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Aerofeed Storage Cabinets

AEROFEED NITROGEN TAPE & REEL CABINETS  FOR NITROGEN STORAGE ENVIRONMENTS 

AEROFEED NRC-300 SERIES CABINETS (See Model RSC-100 below for Ambient Storage)
Cabinets are designed to provide orderly high-density storage, in a dry nitrogen environment, of electronic components packaged on tape and reel. Models within the Series will handle any reel up to 15 " in diameter, carrying tape of any standard width. Cabinet shells are similar in design and construction to our long established VARI-CAB family, while interior racking designs offer a variety of reel storage possibilities, some intended for maximum economy, others for maximum flexibility. Reels are stored vertically, in segregated compartments for ease of identification and access. Capacities range from 16 to 90 reels per cabinet, depending on diameter and tape width. Three levels of ESD/EOS/EMI field protection are available, ranging from none to total.

CABINET SHELL

Aerofeed NRC 300
  Model NRC-300 - (Click on image to enlarge)

Cabinet shells are offered in three standard sizes, for maximum reel diameters of 7", 13" and 15". They are built on a solid wooden core with linings, fronts and exterior coverings appropriate for the level of static protection specified (see Table 3 Construction Materials). All models feature AEROFEED's time-honored "bow-proof" double plate door design, sealing tightly with a single latch. Latches utilize a large T-handle with 180 degree rotation from full open to tight closure, and provide for easy field adjustment of door gasket compression. On groundable cabinets latches are connected to the internal grounding system, automatically grounding the operator each time the latch handle is touched. Custom sizes and designs are available on special order.

TYPE "A" SEPARATORS  

Type A separators consist of matching slotted plates, one at the top of the storage area, the other at the bottom, with reels held between them, as shown in Figure 1. Seven slot widths are available, as listed in Table 2 (Reel Compartments widths). All slots on the same shelf are of the same width, but different widths can be selected for different shelves. Slots are 5/8" deep, spaced 1/8" apart. Separators are machined from 3/4" thick plates of polyethylene (either conventional or static-dissipative, depending on the static control option selected), with slot surfaces ramped toward the back to prevent reels from rolling toward the cabinet door. Despite the uniform slot width it is often practical to store reels of different size tape side by side, provided that a slot width is selected which can hold multiple reels of thinner tape in a compartment sized for a single reel of wider tape. See Table 2 for examples.

REEL SEPARATORS   TYPE "C" SEPARATORS  

Shelves in an NRC-300 cabinet are divided into compartments to insure that reels remain vertical and easy to access. Two reel separator systems are offered - Type A and Type C (see Figs. 1 and 2). Type A separators, with their fixed compartment widths and simple design, offer the lowest initial cost, but limit the cabinet's storage capability to reels of only one diameter (see Table 2). Type C separators, with a more flexible design, can handle reels of any diameter and width side by side. All shelves in the same cabinet must utilize the same separator type.

Like Type A separators Type C's also use matching slotted plates, but the plates are located differently in the storage area and hold the movable divider bars that separate the reels rather than holding the reels themselves. Over 120 slots, each 1/8" wide spaced .050" apart, are provided per shelf, allowing compartment widths to be adjusted in 0.175" increments simply by moving the divider bars from one slot to another. The divider bars themselves are 2" x 1/8" thick aluminium, and can be moved from one slot position to another without tools. The bottom plate, positioned near the front of the shelf, acts as a stop to prevent reels from rolling too far forward. Flexible plastic stops, also movable without special tools, are optionally available to prevent small (7") reels from rolling to the back of a cabinet sized for larger (13" or 15") reels and becoming difficult to access for removal.

USER CAUTION   FLOW METER  

When tape and reel first became a popular method of component packaging, standards were established in the USA setting maximum reel diameters for each popular tape width. Components made outside the USA, however, are often packaged on reels conforming to the producing country's standards, where such exist, which are not necessarily the same as American standards. Users should verify, if at all possible, that the reel diameters they are accustomed to using will continue to be available from their usual sources of supply, or else should plan on purchasing cabinets which will accommodate reels of other (usually larger) 

All cabinets are furnished, as standard, with a gas inlet fitting (mounted in the centre of the cabinet back) sized to accept 1/4" OD copper or hard plastic tubing. Electrically grounded units are furnished, in addition, with a rear-mounted grounding stud, for connecting the cabinet, by customer's wire, to plant ground. Also, as an OPTION, a regulated Flow Meter can be ordered (see picture).
 

Regulated Flow Control
   Regulated Flow Meter (option). (click on picture to enlarge).

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 MODEL NUMBERING SYSTEM 

 NRC - 307

-A08

-A24

-C

-G

 

     Static Control Option (U, G, TSD) - see table 3
       Bottom 3rd Shelf Separator (Use with Shell No. 307 only)
     Second Shelf Separator (Same as tcp shelf)
   Top Shelf Separator, type and Compartment width:
  A - Separator Type (A or C)
  08 - Compartment width (from Table 2), Omit Compartment Width if Separator Type is "C"
 Shell Size (NRC-307, -313 or -315 from Table 1)
 TABLE 1:   STANDARD CABINET DATA (dimensions) 

SHELL
  NUMBER NRC-

MAX. REEL DIAM.

OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS

INTERNAL
VOLUME
Cu. Ft.

NO. OF
 DOORS
*

WIDTH

HEIGHT

DEPTH

307

7" 24-1/8" 28-1/2" 9-1/4" 3.1 3

313

13" 24-1/8" 32" 15-1/4" 5.9 2

315

15" 24-1/8" 36" 17-1/4" 7.5 2
 NOTES: * one shelf per door opening
 TABLE 2:   STANDARD REEL COMPARTMENT WIDTHS (For Type A separators) 

TAPE WIDTH
(mm)

MAX REEL WIDTH
per EIA-481A

Comp't WIDTH

 No of Comp'ts Shelf

 No. of identical thinner Reels that may be stored in the same compartment

8

0.567" 0,579" 30

 -

12

0.724" 0.755" 24

 1-8 mm

16

0.882" 0.931" 20

 1-8 mm or 1-12 mm

24

1.197" 1.283" 15

 2-8 mm or 1-12 mm

32

1.551" 1.635" 12

 2-8 mm or 2-12 mm

44

2.024" 2.222" 9

 3-8 mm or 3-12 mm or 2-16 mm

56

2.496" 2.515" 8

 4-8 mm or 3-12 mm or 2-16 mm or 2-24 mm

 TABLE 3: (Materials)   CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS 

(MODEL NUMBER) SUFFIX

 SUFFIX:

"U"

"G"

"TSD"

CABINET LINING:

All melamine

Aluminum sides and floor, melamine back and ceiling

All aluminum

SEPARATORS:

 Aluminum and/or Conventional polyethylene

Aluminum and/or Static-dissipative polyethylene

Aluminum and/or Static-dissipative polyethylene

CABINET EXTERIOR:

Conventional melamine
.045" thick

Static dissipative
melamine - .045" thick

FACEPLATE:

Opaque white acrylic
1/4"  thick

Anodized aluminum
1/8"  thick

* DOORS:

Conventional   acrylic
2 layers, each 1/4"  thick

Static dissipative acrylic
2 layers, each 1/4"  thick

* NOTES:

Clear doors are standard on all models. Amber doors for UV blocking 
are available on "U" and "G" models only
AEROFEED TAPE & REEL CABINETS  FOR AMBIENT STORAGE ENVIRONMENTS  

AEROFEED RSC-100 SERIES STORAGE CABINETS (See NRC-300 above for Nitrogen Storage)
Series RSC-100 Reel Storage Cabinets are designed to provide orderly, high density, dust-resistant storage of any SMT reel from 7" to 15" in diameter, carrying any width tape from 8 to 56 mm. Individual models within the series are available to hold reels of one diameter and one tape width or several diameters and all tape widths side by side.  Reels are stored vertically, in segregated compartments, for ease of identification and access.  Capacities range from 16 to 90 reels per cabinet, depending on diameter and tape width.  Cabinets are optionally available with groundable static-dissipative interiors for storage devices sensitive to ESD and EMI fields.

CABINET SHELL

Aerofeed Model RSC-100 Reel Cabinets
Model RSC-G-115-L-C-C  (Click on image to enlarge)


Aerofeed Model RSC-100 Reel Cabinets
RSC-U-107-L-A08-A08-A08 (Click on image to enlarge)

Cabinet shells are constructed of wood, covered on the outside with heavy gauge black vinyl fabric. Interiors are lined with either matching vinyl or static dissipative polyethylene, depending on grounding option chosen.  Doors are 1/4" thick clear acrylic, either conventional or static-dissipative, as required, fitted with magnetic latches. Cabinets are designed for stacking and fastening together, either on fixed leg bases against a wall, or on caster bases for roll-around use on the production floor. Shells are offered in three standard sizes, one each for maximum reel diameters of 7", 13" and 15". Custom sizes are also available.

TYPE "A" SEPARATORS  

Type A separators consist of matching slotted plates, one at the top of the storage area, the other at the bottom, with reels held between them, as shown in Figure 1. Seven  slot  widths are available, as listed in Table 2, (Reel Compartments widths). All slots on the same shelf are of the same width, but different widths can be selected for different shelves. Slots are 5/8" deep, spaced 1/8" apart. Separators are machined from 3/4" thick plates of polyethylene (either conventional or static-dissipative, depending on the static control option selected), with slot surfaces sloped toward the back to prevent reels from rolling toward the cabinet door. Despite the uniform slot width it is often practical to store reels of different size tape side by side, provided that a slot width is selected which can hold multiple reels of thinner tape in a compartment sized for a single reel of wider tape. See Table 2 for examples.

REEL SEPARATORS   TYPE "C" SEPARATORS  

Shelves in an RSC-100 series cabinet are divided into compartments to insure that reels remain vertical and easy to access. Two reel separator systems are offered - Type A and Type C (see Figs. 1 and 2). Type A separators, with their fixed compartment widths and simple design, offer the lowest initial cost, but limit the cabinet's storage capability to reels of only one diameter (see Table 2). Type C separators, with a more flexible design, can handle reels of any diameter and width side by side. All shelves in the same cabinet must utilize the same separator type.

Like Type A separators Type C's also use matching slotted plates, but the plates are located differently in the storage area and hold the movable divider bars that separate the reels rather than holding the reels themselves. Over 120 1/8" wide slots, spaced .050 apart, are provided per shelf, allowing compartment widths to be adjusted in 0.175" increments simply by moving the divider bars from one slot position to another without tools. The bottom plate, positioned near the front of the shelf, acts as a stop to prevent reels from rolling too far forward. Flexible plastic stops, also movable without special tools, are optionally available to prevent small (7") reels from  rolling  to  the  back  of  a  cabinet sized for larger (13" or 15") reels and becoming difficult to access for removal.

USER CAUTION  

When tape and reel first became a popular method of component packaging, standards were established in the USA setting maximum reel diameters for each popular tape width. Components made outside the USA, however, are often packaged on reels conforming to the producing country's standards, where such exist, which are not necessarily the same as American standards. Users should verify, if at all possible, that the reel diameters they are accustomed to using will continue to be available from their usual sources of supply, or else should plan on purchasing cabinets which will accommodate reels of other (usually larger) 

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 MODEL NUMBERING SYSTEM 

 RSC

-G

-113

-L

-A08

-A12

-C

             Bottom (3rd) shelf separator (Model 107 & specials only)
            2nd Shelf separators (all models - same as top shelf)
          Top shelf separator, type and compartment width:
  A - Separator Type (A or C)
  08 - 2 digit tape width from Table 2, (Not required for Type C separators)
        Hinge side (L or R ) when facing cabinet
      Shell Size (NRC-107, -113 or -115 from Table 1)
    G - Grounded (G)
  U - Ungrounded (U)
 Cabinet series
 TABLE 1:   STANDARD CABINET DATA (dimensions) 

SHELL
  NUMBER RSC-

MAX. REEL DIAM.

OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS

INTERNAL
VOLUME
Cu. Ft.

NO. OF
 DOORS
*

WIDTH

HEIGHT

DEPTH

107

7" 24-1/8" 28-1/2" 9-1/4" 3.1 3

113

13" 24-1/8" 32" 15-1/4" 5.9 2

115

15" 24-1/8" 36" 17-1/4" 7.5 2
 NOTES: * one shelf per door opening
 TABLE 2:   STANDARD REEL COMPARTMENT WIDTHS (For Type A separators) 

TAPE WIDTH
(mm)

MAX REEL WIDTH
per EIA-481A

Comp't WIDTH

 No of Comp'ts Shelf

 No. of identical thinner Reels that may be stored in the same compartment

8

0.567" 0,579" 30

 -

12

0.724" 0.755" 24

 1-8 mm

16

0.882" 0.931" 20

 1-8 mm or 1-12 mm

24

1.197" 1.283" 15

 2-8 mm or 1-12 mm

32

1.551" 1.635" 12

 2-8 mm or 2-12 mm

44

2.024" 2.222" 9

 3-8 mm or 3-12 mm or 2-16 mm

56

2.496" 2.515" 8

 4-8 mm or 3-12 mm or 2-16 mm or 2-24 mm

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