US Patent No. 10,143,119

NOZZLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,143,119
Issue Date November 27, 2018
Title Nozzle Management System
Inventorship Hideki Hosaka, Anjyo (JP)
Yoshinori Yamashita, Chiryu (JP)
Assignee FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,143,119

1. A nozzle management system comprising:multiple nozzle housing devices which include a housing section that houses suction nozzles for picking up and holding an electronic component and a transfer mechanism for transferring a suction nozzle housed in the housing section to a nozzle tray; anda control device which includes a transfer information acquisition section that acquires information related to at least one suction nozzle which is required to be transferred to a nozzle tray;wherein the control device has
a housed nozzle information acquisition section that acquires information related to suction nozzles housed in the housing section of the respective multiple nozzle housing devices,
a first determination section that, when suction nozzles housed in the housing section of a prescribed nozzle housing device from among the multiple nozzle housing devices are transferred to a nozzle tray, determines whether all the required suction nozzles are housed in the housing section of the prescribed nozzle housing device based on information acquired by the transfer information acquisition device, and
a second determination section that, in a case in which not all the required suction nozzles are housed in the housing section of the prescribed nozzle housing device, determines whether non-housed suction nozzles which are not stored in the housing section of the prescribed nozzle housing device from among the required suction nozzles are stored in the housing section of a nozzle housing device other than the prescribed nozzle housing device from among the multiple nozzle housing devices.