Automatic empty flatpack carrier sorter (USH0000552)
Original Publication Date: 1988-Dec-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Apr-28
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An empty flatpack carrier sorting device sorts empty carriers by types according to the flatpack associated with said carrier. A vision system determines from an image of a flatpack component the number and location of the leads and the size of the flatpack and thus the type of carrier associated with that flatpack. Based upon this information, a computer directs the movement of a rotatable bin such that a selected storage location falls under a funnel through which an empty flatpack carrier falls as it is ejected from the automatic carrier feed and ejection device.