Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces that it was awarded a 2018 Mexico Technology Award in the category of Automation Tools for its STRIPFEEDER System. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 ceremony that took place during the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum.
The STRIPFEEDER systems are a cost-effective way to load many components, including short strip tape and odd-form/custom components, without having to purchase expensive feeders. The quick-to-assemble, easy-to-install modules, built to JEDEC specs, are designed for rapid loading of tape-and-reel components on existing SMT pick-and-place equipment. Additionally, the trays enable fast changeover between product runs without unloading from the machine.
Because of its on-demand design, the STRIPFEEDER systems are ideal for many different customers. It is suited for both for low-volume / high-mix applications and prototyping shops but also can be implemented into high volume jobs where critical components can be placed in the machine instead of by hand.
The current platform offers multiple options, including small and large base plates and various rail heights to accommodate a wide range of SMT pick-and-place applications and equipment. Most of the parts are interchangeable for ease of use and increased flexibility within the system
Count On Tools is a leading provider of precision machined components, SMT spare parts and Swiss-made hand tools, locally and globally. The company has won numerous awards for its quality products and service, including several for the STRIPFEEDER product line.
“We are thrilled to receive more recognition for our STRIPFEEDER system,” said Curt Couch, Vice President at Count On Tools, Inc. “Developing this product line and having the electronics assembly industry recognize it as a leading new product is a great honor. I am proud of our team and the work that has been done to provide valuable solutions for our industry.”
The Mexico Technology Awards recognize the best new innovations in the electronics manufacturing industry in Mexico. The goal of the award program is to celebrate the companies and people that are achieving the highest standards and driving the industry forward.