Europlacer Debuts ii-Feed Tape Feeder PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chelsey Drysdale   
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 15:26

ii-Feed tape feeder has a capacity up to 33 separate component channels and accepts any mix of 8, 12, 16 or 24mm smart "elements." Elements provide part recognition, internal memory, auto adjustment of pick-up offset, programmable tape pitch in 2mm increments, and reel batch ID. Has a component range beginning at 01005. Is compatible with previous machine generations. Operates in three different modes: wired/wireless micro terminal, programming ii-elements separately offline, and with or without stock management options. Same type of element can be used for tapes (paper and plastic), full reels or short tapes. Data are automatically recognized. Reels can be prepared offline in magazines for up to 11 references; the cart can receive three magazines. Elements can be stored with reels in passive shelves.




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