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Carrier Tape Core Inner Diameter Conversion Kit Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239512D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 142K

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An existing design of a carrier tape supply unit has only one inner core diameter size and is unable to support carrier tape reels with smaller or larger inner core diameter sizes. This may be a barrier to qualify carrier tape packaged on plastic and cardboard reels both for level/multi winding (big core) and planetary/single winding (small core) formats. A carrier tape core inner diameter conversion kit is designed by having an insertion pin to insert into a plastic base plate on the carrier tape supply unit for supporting multi-carrier tape core inner diameters (e.g., 2, 3, 4 and 5 inches) while being permanently attached on the carrier tape supply unit.

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Carrier Tape Core Inner Diameter Conversion Kit 

An existing design of a carrier tape supply unit has only one inner core diameter size and is unable to  support carrier tape reels with smaller or larger inner core diameter sizes. This may be a barrier to  qualify carrier tape packaged on plastic and cardboard reels both for level/multi winding (big core) and  planetary/single winding (small core) formats. A carrier tape core inner diameter conversion kit is  designed by having an insertion pin to insert into a plastic base plate on the carrier tape supply unit for  supporting multi‐carrier tape core inner diameters (e.g., 2, 3, 4 and 5 inches) while being permanently  attached on the carrier tape supply unit (See Fig 1). 

The carrier tape core inner diameter conversion kit includes:  
1) Insertion pin, used to insert into the plastic base plate of the carrier tape supply unit. The functional  design refers to standard sizes of existing carrier tape width (see Fig. 2) at 38 mm length. There are 3  sets inserted into the slot on the plastic base plate which in each one will have a diameter size at 16 mm. 
2) Plastic base plate, used to support the insertion pin and the carrier tape roll diameter. The functional  design refers to standard sizes of exis...