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Trays or Reels?

Mohammed Saad

#10123

Trays or Reels? | 16 August, 1999

Does any one have any idea which is usualy more expensive, to get components on Reels or in Trays ( I mean large components ofcourse). What is price diffrence percentage ?

practicaly, is one method is prefered to the other?

Thanks alot for your help. Mohammed

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ScottM

#10124

Re: Trays or Reels? | 17 August, 1999

| Does any one have any idea which is usualy more expensive, to get components on Reels or in Trays ( I mean large components ofcourse). | What is price diffrence percentage ? | | practicaly, is one method is prefered to the other? | | Thanks alot for your help. | Mohammed | I've heard that question regarding reels and tubes but not reels and trays. Typically, anything that is in a tray is there for a reason - fine leads on 4 sides, large size fine leads 2 sides, etc. Putting these devices in a reel would damage lead coplanarity, price is not the issue but part protection. If the vendor specifies trays, don't have them put in reels.

Hope this helps, Scott

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KEVIN SIMPSON

#10125

Re: Trays or Reels? | 17 August, 1999

| | Does any one have any idea which is usualy more expensive, to get components on Reels or in Trays ( I mean large components ofcourse). | | What is price diffrence percentage ? | | | | practicaly, is one method is prefered to the other? | | | | Thanks alot for your help. | | Mohammed | | | I've heard that question regarding reels and tubes but not reels and trays. Typically, anything that is in a tray is there for a reason - fine leads on 4 sides, large size fine leads 2 sides, etc. Putting these devices in a reel would damage lead coplanarity, price is not the issue but part protection. If the vendor specifies trays, don't have them put in reels. | | Hope this helps, | Scott | | I agree with Scott...Another thing to look at is. What package will give your best cycle times? Even if you you have the option of Tray/reel..You need to weigh what benefits your product output, without damaging components etc.. Kevin....

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