Step by Step Instructions for use on your SMD reels to be spliced

1. Place splice tape with shim on the two center alignment pins on your Tape Splicer tool with the teeth on the splice shim pointing up. Ensure the Tape Splice Tool is in the open position.

2. Place one side of the carrier tape on the alignment pins of the Tape Splice Tool as shown in both photos.  nd turn the hold down to secure the carrier tape to the Tape Splice Tool.

3. Place the second remaining side of carrier tape on the other 2 alignment pins and turn the hold downs to secure the carrier tape to the Tape Splice Tool.

4. Remove and discard the white liner from the splice tape as shown.

5. Crimp the Tape Splice Tool and open the Tape Splice Tool to to connect the black carrier tapes being spliced. (note: the SMD Tape Splice Tool has a auto release mechanism that allows the Tape Splice Tool to open when the splice shim is securely attached).

6. Remove the spliced carrier tape from the Tape Splice tool and press firmly on the yellow tape to ensure a good stick.

7. Remove and discard clear plastic piece to complete the splice.

8. The splice is now ready to run through your pick and place feeders. This is a top view of the yellow Splice Tape connecting the cover tape.

9. This is the bottom view of the yellow Splice shim Tape connecting the cover tape. The splice shim is soft enough to be cut by the waste trimmer on your pick and place machine.

10. SMD Splice using the SMD Splice Tape with Splice Shim is complete in one sweep.

Tape Extenders or Leader Tape

TAPE EXTENDERS OR LEADER TAPE TAPE EXTENDERS: Our most popular product right now with our customers. One of the biggest problems is the waste of components on a reel that don’t have a leader at the beginning of the SMD reel. The Tape Extenders are used for the partial reels that don’t have a leader. The Tape Extender adds an additional 500mm of tape as a leader. They feed into your SMT feeder as a piece of covertape. The Tape Extenders reduce the loss of components when you have no leader tape to work with.

When your order is for 200 boards from your contract manufacturer, you can provide them with 200 components on each reel and ONLY 200. Our customers tell us that it is not that the components are so expensive, it’s just that when the customer sends 200 components on a reel without a leader, the first few components are wasted on the pick and place machine for starting the feeder. With the Tape Extenders, you have no waste. You can receive the partial reels with a Tape Extender and feed the machine without any waste. The Tape Splicer Kit comes with a box of assorted Tape Extenders for 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, 24m and 32-44mm Carrier Tapes.