US Patent No. 10,798,860

COMPONENT SUPPLY METHOD AND COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,798,860
Issue Date October 06, 2020
Title Component Supply Method And Component Mounting System
Inventorship Nobuto Yasuhira, Hyogo (JP)
Ryouji Eguchi, Yamanashi (JP)
Tatsuo Yamamura, Fukuoka (JP)
Assignee PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., Osaka (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,798,860

1. A component supply method in a component mounting system which includes a component supply unit being capable of supplying up to N (N is a natural number equal to or larger than 1) carrier tapes for storing a component, and automatically transporting an inserted carrier tape, and a component mounting apparatus which mounts the component supplied from the component supply unit on a substrate, the method comprising:detecting a replenishing operation of a succeeding carrier tape with respect to the component supply unit;
determining whether the succeeding carrier tape is an (N+1)-th that exceeds the number N of carrier tapes able to be supplied to the component supply unit; and
in response to the succeeding carrier tape being the (N+1)-th, notifying an operator of a case where the succeeding carrier tape with which the component supply unit is to be replenished is the (N+1)-th.