Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services


High-speed and performance chip feeder family

23 August 2006 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Universal has launched a family of feature-loaded spliceable tape feeders designed to boost the performance of high-speed chip placement equipment, while supporting line-level reporting and traceability functionality.

Called the High Performance Gold feeder family, it offers the benefits of continuous splice capability to significantly improve line yield rates. According to the manufacturer, its customers report throughput gains of up to 30% when using the Gold feeders. Reliable high speed chip component presentation is achieved by using a high performance delivery drive train. Single-lane 8 and 12 mm feeders feature additional registration features to ensure precise and repeatable feeder registration, a requirement for proper handling of chip components.

Gold feeders are equipped to support part setup validation (PSV) and traceability, optimising them for use in demanding industries including medical, automotive, defence and aerospace. The included PSV sensor notifies the machine and line software whenever component reels are serviced by an operator, further ensuring that components are properly loaded while facilitating line level parts inventory management and traceability functions.

As a further advancement in feeder capability, the Gold family has a high torque mode (HTM) for 16 to 32 mm feeders. HTM provides a robust, integrated solution to problems often encountered while feeding large components. Typical tape feeders are designed to run at one fast speed. Alternatively, these now carefully apply power and torque to reliably index larger reels.



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