US Patent No. 11,116,118


Patent No. 11,116,118
Issue Date September 07, 2021
Title Tape Feeder Set-up System
Inventorship Takanori Takagi, Okazaki (JP)
Takayuki Mizuno, Okazaki (JP)
Assignee FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,116,118

1. A tape feeder set-up system, comprising:a tape feeder having a driving mechanism configured to rotate a sprocket to feed a carrier tape wound on a reel and accommodating multiple components in a predetermined feed direction, the sprocket having teeth that engage with sprocket holes of the carrier tape;
a loading table on which the tape feeder is loaded;
a scheduled use determination section configured to determine whether a component in the tape feeder loaded on the loading table is scheduled to be used based on a component usage schedule, and
a control section configured to reverse the carrier tape in a direction opposite to the predetermined feed direction such that an engagement between the sprocket holes of the carrier tape and the teeth of the sprocket is released by controlling the driving mechanism of the tape feeder when the scheduled use determination section determines that the component is not scheduled to be used.