Surftape is a unique form of punched carrier tape where the component is placed on a sticky backing within a compartment boundary. The adhesive base securely holds devices in the position they are placed until it is removed, eliminating the need for cover tape.
Surftape is designed to conform to many international engineering standards:
EIA 481, EIA 747, IEC 60286-3, and JIS C 0806
- No X, Y, or 0 movement: Components remain securely in tape cavities, exactly as placed, until picked. No theta correction required.
- No tooling Charge: Many different size die can fit into one of the many standard Surftape® sizes.
- Adhesive is compatible with COB and SMT: Adhesive base contains no halogens, or contaminants, so is totally compatible with SMT and Bare Die components.
- No Cover Tape: Since the parts adhere to the PSA, there is no need for cover tape. Eliminating cover tape to breaks, tear, or 'spikes' during peel back.