Electrical Testing of Axial Components
11, 2010, Anaheim, CA -
CHAD Industries, a leading provider of Odd Form Insertion
equipment, has added to its line of circuit board assembly
equipment the capability for inline electrical testing
of axial components. This is a new optional feature
for the CHAD AF Axial Tape Feeder.
CHAD AF Axial Tape Feeder provides the capability of feeding,
cutting and forming axial parts from Class I, II or III
tape. The new inline test feature adds the capability to
perform continuity and resistance testing on each component
as it feeds through the feeder. This feature protects against
polarized parts being loaded incorrectly and inserted into
the board in the wrong orientation.
This new feature is now being used in production for the inspection
of diodes and resistors which are being inserted into automotive
control systems. The automobile manufacturer requires a zero-defect
capable process. By testing the components in this way, the system
insures that the correct parts are being loaded by the operator,
and that they are loaded in the correct orientation.
The CHAD AF Axial Tape Feeder is just one of the line of parts
feeders available for the CHAD IQ line of Odd Form Insertion
systems. Chad also offers radial taped component feeders, tubed
component feeders, continuous header component feeders as well
as feeders for bulk components. This allows the CHAD IQ systems
to handle just about any odd form thru-hole part in an application.
IQ line of workcells includes the CHAD IQs, which provides
the versatility to accept a broad mix of feeders, grippers
special tooling. It also features CHAD’s programmable single
pin clinch system. The CHAD IQp offers a smaller, lower cost
system for more focused and lower throughput applications.
CHAD applications engineers will look at each application and
evaluate the specific equipment configuration that is best for
About CHAD Industries:
CHAD Industries designs, manufactures and markets odd-form electronics
assembly equipment, automated solar cell manufacturing systems,
and semiconductor wafer handling solutions. CHAD is privately
owned and has been in the automation business for more than