The simple answer is yes! SMT feeders are often discarded for the simplest of reasons, the truth is that you can extend their useful life span and reduce costs by fhaving your SMT machine feeders repaired.
SMT Feeder Repair centers
With this in mind, Spectrum SMT has two repair centers, one in the UK and one in the US. At both of these centers we will carry out a low-cost inspection and report on expected cost of repairs. If we think it is uneconomical to repair we will tell the customer, but generally repairs can be made withing 3 to 4 weeks that drastically extend the lifespan of the feeder.
It is also much more cost-effective to repair a feeder than scrap it and buy new ones, we generally find that repairs are simple and straightforward, saving money for our customers.
Obviously if a feeder is unrepairable we have extensive stocks of new feeders from the major SMT machine manufacturers. We pride ourselves on finding older or discontinued parts to keep those SMT lines running.