Electronic packages loading apparatus

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

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Rigelsford, J. (2004), "Electronic packages loading apparatus", Assembly Automation, Vol. 24 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/aa.2004.03324dad.006

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Electronic packages loading apparatus

Electronic packages loading apparatus

Keywords: Assembly, Automation, Patents

Applicant: ASM Assembly Automation Ltd, Hong KongPatent number: US6,711,873Publication date: 30 March 2004Title: Apparatus for loading electronic packages of varying sizes

An apparatus for placing electronic packages such as semiconductor devices into anti-static plastic tubes is described. Such receptacles are usually adapted to facilitate access by a pick and place handler, and in particular the offloading apparatus is adaptable to accommodate packages and receptacles of different sizes. A guide arrangement is provided, which is programmable to receive the electrical packages. This is automatically configured to accommodate the varying dimensions of the electrical packages, and is performed without manual intervention. A receiving arrangement is provided to receive the electrical package tubes and configured to individually align the electrical package tubes with the guide arrangement to receive the electrical packages. Upon application of a feeding force to the electrical packages, the guide arrangement guides the electrical packages into the electrical package tubes.