US Patent No. 10,342,168

FEEDER


Patent No. 10,342,168
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Feeder
Inventorship Hiroyasu Ohashi, Toyota (JP)
Takashi Kawatani, Nagoya (JP)
Takuya Nagaishi, Okazaki (JP)
Assignee FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu-shi (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,168

1. A feeder comprising:a feeder main body in which a tape insertion section for inserting a carrier tape which stores multiple components and is covered by a cover tape is formed at a rear portion of the feeder main body and a tape discharging section for discharging the carrier tape is formed at a front portion of the feeder main body;
a tape conveyance path which is provided on the feeder main body to communicate the tape insertion section and the tape discharging section and is for conveying the carrier tape from a rear toward a front;
a rear side sprocket which is provided on the feeder main body to be capable of rotating, includes engagement protrusions which are capable of engaging with engagement holes of the carrier tape which is inserted from the tape insertion section, and sequentially conveys a current carrier tape and a next carrier tape along the tape conveyance path;
a front side sprocket which is provided on the feeder main body to be capable of rotating, includes engagement protrusions which are capable of engaging with the engagement holes of the carrier tape which is conveyed by the rear side sprocket, and once conveyance of the current carrier tape to the tape discharging section is completed, conveys the next carrier tape which is conveyed thereto by the rear side sprocket to the tape discharging section;
a discharge guide member which is provided on the feeder main body to communicate with the tape discharging section and guides such that the carrier tape which is discharged from the tape discharging section heads downward;
a peeling member which is provided on the feeder main body and peels the cover tape from the carrier tape before the carrier tape which is conveyed by the front side sprocket reaches the tape discharging section; and
a contacting and positioning member which is provided on the feeder main body between the peeling member and the tape conveyance path, the contacting and positioning member pushes a lower face of the carrier tape to cause the cover tape to contact the peeling member and positions the carrier tape from which the cover tape is peeled to be discharged from the tape discharging section.