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Having problems with quad feeders with thick Embossed tape

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James

#47207

Having problems with quad feeders with thick Embossed tape | 5 February, 2007

Does anyone have a solution to using thick tape on quad feeders? The feeders are not strong enough to handle the thicker carrier tape. This causes much downtime and frustration.

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#47209

Having problems with quad feeders with thick Embossed tape | 5 February, 2007

Not sure what you mean by thicker embossed tape. I've only seen one thickness as far as the tape, but I have seen electrolytic caps on tape that were too tall for the feeders.

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RLM

#47227

Having problems with quad feeders with thick Embossed tape | 6 February, 2007

I have experienced this problem on the Quad thinpro feeders only. I have not had any issues with their standard feeders.

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James

#47237

Having problems with quad feeders with thick Embossed tape | 6 February, 2007

Especially on capacitors, the tape is so thick that the motor starts to slow down and does not advance the parts fast enough or not at all. This happens on regular 8mm.

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#47239

Having problems with quad feeders with thick Embossed tape | 6 February, 2007

Are these 12 or 5 volt feeders?

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James

#47241

Having problems with quad feeders with thick Embossed tape | 6 February, 2007

The feeders have 8 pins, so I believe they are 12 v. But will double check

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#47248

Having problems with quad feeders with thick Embossed tape | 6 February, 2007

Some guys used to hang weight on the spent tape with a binder clip to help pull the tape through. Not ideal of course, but may help in a pinch...if you try it, you'll have to move the weight(s) up every so often.

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James

#47300

Having problems with quad feeders with thick Embossed tape | 7 February, 2007

Yes we have done that in the past but this time it did not work well.

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