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SMT Feeders models

smt-feedersFeeding is an essential backbone of the pick and placement process.

With Europe-SMT providing not only the best in pre-owned smt feeders ( Assembleon (Intelligent Tape Feeder Range), Philips and Yamaha),  but also new Yamaha smt feeders.

Besides this we help you out in finding that packaging and feeding method that fits your process the best. You can count on a smooth and care-free operating environment guaranteeing the highest machine uptime and the lowest cost of operation.
Prevention is always better than curing things. That’s why it is particularly wise to make use of our preventative maintenance and calibration services.

The EUROPE-SMT feedershop treats the whole range of Philips, Assembleon and Yamaha SMT feeders.

A few examples of our SMT feeders range:

  • CL SMT feeder
  • FV SMT feeders
  • ITF2 SMT feeders
  • ITF3 SMT feeders
  • TTF SMT feeders
  • FS2  SMT feeders
  • The latest SE (FI) SMT feeders

Our technicians repair, maintain and calibrate all types of feeders.

We offer different contracts and services, giving you the plan tailored to your needs. You can also buy feeders secondhand that have been repaired, maintained and calibrated by our technicians and engineers. We test each feeder with our analyzing and calibration tools, and ensure that your feeders arrive at your facility in excellent condition.

Our SMT Feeding solutions can be found for tape and reel, bulk cassette SMD sticks, and trays.

Yamaha SMT feeder range

  1. FV type smt feeders
  2. CL type smt feeders
  3. FS2 type smt feeders
  4. SE (FI) type smt feeders

Click here for more information on Yamaha SMT.

Assembleon smt feeder range

  1. ITF Intelligent tape smt feeders
  2. TTF twin tape smt feeders
  3. SMT Feeder intelligence

FV type smt feeder range

These smt feeders fit all Assembleon Gem pick and place systems like:

  • Topaz
  • Emerald
  • Sapphire
  • Eclipse I/II
  • Orion
  • Topaz X/XII-series
  • Emerald X/XII-series
  • Opal XII series and MG series.

But also YAMAHA YV and YG series like :

  • YG 100
  • YG 100R
  • YG 88
  • YG 88R
  • YG 200
  • YG 300
  • YV 10
  • XG series
  • YV 88 XG series
  • YV 88 II
  • YV 100 II
  • YV 80
  • YV 100

This range covers the following feeder types:

  • PA2903/7X 8mm FV Tape Feeder
  • PA2903/8X 12mm FV Tape Feeder 7 15” 4,8,12 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/2X 16mm CL Tape Feeder 11 15” 4,8,12,16 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/3X 24mm CL Tape Feeder 15 15” 4,8,12,16,20,24 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/4X 32mm CL Tape Feeder 15 15” 8,12,16,20,24, 28,32,36 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/5X 44mm CL Tape Feeder 15 15” 8,12,16,20,24, 28,32,36 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/6X 56mm CL Tape Feeder 15 15” 8,12,16,20 Embossed HA, PSA
  • 9466 920 06151 72mm Tape Feeder 15 15” 8,12,16,20 Embossed HA, PSA


CL type feeder range 

The CL type SMT feeders fit all Assembleon Gem pick and place systems like:

  • Topaz
  • Emerald
  • Sapphire
  • Eclipse I/II
  • Orion
  • Topaz X/XII-series
  • Emerald X/XII-series
  • Opal XII series
  • MG series.

But also YAMAHA YV and YG series like :

  • YG 100
  • YG 100R
  • YG 88
  • YG 88R
  • YG 200
  • YG 300
  • YV 100 XG series
  • YV 88 XG series
  • YV 88 II
  • YV 100 II
  • YV 80
  • YV 100

This range covers the following feeder types:

  • PA2903/77 8mm CL Tape Feeder 0201 2.5 15” 2 Paper HA, PSA
  • PA2903/78 8mm CL Tape Feeder 0402 2.5 15” 2 Paper HA, PSA
  • PA2903/79 8mm CL Tape Feeder 2.5 15” 4 Paper, Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/88 12mm CL Tape Feeder 7 15” 4,8,12 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/27 16mm CL Tape Feeder 11 15” 4,8,12,16 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/38 24mm CL Tape Feeder 15 15” 4,8,12,16,20,24 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/48 32mm CL Tape Feeder 15 15” 8,12,16,20,24, 28,32,36 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/58 44mm CL Tape Feeder 15 15” 8,12,16,20,24, 28,32,36 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/60 56mm CL Tape Feeder 15 15” 8,12,16,20 Embossed HA, PSA
  • 9466 920 06151 72mm Tape Feeder 15 15” 8,12,16,20 Embossed HA, PSA


CLi Tape Feeders

  • PA2903/97 8mm CLi Tape Feeder 0201 2.5 15” 2 Paper HA, PSA
  • PA2903/98 8mm CLi Tape Feeder 0402 2.5 15” 2 Paper HA, PSA
  • PA2903/99 8mm CLi Tape Feeder 2.5 15” 4 Paper, Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/89 12mm CLi Tape Feeder 7 15” 4,8,12 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/29 16mm CLi Tape Feeder 11 15” 4,8,12,16 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/39 24mm CLi Tape Feeder 15 15” 4,8,12,16,20,24 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/49 32mm CLi Tape Feeder 15 15” 8,12,16,20,24, 28,32,36 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/59 44mm CLi Tape Feeder 15 15” 8,12,16,20,24, 28,32,36 Embossed HA, PSA
  • PA2903/69 56mm CLi Tape Feeder 15 15” 8,12,16,20 Embossed HA, PSA


FS Tape Feeders (FS2, FSi, FT)

  • PA 2903/82 8mm FT 2mm
  • PA 2903/83 8mm FT 4mm
  • PA 2903/90 8mm FS2 2mm
  • PA 2903/91 8mm FS2 4mm
  • PA 2903/92 8mm FSi 2mm
  • PA 2903/82 8mm FSi 4mm

Assembleon Range

ITF Intelligent tape feeders ( PA 2654/xx range)

Intelligent tapefeeders are available for 8 up to 88 mm tape widths. The feeders can be loaded with 13″ tape reels (optional 15″ reel holder). Embossed as well as paper tapes according to international standard IEC 60286 – 3rd edition, can be handled. ITF feeders are also capable of handling PSA foil types. ITF feeders are indexed by an electrical driven mechanism allowing a highly reliable uninterrupted feeding process.

Intelligent Tape Feeder Range

Feeder intelligence is available in the following Tape Feeders:

  • PA2654/0x : ITF2 8mm Intelligent Tape Feeder
  • PA2654/1x : ITF2 12mm Intelligent Tape Feeder
  • PA2654/2x : ITF2 16mm Intelligent Tape Feeder
  • PA2654/3x : ITF2 24mm Intelligent Tape Feeder
  • PA2654/4x : ITF2 32mm Intelligent Tape Feeder
  • PA2654/5x : ITF2 44mm Intelligent Tape Feeder
  • PA2654/6x : ITF2 56mm Intelligent Tape Feeder
  • PA2654/7x : ITF2 44mm Intelligent Tape Feeder
  • PA2654/8x : ITF2 56mm Intelligent Tape Feeder


TTF : Twin tape feeders  ( PA 2657/0X range)

Twin Tape accommodates two 8mm tapes in a single feeder slot, enhancing the support for family setup and increasing productivity Intelligence eliminates incorrect feeder set-up, provides pre-empty reel warning and is a basis for tracking and tracing · Single handed operation facilitates fast setup · All-in-one feeder concepts; one feeder supports various reels sizes, pitches and tape types, reducing feeder inventory · Accurate component positioning and precise repeatability for maximum pick performance · Support from 88 mm tapes to components down to 0201 for wide range of application support · Supports splicing for uninterrupted production · Support tapes based on the IEC 60286-3 specifications

Feeder intelligence

There are many ways to define feeder intelligence and not all vendors apply the same intelligence level. And that is not always necessary as well. A great deal of intelligence function of feeders can be taken over by the system. This is very common with systems that handle one board at a time. Feeder intelligence can be defined at two main levels:

Semi-intelligent feeders:

Generally speaking (not always the case) you will have semi-intelligent feeders where the reel is disconnected from the feeder at all times (basically: Feeders without reel-holders). Reel information and component count is not carried with the feeder and is lost when such a feeder is stored away or carried from one line to another. Semi-intelligent feeders only communicate the feeder ID to the host. This is done when the feeder is placed onto the feeder bar. Before the feeder is placed onto a system, the bar code of the feeder is scanned (feeder ID) and information from a Reel is scanned. Both information is send to the host pick and place software via a Setup Verification Software package (not via the feeder interface). When the feeder is placed onto the feeder bar, the pick and place machine detects this (it continuously checks feeder positions) and reads the feeder ID. When the ID was scanned before, it will recognize this and the pick and place machine then knows exactly what component is on that feeder.

So, basically, semi-intelligent feeders have, and communicate, the feeder ID only.

Full-intelligent feeders:

Generally speaking you will have full-intelligent feeders where the reel is connected to the feeder at all times (so: Feeders with reel-holders). Reel information and component count is carried with the feeder and is remembered when the feeder is stored off-line or when the feeder is transferred from one pick and place machine to another. In contrast to the Semi-intelligent feeders, the pick and place machine reads all information from the feeder when it detects a new feeder. It then verifies this against the placement program (action spec) and checks its validity. When invalid, it will tell the operator to place the feeder into the correct feeder slot. As the component count and reel information is carried along with the feeder, it will continue where it ended the last time it was used. This bar-code feeder ID is also stored in the feeder.

ITF and TTF feeder intelligence

The intelligence of ITF/TTF tape feeders is defined as follows:

A feeder is intelligent when it has the capability to:

·  Control its own behavior
·  Communicate via a defined communication interface (data, events, characteristics of the feeder, commands)
·  Store data into non-volatile memory.

Controlling its own behavior
In a certain way, it means that it is a ‘grown-up’ feeder. It functions completely independent and it does not require a pick and placement machine to tell what to do and how to do it. The feeder will react to a nozzle and will know that a pick and placement machine has performed a pick. After this, the feeder will, by itself, address all functions necessary to present the next component. It will drive the motors and will check if they are running well. It will check if the component is positioned correctly, it will count down by itself how many components are left in the reel and it will remember the total number of indexes it has made so far. All of this is done in the feeder and by the feeder itself.

Communicate via a defined communication interface.

Grown-up also means that you can talk, but this should be done in a language the machines understand. This language is the CAN protocol. This language is fixed defined as the feeder platform language. All current intelligent feeders use this protocol and all future intelligent feeders will be able to communicate in the same manner.

Store data into non-volatile memory.

Using a fixed set of commands and functions limits the flexibility of intelligence. Any external equipment should be able to do certain things with the feeder as they wish. These programs store their own particular data into the feeder and use it according to their needs. To support this maximum flexibility, empty non-volatile memory is available in the intelligent feeders for these purposes. Data is always kept within the feeder until it is erased by a host system. This way, additional information is transferred along with the feeder when moving from one line to another. Identical external equipment can read the data for further use without the need to re-program the feeder.