Solar Tracker Systems


Datapaq® SolarPaq temperature profiling system for anti-reflective coating has been designed to monitor the product temperature profile as the photovoltaic (PV) cells pass through the plasma coating process. This system consists of Insight software, Q18 data logger, stainless steel thermal barrier and ultra fine type K thermocouples.

Based on our research with the major equipment manufacturers, this profiling system has been designed to pass through the process chambers and measure the cell temperatures even with the plasma activated. This feature combined with the unique ability to be slotted straight into a unmodified cell carrier, enables temperature profiling to be conducted without disrupting normal production flow.

  • Fits in a cell position – no need to modify cell carrier
  • Profiles cell temperatures with the plasma energized, for accurate reporting
  • of process conditions during production
  • Provides accurate, repeatable results for optimizing your process
  • Saves time and money setting up or adjusting the process


Thermal Barrier


Dimensions (H x W x L)

18 mm x 149 mm x 148 mm (0.71 in x 5.87 in x 5.83 in)


440 g (0.97 lb)


Stainless Steel Outer with microporous ceramic insulation

 (Securing flanges 10 mm/ 0.39 in wide)

Using the spacer blocks provided with the barrier, the height above and below the carrier frame can be set to suit the process chamber being profiled.

Data Logger

The Datapaq Q18 logger feature rugged, reliable and accurate data acquisition circuits, clear status indicators and an intelligent battery management system.

Model Number


Number of channels


Sampling interval

0.05 seconds to 10 minutes


±0.5°C (± 0.9 °F)


0.1°C (0.2°F)

Maximum internal

operating temperature

85°C (185°F)

Temperature Range

-200°C to 1370°C (-328°C to 2498°F)


55,000 reading per channel (6 channels active)

Data Collection Start

Start/ stop buttons, time or  temperature trigger


NiMH rechargable


Type K



300mm (1 ft) length


600 mm (2 ft) length


1000 mm (3.25 ft) length

Ultra fine, mineral insulated Type K thermocouple, Diameter 0.5 mm (0.02 in)

These thermocouples comply with BSEN 60584.2 Class I

Solarpaq Profiling System for Anti-reflective Coating
The Datapaq® SolarPaq temperature profiling system for anti-reflective coating monitors the temperature profile of photovoltaic (PV) cells as they pass through the plasma coating process without interference and costly modifications to the cell carrier.

Solarpaq System for Contact Firing
The Datapaq SolarPaq temperature profiling system for contact firing processes uses a radical new probe clamp and enables accurate and repeatable measurements on a production cell without the need for gluing or test piece set-up.

Solarpaq System for Lamination
The Datapaq SolarPaq temperature profiling system for the vacuum lamination process is an easy, quick solution to temperature monitoring without the need for trailing thermocouples or risk of damage to the lamination equipment


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