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pi4 gets orders from Mexico, India, France and South Africa

(PresseBox) (Berlin, ) Pi4, a Berlin based enterprise specialized in quality testing and monitoring systems for pv-module manufacturing, received several orders for electroluminescence testers from Mexico, India, France and South Africa in the third quarter of 2014. From Mexico alone came an order of six fully automated EL inspection systems. Thomas Manke, head of the solar department at pi4:

"Our EL systems have convinced customers with the accuracy of automated inspection of multicrystalline solar cells but especially with new features like Power Loss Estimation". This in-house developed and patented technology provides a prediction of power loss for solar cells and modules based on already existing defects, especially so called micro cracks. Micro cracks can cause power loss by disconnecting cell areas from current flow.

"After the severe crisis in the solar industry and the outsourcing of production from Germany, we are now operating on a global scale" explains Manke. The demand for PV modules is rapidly growing worldwide and with that the need for quality testing and production monitoring systems.

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pi4_robotics GmbH

Based in Berlin, Germany, pi4_robotics GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of image processing systems, automatic inspection systems and robots.

Currently its system solutions are particularly used in industry sectors like photovoltaics, automotive, glass, medical and pharmaceuticals, fuel cell manufacturing as well as in the field of ceramics. In the photovoltaic industry pi4_robotics is leading with its quality inspection systems based on electroluminescent technology.

Matthias Krinke, founded the company pi4_robotics GmbH 1994 - at first as a sole proprietorship, which he turned to a limited liability company six years later. Since 1994 its headquarters and manufacturing facilities have been located in Berlin. Currently the company has almost 50 employees working in Germany. Sales and service partners in many countries representing the company worldwide since 2003.