New Top Hat™ Couplers and Transformers Speed Customer Pick-and-Place Throughput
March 7, 2012 — In just the last week, Mini-Circuits released 7 more Top Hat models—now totaling 16 directional couplers and 30 transformers—and we have more on the way. Why? Because everyone appreciates faster pick-and-place throughput!
Our exclusive Top Hat feature helps our customers achieve faster production goals every day, in four distinct ways:
(1) Faster set-up times, with no nozzle changes required.
(2) Increased pick-up efficiency, due to a larger, flatter surface.
(3) Improved placement accuracy and consistency, thanks to exacting production tolerances referenced to the pads of each device.
(4) Quicker identification and inspection, with highly visible product markings indexed to each land pattern.
Careful design and dimensional thinness enable Mini-Circuits to add this feature with no change in mechanical specifications for component height. Top Hat is chemically inert, dimensionally stable, and ruggedly attached for reliable performance throughout the manufacturing process. If your surface-mount assembly process could use a little pick-me-up, just give us a call and let us know what you’re looking for. If a new Top Hat model will meet your needs, we’ll move it up the list and get it into production as soon as possible!
For more information on these, and all the rest of our newest products, just go to the New Product Announcements section at Mini-Circuits.com!