Electronic Device Industry

Electronic Components Stuck in Feeder Bowl

Electronic components are charged with static electricity by repeated friction and separation caused by the vibration of the feeder bowl.
The charged components cannot be transferred properly due to the Coulomb force that makes the components cling to the bowl or chute of the feeder bowl.

Electronic Components Stuck in Feeder Bowl

Conventional countermeasures

Handled by workers

  • Labor costs are high.
  • Workers cannot constantly address the problem, so the operating ratio decreases.

Countermeasures with static eliminators (ionizers)

The components do not clog the feeder bowl so the labor cost of addressing the clogging can be reduced.

Countermeasures with static eliminators (ionizers)

Improvements and Effects
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Reduced cost for addressing clogging

Labor cost: $1,000/month x 12 months = $12,000/year

Loss due to down time: $1,000/month x 12 months = $12,000/year