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1. (WO2013117266) A COMPONENT HANDLING ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/117266    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2012/074400
Publication Date: Fri Aug 16 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 06 00:59:59 CET 2012
IPC: H05K 13/02
B65G 47/12
Applicants: ISMECA SEMICONDUCTOR HOLDING SA
Inventors: OSLER, Valerio
GONZALEZ, Miguel
Title: A COMPONENT HANDLING ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
According to the present invention there is provided a component handling assembly 1 comprising, a feeder 3 which is configured to move rectangular components 5 along a path 7, wherein each of the rectangular components 5 comprise a longitudinal axis 9, a dispensing track 11 along which rectangular components 5 can be moved, wherein the dispensing track 11 comprises at least one linear portion 13, wherein the said linear portion 13 of the dispensing track 11 is arranged to cooperate with the feeder 3 such that it can receive rectangular components 5 from the feeder 3, wherein the dispensing track 11 is arranged such that the linear portion 13 of the dispensing track is perpendicular to a tangent 15 to the path 7 at the position where the linear portion 13 of the dispensing track cooperates with the feeder 3, so that a rectangular component 5 can be presented to the linear portion 13 of the dispending track 11 in an orientation in which the longitudinal axis 9 of the rectangular component 5 is perpendicular to the linear portion 13 of the dispensing track 11. There is further provided a corresponding method of handling rectangular components.