Patent Number: 6,332,387

Title: Cover-tape treating method and apparatus and electric-component supplying unit

Abstract: A method of treating a cover tape of a carrier tape including an accommodating tape having, at a predetermined pocket pitch, a plurality of pockets accommodating a plurality of electric components, respectively, and the cover tape fixed to the accommodating tape to close respective openings of the pockets, the method including the steps of peeling a portion of the cover tape from the accommodating tape, and feeding the peeled portion of the cover tape in a lengthwise direction thereof, cutting off a free end portion of the fed portion of the cover tape, into a cuff-off piece of the cover tape, and sucking the cut-off piece of the cover tape with an ambient air into a suction passage, and thereby carrying away the cut-off piece.

Inventors: Suhara; Shinsuke (Kariya, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H05K 13/04 (20060101); B26D 007/06 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018