Furthermore, the design removes the necessity of splicing materials needed by conventional feeders, which will reduce material costs. This splice-free, continues operation will also resolve the issue of unskilled operators: any operator can resupply feeders quickly and efficiently, avoiding machines stoppages any time during machine operation. Cover tape will be disposed of with the carrier tape by the feeders‘ unique cover-tape processing method. Since the cover-tape stays attached to the carrier-tape at all times, there is a dramatic reduction of dust particles and/or paper fibers, improved component feeding accuracy and stability while reducing machine maintenance. All this can result for high volume production lines in reduction of setup time by 60 %.
Productronica 2017: hall A3, booth 323