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Tape Splice Tool and Kit
Splice tape w/ splice shim (new)
Splicing Shims
8mm Tape Conn. with holes
8mm Tape Conn. w/out holes
12mm Splicing Tape Conn.
16mm Splicing Tape Conn.
24mm Splicing Tape Conn.
Carrier Tape Cutting Tool (new)
SMD Double Splice Tapes
Tape Extenders or Leader Tape
Kapton Tape-Polyimide Dots New Double Splice Tape Extender

New ESD Products
Coats and Coveralls
Clean Room Wipers
High Precision ESD Tweezers
ESD Products
Antistatic Palm Fit Gloves
Antistatic Clean Room Gloves
Antistatic Wrist Straps
ESD Heel Strap
Carrier Tape Cutting Tool (new)
Adhesive Black Die Carrier Tape
Tape Dispensers
Splice Detection Tape
Splice Tape with holes
Portable Splice Cart


Step by Step Instructions

(New Tape Splice Product)

with Panasonic Smart Splice Detection

Tape with splice shim arrow on the right allows Panasonic machine to detect black splice on assorted Panasonic equipment.  Splice has perforation on black tape to allow small slit of black tape to cover sprocket drive holes for splice detection.

8mm order no. 8STSS-220608AR
12mm order no. 12STSS-260612AR
16mm order no. 16STSS-280616AR

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.

Universal Tape Splicer Steps
●  Cut the ends of the SMD Carrier Tapes in the center of the Sprocket Drive Hole OR the Center of the pocket on the Carrier Tapes.  (Carrier Tape alignment tool is also available for greater accuracy in splicing with the Tape Splicer Tool.
●   Place the Brass shim in the Tape Splicer Tool with the teeth on the brass splice shim facing up. 
●  Place the Leader tape of the New Reel onto the Tape Splicer in the center of the splicing shim, then place the trailing end of the carrier tape to be changed centered on the splicing shim on the Tape Splicer Tool.
●  Rotate the Carrier Tape Hold down clamps on the Tape Splicer to hold down the carrier tape.  (The Tape Splicer Hold down clamps allows you to keep one hand free while crimping with the Tape Splicer Tool).
Crimp the Tape Splicer Tool. Release Tape Splicer handle and the splice is made on the bottom of the carrier Tape. 
●   Place SMD Tape Connector centered on covertapes and the Splice is complete.  Remove the joined carrier tape from the Tape Splice Tool and feed into the pick and place machine without line shut down.

Using our splice tape for SMT, which guarantee perfect and reliable joints in punched carrier tapes without shutting off to machine.

Give us a call at: 800.608.8273 OR


Give us a call at: 800.608.8273
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12348 Sierra Drive
Santa Rosa, NM 88435 USA
Phone: 575.472.0058
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