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Pneumatic Feeders - how to control them

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#65115

Pneumatic Feeders - how to control them | 27 September, 2011

We use exclusively pneumatic feeders and can NOT control the force or speed of advancement. We get a lot of components (mostly LED-type packages) that tend to flop around in the pocket a lot and are flipped on the side or “thrown” by the feeder during advancement.

Has anybody else had this problem, and has anybody tried to modify a pneumatic feeder to reduce the advancement force? If so, please share your experiences.

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#65117

Pneumatic Feeders - how to control them | 27 September, 2011

It would help to know what brand of pneumatic feeder you are using. Some are adjustable and others are not.

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#65118

Pneumatic Feeders - how to control them | 27 September, 2011

We use Assembleon FT-series feeders.

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