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Versatronics RV series Pick & Place machines => RV Hardware => Topic started by: spiyda on September 15, 2015, 04:13:17 PM

Title: Picking tactile switches
Post by: spiyda on September 15, 2015, 04:13:17 PM
Has anyone got any tips for picking up tactile switches with the RV ?
Which nozzle to use etc?

I'm not having much success.

this sort of thing   http://p.globalsources.com/IMAGES/PDT/B1035108293/Tact-Switch.jpg

I'm wondering if a special nozzle with a tube to fit over the button and inside the 4 pips might work better.
Title: Re: Picking tactile switches
Post by: phonoplug on September 15, 2015, 04:22:47 PM
Yep I've done those before. There are several different varieties. About the only ones I wasn't able to do was the 13mm overall height ones, basically because the tape wouldn't fit into the feeder, even after having the slots deepened. Never got round to making a tray for them but I suspect they could still be a bit problematic because they are so tall and thin at the top.

Anyway, back to yours. Below is the first page of the CDF. I use tool 2. You'll need to set the XYZR speeds to minimum and might need to increase your camera dwell and placement delay times to allow the wobble to dissipate as the switch cap is of course loose to the rest of the switch. Otherwise they place fine.
Title: Re: Picking tactile switches
Post by: spiyda on September 15, 2015, 10:02:19 PM
Yep I've done those before.

Brilliant,
I'll stick with it knowing they can be picked..  my No2 is a bit tatty so I'll clean up the end a bit..
Thanks
Title: Re: Picking tactile switches
Post by: spiyda on October 06, 2015, 11:42:58 PM
Placing 100% of the time now with these little beauties..  thanks