The increasing use and variety of surface mount ICs that are supplied in stick / tube packaging format have presented SMT assemblers with a number of new technical and economic challenges. Autotronik Smart Stick Feeders are designed to solve these problems and provide the industry's most flexible, reliable, and cost-effective solution for feeding SMD components into bars. The KFTB-2 can hold up to 10 tubes of variable width, while the KFTB-4 can hold up to 20 tubes. Both models use a number of DB-9 interface connections at their front end and can be easily mounted on the 48-port (FR-48K) or 32-port (FR-32K) Smart Feeder receptacles based on assembly systems from the BA series. Smart stick feeders can be positioned directly next to the Autotronik smart tape feeders and, like the tape feeders, use the interface connection for communication between the BA Control software and the memory modules integrated in the smart stick feeders. The memory modules store unique ID numbers that link the individual tracks of the feeder hardware with assigned feeder position data, component data, step widths for belt indexing and even settings for the on / off time control for the vibration / gravity feed part of the feeder.
New slim profile for maximum feeder capacity
Fast setup & implementation:
In order to be able to carry out quick changes, the feeders are connected to the machine via the respective ports. This means that the software always knows the current location of the feeders.
Precise and electronically controlled feeding, traction for plastic tape adjustable
Built-in memory module:
Built-in memory module links individual feeders with component specifications. The data remains on the feeder even if it is removed from the machine until it is overwritten by the user.
Tolerance compensation through automatic feeder movement, position determination through the vision system
Optional for 01005 to 0402:
Optional 2 mm steps for 01005 to 0402 components
*We reserve the right to make changes without notice.