US Patent No. 11,032,960

FEEDER


Patent No. 11,032,960
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Feeder
Inventorship Hiroyasu Ohashi, Toyota (JP)
Hiroki Murase, Nagoya (JP)
Assignee FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,032,960

1. A feeder, for conveying an embossed carrier tape, having a component storage section with protruding shape and flange sections extending outwards from both sides of the component storage section, comprising:a feeder main body;
a feeding device provided on the feeder main body and configured to feed the embossed carrier tape to a component pick-up position;
a tape guide provided on the feeder main body and having a tape separating device configured to separate a cover tape covering the component storage section;
a tape conveyance path, being provided between the feeder main body and the tape guide with extending along a tape feeding direction of the embossed carrier tape, and having a recessed groove through which the component storage section of the embossed carrier tape can be inserted and passed; and
a pressing device disposed in the recessed groove of the tape conveyance path and configured to press the embossed carrier tape in a direction in which the embossed carrier tape is brought into abutment with the tape guide,
wherein the pressing device is positioned on both sides of the component storage section in a width direction in the recessed groove and configured to press the flange sections without pressing the component storage section.