SMD part prepping

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SMD part prepping

Postby rpu_bus » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:08 pm

I don't have a popular (hell I don't even have a viable) circuit board yet but they keep improving and if at some point someone sees something useful then I can't keep doing this by hand. Back in a lost history, I worked on an SMD line (as a test engineer) so it is not like this SMD production equipment is new to me, but I want to high-grade the things that I think can help (without breaking the bank). The first pain I want to address for small volume is to do some sort of SMD feeding from the SMD part reals. Hand placing with a vacuum pickup tool is really not the main cause of pain (yet).


[cut tape from real]:

Would it be better to build a feeder from a sprocket.

[12mm feeder sprocket]: ... 40478.html

or just get a feeder (the 0805 & 0603 parts I get from digikey are on 8mm tape with a 4mm tooling hole for sprocket indexing).

[feeder for 8mm tape and 4mm indexing]: ... 61662.html

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