Automation Technical Services Inc, the parent company of Feeder Finger, is proud to announce the company has received a US Patent and a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) agreement Internationally for their Cut Tape Feeder Solution for SMT feeders.

Kelvin Wiley, the President of Feeder Finger, stated the company is pleased with the outcome and excited to have the Patent Pending inscription changed to Patent #11,032,956 across the product line.

The patent became official on June 8, 2021, after several years of work with the patent office and various agencies. The timing is ideal for Feeder Finger to receive this patent protection as worldwide adoption has become more mainstream. Sales have steadily increased across the Juki, Hanwha, Yamaha products and now the newly released additions for Fuji and Europlacer.

Feeder Finger is an Internationally recognized brand specializing in products to help increase efficiency and productivity to new and older pick and place machines. The recent events around Covid 19 and the resulting chip shortages have driven demand for a product to handle cut tape seamlessly using existing feeders. Feeder Finger’s solution fills this requirement by providing a solution for cut tape across many of the top SMT pick and place machines and providing solutions for older machine feeders along with the new, at the same time, ensuring near 100% accuracy with near-zero chip loss. Recent sales have led to almost total conversions of 8mm feeders on the production floor.

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