I recently acquired an ECM93 from Manncorp. Great machine, great service, but only has one 16mm feeder. (needed for IC's).
Additional 16mm feeders are $495 each. (OUCH!)
I primarily make audio products, my first product will be a mic pre, where one of the IC's is $7 a peice! That gets expensive in reels, "reel" quick! (Geddit?)
I contacted Manncorp to get hold of a tube/stick feeder - they wanted $1500 for one. (OUCH!)
Hence, I decided that maybe I should DIY my own!
1 - has anybody already done this? Google turned up squat.
2 - I may set up a production flow for these if people are interested. Please let me know - it'll make the difference between making a proper PCB for control, vs veroboarding a solution