Tape and Reel is a process of packing surface mount devices (SMD's) by loading them into individual pockets comprising what is known as a pocket tape or carrier tape. The units are sealed in the carrier tape with a cover tape, usually by heat or pressure. The carrier tape is wound around a reel for convenient handling and transport. The reel is enclosed in a reel box before it is finally shipped to the customer.
Packing units by Tape and Reel also facilitates automated retrieval and mounting of the components on the application board during customer manufacturing. Taping and reeling of SMD's is the counterpart of packing non-SMD's in tubes.
Alltemated tape and reel packages and inspects millions of custom and standard components weekly. We meet or exceed EIA-481 and other customer specifications. Our state-of-the-art tape and reel equipment provides your product with the quality you demand and deserve. Our expansive inventory of standard and design specific carrier tapes allows Alltemated to package a variety of components.
Whether the parts are in bulk, tubes or trays, we can tape and reel package components to your specifications. We can drop ship JIT, logo-specific labeled product for you. With experienced engineers, operators and inspectors, we can easily tackle your high or low volume jobs.