Solar and photovoltaics

Robots for crystalline production

Stäubli has designed a full range of specialized robotics solutions for solar and photovoltaic production. Our 4 and 6-axis robotic arms combine reliability, precision and dexterity to reduce manufacturing costs while boosting productivity and quality. 
From the ultra-precise 4-axis FAST picker TP80, SCARA to the 6-axis, our specialized robots can handle all crystalline (c-Si) production processes. They can handle a range of solar applications, including the production of ingots, bricks, solar cells and modules.

TX90L PV at Jonas and Redman

Technical characteristics:

  • Closed robot arm with rigid structure
  • Clean robot for all applications
  • High speed
  • High accuracy
  • Smooth robot motion: best in its class


  • 30+ years experience in the cleanroom and semiconductor industries
  • Partnerships with system integrators and OEMs worldwide
  • Synergy between Electrical Connectors and Robotics division activities provides a global solution to PV module manufacturers
  • Dedicated line of robots for PV markets
Main applications

Ingots and brick production

  • Handling for cutting
  • Measuring
  • Grinding
  • Chamfrening
  • Gluing


Wafers and solar cell production

  • Wafer quality control
  • Wet bench loading
  • Anti-reflection coating loading
  • Screen printing loading
  • Cell sorting and packaging


C-Si module production

  • Glass handling for washing machine
  • Tabber and stringer application
  • String positioning
  • Junction box assembly and positioning
  • Flasher and tester for module
Dedicated robot ranges

6-axis robots

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Reach: up to 2600 mm
Load capacity: up to 130 kg
Repeatability: up to ± 0.02 mm

6-axis TX robot range

SCARA robots

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Reach: up to 800 mm
Load capacity: up to 8 kg
Repeatability: ± 0.01 mm
Stroke: up to 400 mm

4-axis SCARA robot range

FAST picker TP80 robots

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Reach: 800 mm
Load capacity: 1 kg
Repeatability: ± 0.05 mm
Stroke: 100 mm (200 mm optional)

4-axis FAST picker TP80 robot range