Mustang Solar located in Sarasota, Florida is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mustang Vacuum Systems. As a global leader in Thin Film Technology, the company provides globally proven thin film coating solutions to a wide range of production customers in the automotive, optical, packaging and solar industries.
Mustang's revolutionary roll-to-roll vacuum deposition systems, uniform thin-film coatings are deposited on the rolling substrate as it passes through the vacuum chamber. The thin films and other coatings (Front Contact - TCO e.g. ZnO, Window Layer - CdS, Absorber - CIGS ,Back Contact Molybdenum) are deposited by physical vapor deposition (PV, PVD, PE-PVD), or sputtering (by either DC, RF, AC or pulsed DC power and evaporation).
Mustang brings 25 years of thin film deposition experience, both lab and production, to the solar industry. Mustang builds true production tools that have been designed specifically for PV and are optimized for the deposition of PV materials-- this sets us apart from others in the industry.
Engineered to reduce device cost and maximize productivity, Mustang Solar's solutions are fully automated, high yield, high uptime, and low maintenance.
Compact Multi Source R&D Solutions
The Sprint Flex is designed for a wide range of flexible roll-to-roll deposition processes, a full range of deposition sources and multiple substrate options, with precision single-side touch material handling. Free span roll-to-roll configuration is offered with deposition on both front and back side of the substrate in a single pass to provide maximum flexibility.
Configurable with up to 4 front and 3 back side deposition sources, the Sprint Flex offers independent recipe driven control over each source, including the ability to execute multiple passes with alternating materials. Substrate heating and pretreatment options such as ion bombardment, AC/DC/RF or plasma bombardment are available to optimize surface energy of substrates. The SprintFlex 40 offers customers a highly robust platform for scale up of process to flexible substrates, through pilot and low volume production.
Roll-to-Roll Production Deposition Solutions
Engineered to reduce device cost and maximize productivity, the ORION series is a fully automated end-to-end solution delivering high yield, high uptime, and low maintenance. Mustang's modular production lines are upgradeable in both throughput and process technology, delivering greater efficiency and productivity utilizing our extensive experience in the manufacture of production thin film equipment, Mustang Solar's ORION series offers field proven equipment and end-to-end manufacturing lines for the mass production of Thin Film CIGS Solar Modules.
Mustang offers Orion 500, Orion 1000 and Orion Complete models.
Large format coating systems
Horizontal or vertical In-Line Deposition System with Load Lock Entry and Exit
Flat, rigid glass, metal or plastic substrates
Configurable coating area for single or multiple substrates up to 2.2 Meters Wide or 2 meters tall
Configurable deposition sources
On-line (in-situ) transmission and/or sheet resistance available on request
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