Antistat has over 35 years’ experience in the  manufacture of Carrier Tape Extenders, SMT Feeders and SMT Carrier Tapes. We offer SMT Splice Tapes & Tools for all surface mount applications.

Continuous production is key in Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production lines. Antistat produces and distributes a wide range of production tools and consumables used for ESD splicing and jointing. These items include shims, SMD tapes & extenders, tape connectors, splice tools and more.

Our splicing tools provide a quick and easy method of joining component reel tapes together reducing the need for reloading. Designed to facilitate efficient and precise splicing of SMT component reels,  these tools allow for uninterrupted production, reducing the need for manual handling.

The tools are suitable for both paper and plastic component tapes, the splicing tool enables component tapes to be joined quickly and securely through the use of a brass shim.

Carrier tape extenders add extra length to a part reel reducing the waste of components saving costs, materials and time. Splicing is not only for when components run out. You should consider tape splicing when you have to pull a part reel from stock, swap it across machines with different feeders, or when the tape snaps.

Benefits of Splicing

  • Increased throughput of pick & place machinery
  • A reduction in downtime through reducing reel changes
  • Decreased component cost by using 100% of the components on a reel

Our splice tools, shims, tape extenders and connectors provide seamless reel-to-reel splicing. See our handy video ‘Splicing Carrier Tape in 4 Easy Steps’ below. If you need further information or require a quote, please email us

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For further information on the Antistat range of SMT Shims, Tapes, Tools and Cover Tape Connectors – all of which can be supplied singularly in kit form or in bulk please fill in the form below or ring 01473 836 200.