Universal Chip Placement Head
Original Publication Date: 1981-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
This article describes a vertical universal chip placement head for replacing horizontal rotary heads. A common problem with existing horizontal rotary heads is that the area consumed is large and is dependent upon the area to be covered by the placement. As the area of substrating increases, the diameter of the head upon the area to be covered by the placement. As the itself must also increase. Thus, the utilization of a vertical head and its fairly simple drive mechanism make setup, operation, and maintenance very efficient, and a relatively small multi-head tool size is accomplished.