TAPE ADHESION PEEL STRENGTH TESTER
Original Publication Date: 1986-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-18
SMD technology in PWB assembly requires the use of dedicated robots (pick-and-place) which feed discrete components from reeled carrier tapes. A heat-sealed tape is used to hold the components in the tape pockets until the moment of application. If the tape adhesion is above or below specified strength, a machine stall oc- curs. These stoppages severely impact production through-put.