Glass Coating System

The PIA|nova® is a horizontal glass coating system for solar applications based on a modular platform. This concept allows VON ARDENNE to offer standard manufacturing equipment for depositing thin films using physical vapor deposition (PVD) technology that can be modified according to the needs of the customer.

VON ARDENNE has incorporated its vast process know-how into this platform, gained over many years and hundreds of delivered coating systems. The PIA|nova® is our answer to customers looking for highly productive and flexible production equipment combined with industry-proven technology and design.


Applications: photovoltaics

Substrate shape: flat/rigid

Substrate material: glass

Coating Technology: magnetron sputtering down

Function: contact, TCO

Layers & Layer stacks: Al, AZO, Cu, Ga, In, ITO, Mo

Corresponding Components & Systems:
Sputter Components
Measurement & Software

Corresponding equipment


Vertical Glass Coating System