Re-flex II from Adaptsys is the solution for On-Demand Tape. The system enhances the productivity of modern production environments and reduces the need to store bulky pre-formed tape. In addition to efficiently producing standard pockets, Re-flex II can create any custom shape, making it ideal for electromechanical components as well as semiconductors and passive components.

  • Produces exactly the amount of tape required, complete with leader and trailer
  • Unformed tape reels of 1000m are much longer than formed reels (typically 30m upwards), greatly reducing tape changes
  • Forms complex custom pockets to accommodate electromechanical or unusual packages
  • Eliminates the need to hold bulky pre-formed tape, reducing requirement for storage space 
  • Barcode setup eliminates errors and minimises changeover time, optimising productivity
  • Tooling can be retained to meet future requirements, maximising the return on investment and freeing up the storage space previously used to hold stocks of pre-formed tape
  • Low power consumption and reduced wastage lessen the environmental impact of manufacturing operation.

 

Re-flex II is designed with a minimal footprint of just 960mm x 457mm, this represents a negligible increase in floor area over that required for the use of pocketed tape. As On-Demand Tape eliminates the need to store reels of pre-formed carrier tape, the net result is a considerable reduction in the space used. 

Low Power

Running costs and environmental impact are minimised by the low-power design of Re-flex II. The system requires a single-phase supply and consumes less than 1 kVA when operating. The only other utility required is an 80 psi air line at 10.24 cfm, with no requirement for water cooling. 

Flexible

The compact footprint, low power consumption and simple compressed air requirements not only minimise environmental impact and running costs, but also ensure that the system can be quickly and easily moved around the factory floor. The high quality OEM components that have been used for the Re-flex II  build makes for straight-forward maintenance and servicing, reducing both downtime and costs.

Re-flex II is a highly automated and traceable solution that uses barcodes on both the flat form tape and the tooling to minimise changeover times between jobs and to eliminate operator errors. As well as ensuring that the correct tape and tooling is used, the barcode set up also provides traceability of materials. Re-flex II has been designed for fast, simple changeovers, minimising downtime and reducing operator errors. Reels of unformed tape are much longer than those for pre-formed tape, cutting the number of tape changes by as much as a factor of forty. Using a revolutionary carrier system, together with the barcode setup, the tooling allows operators to change to a new job in less than five minutes, whilst facilitating a fault free set-up.

Comprehensive SPC Data

Statistical process control (SPC) data can be accessed over a local Ethernet network, or from anywhere in the world via the internet. All aspects of the operation and any downtime can be tracked, and causes of downtime – whether due to an upstream stoppage or simply waiting for a tape change – can be analysed, providing key data for use on production process optimisation.