US Patent No. 10,716,248

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE


Patent No. 10,716,248
Issue Date July 14, 2020
Title Component Supply Device
Inventorship Yukinari Awano, Shizuoka (JP)
Assignee YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Iwata-shi, Shizouka-ken (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,716,248

1. A component supply device for supplying components to a component extraction position by using a component storage tape including a carrier tape in which a plurality of component storage parts for housing the components are arranged at predetermined intervals, and a cover tape affixed on the carrier tape so as to cover the component storage parts,the component supply device comprising:
a device body;
a tape delivery unit disposed in the device body, the tape delivery unit being configured to deliver the component storage tape toward the component extraction position in a tape feeding direction along an arrangement direction of the component storage parts;
a tape guide attached to the device body, the tape guide being configured to guide traveling of the component storage tape delivered by the tape delivery unit; and
a component exposure part configured to expose the components in the component storage parts of the component storage tape traveling by being guided by the tape guide,
wherein the tape guide includes:
a guide body including a pair of side walls extending along the tape feeding direction, the pair of side walls being configured to define a tape traveling path with a predetermined width; and
a positioning guide including a pair of tape side surface guides attached to the guide body to be disposed on an upstream side in the tape feeding direction with respect to the component exposure part on the tape traveling path, the pair of tape side surface guides being configured to guide side surfaces of the component storage tape,
the device body includes a tape guide installation area that is an area to which the tape guide is attached, defines the tape traveling path in cooperation with the pair of side walls of the guide body, and includes an upper surface covered with the guide body from above,
the tape guide is attached to the tape guide installation area with displacement allowed in an up and down direction orthogonal to both the tape feeding direction and a width direction of the tape traveling path,
displacement of the positioning guide in the up and down direction is allowed together with the guide body following the displacement of the tape guide being allowed in the up and down direction,
the pair of tape side surface guides is apart from each other at a distance shorter than a width of the tape traveling path in a width direction, and the pair of tape side surface guides guides the side surfaces of the component storage tape so as to travel toward the component exposure part with positioning performed in the width direction of the tape traveling path, and
the pair of tape side surface guides is configured to allow a separation distance between sections that guide the side surfaces to be variable in the width direction.