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Feeder Finger Celebrates 15 Years of Reducing Costs & Improving Efficiency

SAN DIEGO, CA ― January 2019 ― Feeder Finger, a division of Automation Technical Services, is pleased to announce the company’s 15-year anniversary. Based in San Diego, CA, ATS was founded in 2001 with the launch of the Standard Pro 2mm Pitch Feeders for the Quad / Tyco platform, and incorporated in 2004. Kelvin Wiley, President of Feeder Finger, commented, “We are proud of our 15-year history designing products that add tremendous value to our customers and strategic partners, and Read More...

Feeder Finger to Launch New Productivity Enhancing StripTape Solution for Panasonic CM and NPM-WX/WXS Equipment at the 2019 IPC APEX EXPO

Feeder Finger, a division of Automation Technical Services, will exhibit at the 2019 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Jan. 29-31, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center. The company today announced plans to launch its new strip tape feeding solution for Panasonic CM and NPM Feeders in Booth #2926. The CM Feeder Finger coupled with Panasonic’s 8mm dual-track feeder adds patented features and benefits that enhance machine utilization and throughput by reducing feeder preparation time by as much Read More...

Feeder Finger Releases Embossed Tape Finger for Juki

SAN DIEGO, CA ― October 2018 ― Feeder Finger, a division of Automation Technical Services, today announced the release of their embossed tape Finger for its key partner, Juki Automation Systems. Due to market demand, the teams at both Feeder Finger and Juki collaborated to design, build and test a finger specifically made to handle embossed tape. This product expansion is expected to garner pre-orders at SMTA International with full production available in November 2018. Juki customers have embraced the Read More...

Feeder Finger launches new interactive website

Feeder Finger, a division of Automation Technical Services, today announced the launch of its newly designed, interactive website. Customers can now shop online, view demonstration videos for all major products, or request a demo. Feeder Finger offers productivity-enhancing solutions for all major SMT feeders, including Juki, Samsung, Yamaha, Panasonic, Siemens, Essemtec, I-Pulse, and ASM. “Our products help ease the concerns of feeding strip tapes associated with component shortages worldwide while allowing contract manufactures to purchase near the exact number of Read More...

Feeder Finger Kicks Off New Trans-Tec Relationship for Yamaha, and iPulse Cut Tape Solution.

Feeder Finger, a division of Automation Technical Services, kicked off their sales and marketing relationship with Trans-Tec on July 19, 2018, in Phoenix, AZ. Feeder Finger is very excited about the launch of this relationship with Trans-Tec. This relationship will provide Yamaha and iPulse customers the ability to work with their current supplier to enhance their Pick and Place machines to handle cut tape demands. Twenty plus team members from Trans-Tec joined the training and kickoff session. Many of the Read More...

Feeder Finger delivers on its agreement to supply Cut Tape Feeder Finger Solutions for Juki feeders

At APEX 2017 Feeder Finger a division of Automation Technical Services signed an agreement to supply Juki Automation Systems with Cut Tape Feeder Finger Products for Juki Feeders. Working closely with Juki’s technical team, Feeder Finger increased the original contracted commitment to incorporate 5 feeders and is proud to announce that on November 17th ATS shipped the first round of production units for the RF, AF, CF and EF Feeders. Juki customers can now realize the many benefits of Read More...

Feeder Finger completes the design of five new Cut Tape Feeder Finger Products for Juki Feeders

September 4, 2017  Feeder Finger is very happy to announce the completion of five new solutions for the Juki platforms to handle cut tape.  After several months of close collaboration with the engineering and executive team at Juki, we have successfully completed a revolutionary set of products to allow existing and new Juki customers the ability to handle their cut tape in a seamless and efficient manner. The Feeder Finger products have been adapted for the AF, CF, EF and Read More...

Distribution Agreement with Juki Automation Systems, Inc

February 14, 2017 For Immediate Release Juki Automation Systems, Inc. of Morrisville, NC and the Feeder Finger Division of Automation Technical Services, Inc. of San Diego, CA announce today an agreement, under which Juki will incorporate ATS’s Feeder Finger into several models of Juki Feeders. Juki will act as the exclusive distributor for ATS of the Feeder Finger product for Juki users, and Juki will stock the product at all of its main locations. Bob Black, Juki CEO, stated “We are impressed with Read More...

New Product Launch: Cut Tape Feeder Fingers

This new product improves the efficiency of your existing OEM Feeders by reducing feeder setup and changeover times. San Diego, California (March 25, 2015) — Automation Technical Services announces the launch of its new Cut Tape Feeder Finger products, designed to elevate the efficiency of existing OEM Feeders. By attaching the Feeder Finger to existing production feeders, the load and unload times can be reduced to seconds, allowing the operator to get the job into production in a fraction of Read More...