US Patent No. 10,015,918

FEEDER AND MOUNTING MACHINE


Patent No. 10,015,918
Issue Date July 03, 2018
Title Feeder And Mounting Machine
Inventorship Hirokazu Koike, Chiryu (JP)
Assignee FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD., Chiryu-shi (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,015,918

1. A component feeder, which is used through installation in a mounting machine and which is configured to supply components that the mounting machine mounts on a printed circuit board, wherein the component feeder is a second type of feeder configured to perform a first aspect component supply operation and perform a second aspect component supply operation different from the first aspect component supply operation and wherein the second type of feeder is different from a first type of feeder configured to perform the first aspect component supply operation,the component feeder comprising:
a controller configured to:
receive a request for feeder information from the mounting machine, wherein the request for feeder information can be a first command or a second command different from the first command and wherein the first command corresponds to the first aspect component supply operation and a corresponding first aspect component mounting operation of the mounting machine and the second command corresponds to the second aspect component supply operation and a corresponding second aspect component mounting operation of the mounting machine,
transmit feeder information indicating that the component feeder is the first type of feeder, even though the component feeder is the second type of feeder, and cause the component feeder to perform the first aspect component supply operation when the request for feeder information is the first command, and
transmit feeder information indicating that the component feeder is the second type of feeder and cause the component feeder to perform the second aspect component supply operation when the request for feeder information is the second command.