GAINESVILLE, GA ― Count On Tools Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, introduces its latest accessory Rail Removal Tools, for the award-winning StripFeeder .mod System for loading tape-and-reel components onto compact modules for prototyping and high-mix low-volume applications. Effective immediately, a set of these tools will be included with the purchase of StripFeeder .mod Systems at no additional charge. Customers who already have purchased a StripFeeder system in the past are welcome to contact a local sales representative about receiving their free set of Rail Removal Tools.
The new StripFeeder .mod (Modular) System version 2 features removable rails that can be mounted to accommodate a wide array of tape sizes in the same feeder. With the new Rail Removal Tools, operators can quickly remove the rails for adjustments on product runs or to unload/reload components. They just slip into the machined tracks on both ends of a rail and pull up to easily remove the rail.
The innovative design holds the components securely in the machined tracks to prevent parts from being miss-picked, flipped in the pocket, or lost. Customers also can remove rails to accommodate larger components up to 120mm tape width. The StripFeeder .mod system is built to JEDEC-standards and size specifications to allow the unit to be utilized in most types of SMT equipment or JEDEC-style tray feeder units.
The new StripFeeder systems are a cost effective way to load many components, including odd-form and custom components, without having to purchase expensive feeders. The quick-to-assemble, easy-to-install modules are designed for rapid loading of tape-and-reel components on existing SMT pick-and-place equipment. Additionally, the trays enable fast changeover between product runs without unloading from the machine.
The StripFeeder trays are compatible with both paper and emboss tape simultaneously, and are ideal for low-volume high-mix applications and prototyping. For more information about Count On Tools’ new Modular StripFeeder or Rail Removal Tools, visit www.cotinc.com.