February 23, 2011 -- Critical Manufacturing, software provider for solar, electronics and semiconductors industries, won an order from Juli New Energy Co. Ltd., subsidiary of Juli Group, located in Baoding, China. The PV producer selected cmNavigo's Solar Edition MES for Critical Manufacturing.
Juli New Energy manufactures high-quality photovoltaic products using advanced equipment, serving civil, commercial, industrial and large-scale public facilities off-grid and on-grid. Juli's Baoding facilities have 400MW/year production capacity of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells, and 600MW/year production capacity of solar modules.
The implementation will be performed by Critical Manufacturing's Chinese entity.
"Juli is at the technology leading edge, significantly investing in innovation and promoting cooperation with well-known scientific and research institutions, aiming to provide the most efficient and reliable photovoltaic products in the world," said Joy Zhou, director/COO, and Dr. Xu Ying, VP/CTO, of Juli New Energy. The executives state that they selected the cmNavigo MES system because it is based on the latest technologies and incorporates Critical Manufacturing's experience in the semiconductor industry.
cmNavigo's 3.0 Solar Edition is a new-generation MES system entirely based on the latest Microsoft Technologies, created to address the most complex and demanding requirements of photovoltaic facilities, ensuring traceability from silicon and ingot to finished panel, while efficiently managing all aspects of highly automated facilities and manufacturing intelligence needs, according to the company.
Juli New Energy is a perfect fit for the Solar Edition, given the need to cover the full manufacturing cycle of mono and poly crystalline products, from crystallization and wafering, through cell manufacturing, to finalized solar modules, said Yong-Wun Lau, Critical Manufacturing’s China MD. Lau notes that Juli's Baoding facility executes with high automation and significant volume, so it requires a system that can efficiently cope with modeling of all materials, containers and equipment throughout the manufacturing lines, while simultaneously performing efficiently under the high load and automation requirements.
Critical Manufacturing is exhibiting at SNEC 5th (2011) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, from February 22 to 24, 2011 at Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), China, booth number N5 605.
Critical Manufacturing creates leading edge software solutions for the advanced manufacturing industries of solar, electronics and semiconductors. The company is part of Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems.
For more information, visit www.criticalmanufacturing.com.
Juli New Energy is a professional high-tech enterprise in R&D, manufacturing, selling of crystalline silicon, silicon wafer, crystalline silicon solar cells, solar modules; and investing, developing and operating of PV power plant, and production, design construction of flat-plate collector and solar thermal systems. For more information, visit www.julisolar.com