Applications that requires precise amount of solder usually use packaging of solder spheres on tape and reel.
As examples, Flip chip, also known as controlled collapse chip connection (is a method for interconnecting semiconductor devices). And ball grid array (BGA — used for integrated circuits and to permanently mount devices such as microprocessors).
Solder spheres on tape and reel means safer and faster manufacturing process
Packaging solder spheres in tape and reel can guarantee that the solder preforms will arrive with safety and can be handily insert into the manufacturing process.
Besides this safety and facility, tape and reel make possible for the manufacture process to have high volume and automated processes. That’s because a pick and place machine can access the preforms in the same way as the components. Even for manual operations, the retrieval of a single preform from a protected pocket can improve efficiency of the process.
Therefore, the biggest benefit to Packaging solder spheres on tape and reel is time. Instead of having to load individual strips, reel only requires an operator to load a feeder once and allows for one continuous feed.
When ordering solder spheres on tape and reel, it’s important to define the right size of the pockets for the solder spheres. Like this, you can maintain the integrity of the preform during transportation and allow for the efficient removal of the preform during the picking process. If the pocket is too big for the part, for example, the part will move around and probably get damaged. If the pocket is too small, the part could get stuck, interrupting the production process.
CAPLINQ can provide packaging solder spheres into jars with inert gas and on tape and reel
CAPLINQ offers solder spheres packed into jars with inert gas (nitrogen) to serve the semiconductor packaging industry.
Also, CAPLINQ can provide packaging solder spheres on tape and reel on demand. In the specific size and amount you need. The best choice to increase safety and improve the manufacturing process, thus providing you with a time-to-market advantage.
Visit caplinq.com to learn more about all our solder products including our solder spheres. You can also contact us if you have further questions on packaging solder spheres on tape and reel.