Metal Stampings for the Solar Industry
As solar panel technology is revolutionizing energy production, new technologies are continuing to be developed and coming to market to provide more electric-efficient and cost-efficient options for consumer living and business operating. Solar panel roof technology has been a dominator in the market, but now other technologies like solar farms or photovoltaic power stations, building-integrated photovoltaics and solar skins are gaining attention in the residential community and utility-scale solar marketplace. Sustainable solar product manufacturers require high-quality, efficient and reliable electrical connectors and non-electrical stamping components to deliver high power and high performing solar panel systems. Wiegel is a leader in the precision metal stamping field and has been producing specialty, custom metal stamping components for a wide variety of customers, including those within the solar industry, for over 80 years.
The process of metal stamping using progressive die tooling is one of the most effective ways to reduce the cost of large scale solar panel component production. We understand the unique operating environment for the solar industry and continue to meet their need for precision components that can withstand a wide variety of terrain, environmental, and temperature conditions in their final application. We also understand material, coating and finish applications, specialty treatments and design features that will allow solar panels to obtain sufficient power generation at their end use, all at a competitive production cost.
Our team of metal stamping manufacturing experts utilizes top-of-the-line progressive die metal stamping technology from Bruderer and Minster, leaders in stamping automation equipment, and the most advanced quality control technology from Zeiss, Keyence and others. We leverage high-end, sophisticated technology in all of our stamping processes, from engineering to the tool room and on through production and inspection. We also incorporate in-line and off-line camera vision system and sensor technology to precisely capture product dimensions through camera imagery while parts are running in production. This quality control technology allows us to track quality entirely throughout production and ensure parts are meeting exactly to our customers’ specifications and tolerances.
Produce high power and high performing solar panels using custom designed quality electrical connectors and non-electrical solar panel and component stamping from Wiegel.
OUR PRODUCTION PARTS
Wiegel produces a variety of precision metal stampings made from copper, precious metal and ferrous metals. We specialize in manufacturing of both precision electrical connectors and non-electrical parts that are used in our world’s most demanded consumer products and essentials.
Some examples of custom, precision metal stampings we’ve produced for our solar manufacturing customers include:
- Junction box components
- Terminals, Contacts and Connectors
- Phosphor Bronze
- Beryllium Copper
- Stainless Steel
- Carbon Steel
- Galvanized Steel
WIEGEL METAL STAMPING SERVICES FOR THE SOLAR INDUSTRY
We Prioritize customer satisfaction
At Wiegel, our utmost priority is customer satisfaction with the quality and integrity of our parts. In-die sensors, press monitoring systems, camera vision systems and a dedicated inspection team ensure parts leaving the production line exceed customer expectations.
The press monitoring system tracks production OEE and offers real-time data feedback reporting from every press on the shop floor. Data collected is used to drive efficiency and eliminate downtime so raw material is processed through machines quicker, parts are coming off the presses at accelerated speeds and parts are delivered and in the hands of our customers on time. As an advanced quality measure, multiple in-die sensors and in-line camera vision systems inspect critical dimensions of all running parts at high speed and high accuracy to eliminate error and ensure the consistent delivery of quality parts.
Wiegel invests in cutting-edge technology to drive process efficiencies and produce high-quality and cost-effective product. We operate progressive die metal stamping technology from Minster and Bruderer, the leaders in stamping automation technology and equipment. Our enhanced manufacturing equipment is capable of producing with more precision and accuracy and can achieve complex geometries and tighter tolerances. We also have a dedicated automation department that develops in-die sensor technology and camera vision systems used to incorporate quality assurance through all phases of stamping production. With a committed team, innovative equipment and superior quality control, Wiegel can provide progressive die high-speed stamping and heavy stamping services that turnaround reliable parts on-time and on-budget.
Wiegel is known for building partnerships through a “co-engineered” approach to collaboratively address design and manufacturing challenges alongside our customers. Together, with customer engineering and sourcing teams, we are routinely able to co-develop solutions and bring cost saving ideas to complex projects. It is our goal to optimize efficiency on every project by seamlessly bridging the workflow between the customer and Wiegel. Decades of experience has proven to us that the most cost-effective manufacturing strategies synergize the best engineering practices at both the customer and at Wiegel. We continually strive to be a premier service provider and invaluable resource to each customer by helping to drive efficiencies in all moving parts of a project.
With Zeiss CMMs, OGP smart scopes and dedicated sensor and camera vision system technology to monitor stamping parts in and off production lines, our customers know quality assurance is our number one priority. We are IATF and ISO certified and have a dedicated quality lab and inspection team responsible for maintaining quality control at the greatest extent.Learn More
Wiegel lives by the philosophy of embracing the latest technology. We have regular technology updates and new equipment acquisitions so we can always have the necessary tools to develop breakthrough techniques and processes and deliver quality parts.Learn More
Supply Chain Management
From the very bottom of the supply chain, we manage product material, metal stamping production, pre- and post- stamping operations as well as product handling, tactical scheduling, logistics and delivery. Wiegel helps manufacturing customers reduce their supply base by offering assistance in all phases of metal stamping production from early design concepts to tooling to production of finished stampings and assemblies. Customers can track projects with real-time updates and keep all teams aligned with project goals.Learn More
OTHER INDUSTRIES WE SERVE
It’s our mission to offer premier metal stamping and metal forming solutions to the most challenging and innovative engineering product designs. We combine advanced metal stamping production and tooling equipment, superior quality controls, seamless automation and production processes and a knowledgeable and experienced team to serve an array of market segments.