The new and innovative SL (Super Loading) Feeder which has been developed for use with Hitachi's Surface Mount Systems and designed to significantly improve customers operational efficiency and pick & placement quality with stable component loading.
Traditionally, operators have been required to connect or splice' a secondary reel of components to an existing component supply just before the final components are processed to maintain continuous operation and avoid machine stoppage. Hitachi's newly developed SL Feeder is an automatic, self-loading feeder that allows the addition of a secondary reel supply in the same feeder any time during operation, thus reducing operator labor, while improving line efficiency. Furthermore, the SL Feeder design removes the necessity of splicing materials needed by a conventional feeder which will enable increased productivity and reduces materials costs by no longer having to purchase splicing materials. This splice-free, continuous operation will also resolve an issue that has plagued electronics assembly customers for years, unskilled operators'. SMT line operation will no longer be affected by an operator's inadequate splicing skills. Any operator can quickly and efficiently resupply feeders, avoiding machine stoppages any-time during machine operation.
When using Hitachi's SL feeder, cover tape will be disposed of with the carrier tape by the SL feeders' newly implemented cover-tape processing method. Since the cover-tape stays attached to the carrier-tape at all times, there is the added benefit of a dramatic reduction of dust particulates and/or paper fibers generated through the use of a conventional feeder and improved component feeding accuracy and stability while reducing machine maintenance. Through the use of Hitachi's SL Feeder, equipment operation will be more efficient and contribute to improved utilization and component placement quality.
The SL Feeder is developed and manufactured by Hitachi,Compatible with Hitachi's Sigma series high speed modular mounters and backwards compatible with the previous generation GXH series mounters, The SL Feeder mainly used for electronics assembly customers such as smart phone/ tablet PC manufacturers as well as electronics manufacturing service (EMS) companies.
High Performance (Gold) Single Lane feeders:
- 50934707 - 8mm High Performance (Gold Plus Spliceable)
- 50934807 - 12mm High Performance (Gold Plus Spliceable)
- 50934904 - 16mm High Performance (Gold Plus Spliceable)
- 50935004 - 24mm High Performance (Gold Plus Spliceable)
- 50935104 - 32mm High Performance (Gold Plus Spliceable)
- 51458702 - 44mm High Performance (Gold Plus Spliceable)
- 51458802 - 56mm High Performance Gold Plus Spliceable)
- 51458902 - 72mm High Performance (Gold Plus Spliceable)
- 51459002 - 88mm High Performance (Gold Spliceable Deep Pocket)