Polaris Feeder Options

July 16, 2015 – Various feeding options to meet your assembly needs from Universal Instruments.

Low Profile Multi-Tube Feeder

  • Platform design allows for rapid re-configuration and re-deployment
  • Rear tube loading allows for replenishment “on the fly”
  • Positive pusher ensures consistent, reliable parts feeding
  • Capable of handling tubes up to 25.4mm [1.0”] wide and 23.9mm [.94”] Tall
  • Tube length – 482mm [19”] to 610mm [24”]
  • Tube reservoir – 216mm [8.5”]
  • Consumes two standard feeder slots [40mm]

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Wide Body Multi-Tube Feeder

  • Platform design allows for rapid re-configuration and re-deployment
  • Rear tube loading allows for replenishment “on the fly”
  • Positive pusher ensures consistent, reliable parts feeding
  • Capable of handling tubes up to 115mm [4.5”] wide and 57.1mm [2.25”] Tall
  • Tube length – 406mm [16”] to 610mm [24”]
  • Tube reservoir – 216mm [8.5”]
  • Consumes six standard feeder slots [140mm]

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4-Track Multi-Tube Feeder

  • Platform design allows for rapid re-configuration and re-deployment
  • Rear tube loading allows for replenishment “on the fly”
  • Positive pusher ensures consistent, reliable parts feeding
  • Capable of handling 4-up tubes 217.1mm [8.55”] wide and 31.42mm [1.24”] Tall
  • Tube length – 572.7mm [22.6”]
  • Tube reservoir – 282.8mm [11.13”]

Video: 4-Track MBMTF

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Expanded Multi-Tube Feeder

  • Platform design allows for rapid re-configuration and re-deployment
  • Rear tube loading allows for replenishment “on the fly”
  • Positive pusher ensures consistent, reliable parts feeding
  • Capable of handling tubes up to 45.7mm [1.8”] wide and 57.1mm [2.25”] Tall
  • Tube length – 406mm [16”] to 610mm [24”]
  • Tube reservoir – 406mm [16”]
  • Consumes three standard feeder slots [60mm]

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Bowl Feeders

  • Bowl feeding is a cost effective means of delivering a device to the machine, higher deployment cost but no packaging costs
  • Bowl feeders are designed to separate, sort, and align components for Polaris to pick up
  • Some bowl feeders are designed to pre-assemble devices for Polaris to improve the efficiency of a manufacturing line

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Edge Stack Feeders

  • Used primarily for connectors packaged in tubes, stacked side by side
  • Edge stack feeders conserve space on the machine
  • The feeder is mounted external to the machine and only consumes 1-3 feeder slots (Width dependant)

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Radial Tape Feeder

  • The radial tape feeder is capable of handling both 12.7mm and 15mm bandoleer tapes
  • Leads can be cut to length in this feeder, eliminating the need for a cutter inside the placement cell
  • The radial lead feeder consumes two standard feeder slots

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Axial Tape Feeder

  • Accepts standard axial tape format
  • Scrap removal interface to Polaris
  • Lead bend and forming are available options

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Label Feeders

  • For placing product identification labels, bar code labels, product set-up labels
  • Print on demand and place labels or place pre-printed labels

Video: Dual Printers

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Direct Die Feeder

  • Places flip chips or circuit up applications directly from wafer
  • Accepts wafers up to 200mm (8.0”)
  • Die size range from 1mm to 10mm square
  • Feeder width: 80mm (3.15”)
  • Recurring packaging costs eliminated

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Custom Application
Battery Clip Feeder Features

  • Special request to feed and automate battery terminals
  • Feeder excised parts from metal tape
  • 40 mm width (2 slots)

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Electric Motor Brush Feeder Features

  • Custom feeder to automate electric motor brushes
  • Brushes packaged on continuous reel
  • Feeder cut parts from tape and presented to machine

Video: Brush Feeder

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Forming Leads on TO-220

  • Custom Feeder to convert the “in-line” leads of a TO-220 to Staggered lead configuration
  • A standard expanded Multi-tube feeder was modified for the task

Video: Cut-Form Feeder

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Contact Stan Earley by +1-607-725-5129 or earleys@uic.com or go to our website http://www.uic.com/solutions/automation/ for more information on Automation.

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