Removing components from a tape and reel

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by electronics wiz, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. electronics wiz

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    I feel crazy for asking this question but how exactly do you remove components from a tape and reel (talking about axial leaded devices)? I have tried just pulling them out which leaves a nasty coating of glue on the end of the leads. So how do you guys do this?
     
  2. beenthere

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    I snip them loose with dikes just above the tape. The leads are only slightly shortened.
     
  3. electronics wiz

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    Thanks a lot for your quick reply!
     
  4. t06afre

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    Not a dumb question. Because you do not want that glue in your prototype board;)
     
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