MECHANICAL CODE KEYS FOR REELED COMPONENT KITING AND LOADING
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-23
Commercial tape and reels have bar code labels on them. The operator will scan the reel and the feeder, then the computer data base would compare the two and gives the operator feedback whether the reel and the feeder match. This system is not full proof. After scanning the pair, the reel could still be incorrectly loaded onto the machine. The Panasert feeders are so compactly loaded on the machine that feeders could be inadvertently swapped during kit changeovers.