specially provided test points for the flash test, in which the performance of the solar module is tested. This test can be performed by robots using the automated junction box. Cumbersome connecting of the cables by hand is eliminated.
Another advantage is the unique protection of the contacts : In the SOLARLOK automated junction box, the plug contacts are protected from dust and moisture throughout the process up to final assembly. In this way, the product offers the highest degree of mating safety – no other clamp-style automated box provides such complete connection protection.
The SOLARLOK automated junction box will be unveiled at the Intersolar trade fair (June 8 to 10 in Munich, Germany) and will be available worldwide from July 2011. Additional information about the new SOLARLOK automated junction box is available at: www.te.com/products/automated