Handle With Care: Odd-Form Component Presentation Solutions for Automated Assembly of Fragile, Specially Coated or Precious Metal Parts

Reynoldsburg, Ohio USA - GPAX, Inc. custom designs and manufactures carrier and cover tape to protect fragile, specially coated and precious finishes/metals for both Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Through-Hole (THT) Odd-Form Components. The GPAX product line includes pocketed tape to protect SMT components as well as flat tape (in EIA standard "EIA IS/704") which fit leaded THT components.

GPAX tape and flexible feeders are used in presentation solutions for both robotic cells and pick place equipment.  Whether designing the installation of  a new line, or looking to retrofit current equipment, GPAX may have your flexible feeding solution.

Bob Black, President CEO of Juki Automation stated, "We at Juki have found the GPAX feeders and their flexibility in tape design to be a big help in projects featuring Odd-Form Components.  We plan to incorporate more of their products in the future."

Factory floor tested since 1988, GPAX tape and reel technology will enhance the productivity by eliminating downtime during supply change restocks due to the on-feeder splicing capability of the GPAX tapes.

The mechanically interlocking cover tape offers reliability during loading, shipping, and stocking of components, regardless of the environment in which they are stored. It is a robust packaging system eliminating peel force testing, variability in tape adhesion force, and tearing or stretching of cover tapes. In addition, because carrier and cover tapes are spliced, there is virtually no scrap.

GPAX, Inc. is a manufacturer of component packaging and feeding products in tape and reel format for use in automated assembly. With headquarters located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA, GPAX markets its products worldwide to users and component manufacturers through a direct sales force, robotic manufacturers, a network of assembly systems integrators, pick & place manufacturers and representatives.



John Holcomb

GPAX, Inc.

561 Lancaster Rd.

Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 USA

PH: 614-501-7622

FX: 614-501-7626


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