How SMT Component Packages Affect Manufacturing

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Carrier tape with adhesive
rvarma   8/23/2017 1:23:57 PM

I may be too late to this discussion but curious if anyone has used a embossed carreir tape with adhesive?  This would be ideal for holding ICs wtih different sizes within a tape.  3M has been filing patents on this but not sure if its already commercial.


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Re: costs
Michael Allen   12/11/2014 1:36:47 PM

@FLYINGSCOT, Different SMT placement machines handle the parts differently.  For example some of the manufactures vib. feeders for tube parts do not support different sized parts well in one magazine where as our modern MyData equipment handles them quite well.  The tray table on the MyData machines also works great for small runs of weird parts.  Some manufactures design their machines for strictly high volume where everything is virtually on tape.

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Re: SMT components
HaileyMcK   12/11/2014 1:19:18 PM

@SP, i'm amazed that these conversations don't happen up front as a matter of course. I'd be interested (all) in knowing how quickly adoption of component packages evolves in your organization? Do you standardize on one or two types? Do you adopt new packages readily?

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FLYINGSCOT   12/10/2014 1:11:22 PM

Is there a big difference in the handling machines for each of the different types of carrier?  I suppose that will have a big impact in overall costs too.

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SMT components
SP   12/10/2014 1:52:14 AM
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Quite agree..during the desing phase, its a good idea for the engineers to understand the limitations and comfort of teams who handle the component mounting. According the packages can be choosen. If there is no communication between the teams till the boards are going to be ready, there are many surprises and of course everyone wants the boards to be out.

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