Adaptsys has seen a steady increase in the number of non-semiconductor parts that manufacturers need be placed intoto allow automation of part handling by their customers.
We design the carrier tapes in house, manufacture the tooling and produce these custom tapes on our own proprietaryhere in the UK, allowing us to provide a full design and build service. By offering European based design and manufacturing Adaptsys is able to provide a fast turnaround along with a close consultancy on the required pocket.
In addition we produce to a high quality followingand guidelines, inspecting each pocket as it's produced with traceability of both raw materials all the way through the manufacturing process and onto the customer.
Tri-layer and single layer tapes are available, we generally recommend the tri-layer material, due to it’s higher strength and lower cost, unless customers have a specific need for the singleor material. As volumes are manufactured to customer demand, we can provide small batch sample tapes quickly or provide large or small a volume batches as required.
Our design path is quite simple, we obtain 2D or 3D drawings of the part that needs to be placed into tape, so that we can design a custom pocket and understand the overall dimensions used to provide a quote, such as the pocket pitch and tape width. An initial 3D model of a tape is provided for approval and any design changes are then made.
Once customer approval is granted, we produce the relevant 3D models for our tooling and have them manufactured to our specifications.
All tooling that has been manufactured undergoes post manufacturing analysis to ensure it conforms to our specification, before we install into our carrier tape forming machines.
The unique advantage for us is that our patented tape forming systems, uses sprocket hole guidance to ensure forming accuracies that exceed those specified by EIA481 and IEC60286, whilst a post forming vision inspection system, checks every formed pocket for on the fly quality assurance.
Some of applications include:
- LED Lenses
- Miniature PCB
- Metal Springs
- Electrical Connectors
- Metal Stamped Parts
- Ground Pins
- And much more
If you manufacture or use metal stamped parts, flat springs, lens, contacts or any other part that could be placed into carrier tapes, then why not contact us to see if we can produce an embossed carrier tape for you.