TAPE AND BOX PACKAGE FOR LARGE COMPONENTS
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-09
A method of packaging large components for presentation to automated assembly equipment is described. The method combines the features of tape and reel with the features of fan-fold-in-box packaging used for computer paper. Description Tape and reel packaging is commonly used as the preferred method of supplying components for automated assembly processes. This method is desirable in that it presents the parts one at a time end in a uniform orientation, the package is convenient to handle and feed, and the parts are securely protected by the pocket and cover tape. However, for com- ponents as large as a pager housing a reel becomes impractically large and unwieldy.