Welcome to Feeder Finger. What is it, and how does it work
The Feeder Finger is an advanced tape guide that is precision machined to replace the original guide on your existing OEM feeder. It utilizes a plow blade to detach and separate the cover tape. The cover tape is detached from the side opposite of the tape sprocket holes and is folded out of the way of the pick-and-place as the component tape indexes through the feeder. This ensures that the component tape is fed smoothly and accurately without disruptions or misalignments.
The Feeder Finger is designed to work with paper and embossed tapes, depending on the feeder type. The feeder can handle cut tape as short as three inches (76mm) or full reels, making it highly versatile and adaptable to different production requirements. This means you can use the Feeder Finger for many applications without worrying about compatibility issues.
Setting up the Feeder Finger is straightforward. You only need to push the tape to the sprocket and index the feeder. Unlike other tape guides, attaching a leader or route and collecting the cover tape when using the Feeder Finger is unnecessary. This saves you significant time and effort, allowing you to focus on other important production tasks.
In summary, the Feeder Finger is a highly efficient and reliable tape guide that can help you streamline your production processes. Its precision machining and advanced design ensure smooth and accurate feeding of component tape, while its compatibility with different types of tapes and ease of setup make it an ideal choice.