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Tape-and-Reel Desiccators™

  Tape and Reel Desiccators
Features Key
  Standard
  Option

A Dual Purge™ System
B NitroWatch® RH Controller
C Stainless Steel Door Frame
D Grounding Terminals (SDPVC models)
E Door Sensor Switches
F Plenum Chamber
G Automatic RB® Valve
H One-Piece Gasket on inside of each door
I Stainless steel racks support various reel sizes
J Grounded Door Latch (SDPVC models)
K Stand with Casters
L Tamper-Proof Hinges

 

Model Shown: No. 4028-00A with Stainless Steel Door Frames
CE Mark All desiccator cabinets and Dual Purge™/ NitroWatch® control systems.
CE Declaration

humidity level critical

 


Tape and reel desiccator
Model Shown: No. 4019-00A
Mepco/Centralab Surface Mount Components  in tape and reel packaging.
Mepco/Centralab Surface Mount Components in tape and reel packaging. Photo courtesy of Mepco/Centralab, Inc.

Racks allow adjustment of supports in .25" increments
Racks allow adjustment of
supports in .25" (6 mm) increments

slide-out drawers
Now available with slide-out drawers

Tape-and-Reel Desiccators
Door Clearances

 
  • Mix and match several reel sizes in one easy-access cabinet for optimal organization and space use!
  • Adjustable stainless steel racks safely support carrier reels of many widths, up to 14" (356 mm) in diameter
  • Automatic humidity controls increase SMD yield rates by reducing moisture absorption during storage
  • Dry environment also functions as a degassing chamber to prepare plastic components for solder reflow and other heating processes
  • Static-Dissipative PVC construction guards against both ESD and static-caused contamination—meets DOD HDBK 263, MIL-SPEC 1686 and 1772 with proper accessories
  • A full line of options includes automatic ground break indicator, ionizing, grounded door latch and stands

More and more semiconductor manufacturers are selecting tape-and-reel packaging for their sensitive chips and other components—and for good reason. Embossed carrier tape securely holds parts in place and allows easy feeding into automatic placement equipment. Reels are lightweight and allow easy transport of large numbers of chips while minimizing the possibility of damage. They also make a good storage container—as long as you keep them clean, dry, and organized.

Tape-and-Reel Desiccator™: Making the Most of a Good Idea
Terra's Tape-and-Reel Desiccators provide the optimal storage environment for tape-and-reel packages.

These desiccators offer all of the features you need to maximize the shelf life of sensitive, expensive stored materials. They include air-tight, noncontaminating seals, a complete line of standardized accessories, and the most advanced humidity control system available anywhere, as well as self-balancing nozzles that safely neutralize static charges on nonconductive surfaces (such as tape reels).

In addition, each compartment is equipped with a 304 stainless steel adjustable rack that securely holds reels up to 14" (356 mm) in diameter. This storage method affords full visibility of all stored reels, and allows you to remove the reel you need without disturbing any others. A variety of desiccator sizes allows you to store reels of various diameters in up to 14 compartments. Labeling slots allow easy identification of reels. Wire dividers can be adjusted in .25" (6 mm) increments.

Clean, Durable Design Eliminates Leaks, Outgassing
Constructed of acrylic or Static-Dissipative PVC, the Tape-and-Reel Desiccator™ features easy-open doors and one-piece wall construction to minimize the problem of peeling or sagging gaskets and to ensure a continuous seal. A plenum chamber minimizes backfill; the perforated plenum wall ensures a homogeneous positive pressure and prevents contaminants and moisture from rushing into the rear of the Tape-And-Reel™ desiccator when a door is opened. It also allows easy installation of ionizing nozzles, sensor switches, humidity sensors, and other optional electronics.

All seams are solvent welded to eliminate the problem of outgassing, and all hardware is chrome-plated or 304 stainless steel. In addition, all of our desiccators and accessories are standardized. This means that if you should ever need to replace a latch, a door, or a plenum wall, you can order it without costly custom work.

Static-Dissipative PVC: The Solution to Static and Contamination Problems Terra's Static-Dissipative PVC helps to protect static-sensitive materials by dissipating static charges. It also enhances contamination control by eliminating the problem of particle attraction that results from the accumulation of static charges on the cabinet's surface. This advantage is especially important in cleanroom applications, where a desiccator must remain clean inside and out.

This material is completely transparent and maintains its dissipative characteristics under the roughest treatment.

Completely Automatic Nitrogen and Humidity Controls
The Tape-and-Reel™ Desiccator comes with an inlet for the introduction of purge gas (generally nitrogen) and an outlet for the optional Automatic RB® (Relief/Bleed) Valve. The Automatic RB® Valve serves three purposes: it guarantees a uniform positive pressure; it makes desiccators rupture-proof; and it functions as a check valve in case of a negative pressure (such as results when a reel is quickly removed from the desiccator).

The optional Dual Purge™ System regulates the gas inflow to maintain a positive pressure at all times—even when access doors are opened. The NitroWatch® operates in tandem with the Dual Purge System™ to maintain any relative humidity level you desire inside the Tape-and-Reel Desiccator. An LED display provides a continuous readout of the humidity level. A datalogging function even allows documentation of humidity conditions.

For more demanding applications--such as a very high ambient humidity level or the need for frequent access—you may need extra help in order to keep the internal humidity level low. The NitroPlex™ Module provides this added efficiency by monitoring the RH level in each desiccator chamber independently and directing a high-level nitrogen purge only to the chamber where it's needed. These options eliminate all of the guesswork from clean, moisture-free storage. Once you set the appropriate humidity set point for your application, you can rest assured that your products will remain clean and dry, no matter what time of the day or night, or how often the desiccator doors are opened, or how much ambient conditions fluctuate.


Ordering: Tape-&-Reel Desiccators™, One Chamber per Tier
Tape-and-Reel Desiccators 4
Note: Dimensions given above are for chamber OD only. For door and hardware clearances see illustrations above.
Ordering Information: Tape-&-Reel Desiccators™, One Chamber per Tier
To Order Your Desiccator:
1. Select height: the ordering table indicates how many chamber doors each model has.
2. Select material: acrylic or Static Dissipative PVC.
3. Select desired options: including stands and gas controls. Stainless steel doors are recommended for extended service life. Order reel supports separately.
Note: Crating charges are extra.
 
OR
 
QuickQuote
Use the QuickQuote tool to help you select the desiccator for your application
Type Reel Size** No. of Doors Style Overall Dimensions
W" x D" x H"
(mm)
Clear Acrylic*** Desiccator Static Dissipative*
PVC Desiccator
Cat. # Price Cat. # Price
A Up to 7.5"
(191 mm)
diameters
1 One Chamber
Per Tier
24.5 x 13 x 9
(622 x 330 x 229)
4001-00A Price 4015-00A Price
3 24.5 x 13 x 27
(622 x 330 x 686)
4002-00A Price 4016-00A Price
5 24.5 x 13 x 45
(622 x 330 x 1143)
4003-00A Price 4017-00A Price
7 24.5 x 13 x 63
(622 x 330 x 1600)
4004-00A Price 4018-00A Price
C Up to 14"
(356 mm)
diameters
1 One Chamber
Per Tier
24.5 x 16 x 15.375
(622 x 406 x 391)
4009-00A Price 4023-00A Price
2 24.5 x 16 x 30.75
(622 x 406 x 781)
4010-00A Price 4024-00A Price
3 24.5 x 16 x 46.125
(622 x 406 x 1170)
4011-00A Price 4025-00A Price
4 24.5 x 16 x 61.5
(622 x 406 x 1562)
4012-00A Price 4026-00A Price
* All plastic surfaces bounding the storage area are static-dissipative PVC. Removable exterior plenum wall is made of nondissipative material (dissipative PVC rear wall available for $20/desiccator chamber upcharge).
** Order adjustable supports separately.
***Acrylic is damaged by alcohol and other cleaning agents.
304 Stainless Steel Door Frames More information
Corresponding 304 Stainless Steel Door Frames for One Chamber per Tier Tape-&-Reel Desiccator™
For Desiccator Type Cat.# Price
Type A 2200-32A Price
Type C 2200-33A Price
Stands and Casters
Corresponding Stands and Castersfor One Chamber per Tier Tape-&-Reel Desiccators™
Note: Prices of 4" (102 mm) and 12" (305 mm) stands of a given material are the same.
12" (305 mm) stands are recommended for short desiccators; 4" (102 mm) stands for tall ones. Includes leveling feet.
Type For Clear Acrylic Desiccators
Cat. #s
For Static Dissipative PVC Desiccators
Cat. #s
304 Stainless Steel Stand* Casters
4" High
(102 mm)
12" High
(305 mm)
Set of 4, 2 with brakes
Cat. # Price Cat. # Price Cat. # Price
A 4001-00A 4015-00A 4029-01 Price 4033-01 Price 1700-44 Price
4002-00A 4016-00A 4029-01 Price 4033-01 Price 1700-44 Price
4003-00A 4017-00A 4029-01 Price 4033-01 Price 1700-44 Price
4004-00A 4018-00A 4029-01 Price 4033-01 Price 1700-44 Price
C 4009-00A 4023-00A 4031-01 Price 4035-01 Price 1700-44 Price
4010-00A 4024-00A 4031-01 Price 4035-01 Price 1700-44 Price
4011-00A 4025-00A 4031-01 Price 4035-01 Price 1700-44 Price
4012-00A 4026-00A 4031-01 Price 4035-01 Price 1700-44 Price
* 316 stainless steel available upon request.
** Order adjustable supports separately.

Ordering: Tape-&-Reel Desiccators™, Two Chambers per Tier
Ordering Information: Tape-&-Reel Desiccators™, Two Chambers per Tier
To Order Your Desiccator:
1. Select height: the ordering table indicates how many chamber doors each model has.
2. Select material: acrylic or Static Dissipative PVC.
3. Select desired options: including stands and gas controls. Stainless steel doors are recommended for extended service life. Order reel supports separately.
Note: Crating charges are extra.
 
OR
 
QuickQuote Use the QuickQuote tool to help you select the desiccator for your application
Type Reel Size** No. of Doors Style Overall Dimensions
W" x D" x H"
(mm)
Clear Acrylic*** Desiccator Static Dissipative*
PVC Desiccator
Cat. # Price Cat. # Price
B Up to 7.5"
(191 mm)
diameters
8 Two Chambers
Per Tier
48.5 x 13 x 36
(1232 x 330 x 914)
4005-00A Price 4019-00A Price
10 48.5 x 13 x 45
(1232 x 330 x 1143)
4006-00A Price 4020-00A Price
12 48.5 x 13 x 54
(1232 x 330 x 1372)
4007-00A Price 4021-00A Price
14 48.5 x 13 x 63
(1232 x 330 x 1600)
4008-00A Price 4022-00A Price
D Up to 14"
(356 mm)
diameters
6 Two Chambers
Per Tier
48.5 x 16 x 46.125
(1232 x 406 x 1172)
4013-00A Price 4027-00A Price
8 48.5 x 16 x 61.5
(1232 x 406 x 1562)
4014-00A Price 4028-00A Price
* All plastic surfaces bounding the storage area are static-dissipative PVC. Removable exterior plenum wall is made of nondissipative material (dissipative PVC rear wall available for $20/desiccator chamber upcharge).
** Order adjustable supports separately.
***Acrylic is damaged by alcohol and other cleaning agents.
304 Stainless Steel Door Frames More information
Corresponding 304 Stainless Steel Door Frames for Two Chamber per Tier Tape-&-Reel Desiccators™
For Desiccator Type Select appropriate quantity of left & right chamber frames
Cat. # Price
Type B 2200-63A Price
Type D 2200-64A Price
Stands and Casters
Corresponding Stands and Casters for Two Chambers per Tier Tape-&-Reel Desiccators™
Note: Prices of 4" (102 mm) and 12" (305 mm) stands of a given material are the same.
12" (305 mm) stands are recommended for short desiccators; 4" (102 mm) stands for tall ones. Includes leveling feet.
Type For Clear Acrylic Desiccators
Cat. #s
For Static Dissipative PVC Desiccators
Cat. #s
304 Stainless Steel Stand* Casters
4" High(120 mm) 12" High
(305 mm)
Set of 4, 2 with brakes
Cat. # Price Cat. # Price Cat. # Price
B 4005-00A 4019-00A 4030-01 Price 4034-01 Price 1700-44 Price
4006-00A 4020-00A 4030-01 Price 4034-01 Price 1700-44 Price
4007-00A 4021-00A 4030-01 Price 4034-01 Price 1700-44 Price
4008-00A 4022-00A 4030-01 Price 4034-01 Price 1700-44 Price
D 4013-00A 4027-00A 4032-01 Price 4036-01 Price 1700-44 Price
4014-00A 4028-00A 4032-01 Price 4036-01 Price 1700-44 Price
* 316 stainless steel available upon request.
** Order adjustable supports separately.
Installation: Cabinet doors may become misaligned during shipment. Installation should include cabinet alignment to ensure that door sensors and seals are functioning properly.

Ordering: Tape-&-Reel-Desiccators™ with Slide-Out Drawers, One Chamber per Tier
Tape-and-Reel Desiccators 4
Note: Dimensions given above are for chamber OD only. For door and hardware clearances see illustrations above.
Ordering Information: Tape-&-Reel Desiccators™ with Slide-Out Drawers, One Chamber per Tier
Available for 7" (178 mm) reels, this design features stainless steel trays mounted on noncontaminating slides that allow full access to drawer contents. Each drawer accommodates two rows of reels. Maximum capacity: 40 per tray (two rows of 20). Order reel supports separately.
To Order Your Desiccator:
1. Select height: the ordering table indicates how many chamber doors each model has.
2. Select material: acrylic or static dissipative PVC.
3. Select desired options: including stands and gas controls. Stainless steel doors are recommended for extended service life. Order reel supports separately.
Note: Crating charges are extra.
 
OR
 
QuickQuote Use the QuickQuote tool to help you select the desiccator for your application
Type Reel Size** No. of Doors Style Clear Acrylic*** Desiccator Static Dissipative*
PVC Desiccator
Cat. # Price Cat. # Price
A Up to 7.5" (191 mm)
diameters
1 One
Chamber
Per Tier
4010-01A Price 4010-10A Price
3 4010-02A Price 4010-11A Price
5 4010-03A Price 4010-12A Price
7 4010-04A Price 4010-13A Price
* Transparent material; helps eliminate static charges and the particles they attract. Removable back wall is made of nondissipative material.
** Order adjustable supports separately.
***Acrylic is damaged by alcohol and other cleaning agents.
304 Stainless Steel Door Frames More information
Corresponding 304 Stainless Steel Door Frames for One Chamber per Tier Tape-&-Reel Desiccator™ with Slide-Out Drawers
For Desiccator Type Cat.# Price
Type A 2200-32A Price
Stands
Corresponding Stands for Tape-and-Reel Desiccators™ with Slide-Out Drawers, One Chamber per Tier
Note: Prices of 4" (102 mm) and 12" (305 mm) stands of a given material are the same.
12" (305 mm) stands are recommended for short desiccators; 4" (102 mm) stands for tall ones. Includes leveling feet.
For Desiccator Cat. #: 304 Stainless Steel Stand Casters
4" (102 mm) High 12" (305 mm) High Set of 4, 2 with brakes
Cat. # Price Cat. # Price Cat. # Price
A 4010-01A 4010-10A 4010-09 Price 4010-19 Price 1700-44 Price
4010-02A 4010-11A 4010-09 Price 4010-19 Price 1700-44 Price
4010-03A 4010-12A 4010-09 Price 4010-19 Price 1700-44 Price
4010-04A 4010-13A 4010-09 Price 4010-19 Price 1700-44 Price

Ordering: Tape and Reel Desiccatos with Slide-Out Drawers, Two Chambers per Tier
Ordering Information: Tape-and-Reel Desiccators™ with Slide-Out Drawers, Two Chambers per Tier
Available for 7" (178 mm) reels, this design features stainless steel trays mounted on noncontaminating slides that allow full access to drawer contents. Each drawer accommodates two rows of reels. Maximum capacity: 40 per tray (two rows of 20). Order reel supports separately.
To Order Your Desiccator:
1. Select height: the ordering table indicates how many chamber doors each model has.
2. Select material: acrylic or static dissipative PVC.
3. Select desired options: including stands and gas controls. Stainless steel doors are recommended for extended service life. Order reel supports separately.
Note: Crating charges are extra.
 
OR
 
QuickQuote Use the QuickQuote tool to help you select the desiccator for your application
Type Reel Size** No. of Doors Style Clear Acrylic*** Desiccator Static Dissipative*
PVC Desiccator
Cat. # Price Cat. # Price
B Up to 7.5" (191 mm)
diameters
8 Two Chambers
Per Tier
4010-05A Price 4010-14A Price
10 4010-06A Price 4010-15A Price
12 4010-07A Price 4010-16A Price
14 4010-08A Price 4010-17A Price
* Transparent material; helps eliminate static charges and the particles they attract. Removable back wall is made of nondissipative material.
** Order adjustable supports separately.

304 Stainless Steel Door Frames More information
Corresponding 304 Stainless Steel Door Frames for Two Chambers per Tier Tape-&-Reel Desiccators™ with Slide-Out Drawers
For Desiccator Type Select appropriate quantity
  Cat. # Price
Type B 2200-63A Price
Stands
Corresponding Stands for Tape-&-Reel Desiccators™ with Slide-Out Drawers, Two Chambers per Tier
Note: Prices of 4" (102 mm) and 12" (305 mm) stands of a given material are the same.
12" (305 mm) stands are recommended for short desiccators; 4" (102 mm) stands for tall ones. Includes leveling feet.
For Desiccator Cat. #: 304 Stainless Steel Stand Casters
4" (102 mm) High 12" (305 mm) High Set of 4, 2 with brakes
Cat. # Price Cat. # Price Cat. # Price
B 4010-05A 4010-14A 4010-18 Price 4010-20 Price 1700-44 Price
4010-06A 4010-15A 4010-18 Price 4010-20 Price 1700-44 Price
4010-07A 4010-16A 4010-18 Price 4010-20 Price 1700-44 Price
4010-08A 4010-17A 4010-18 Price 4010-20 Price 1700-44 Price

Tape-&-Reel Desiccator™ Options
Adjustable Reel Supports Adjustable Reel Supports (patent pending)
These .187" (5 mm)- diameter stainless steel supports can be adjusted in .125" (3 mm) increments to form holding bins for many reel sizes. Select small racks for reel diameters over 5" (127 mm); large rack for reel diameters over 8" (203 mm). All supports are 7.5" (191 mm) wide at the top, 8.125" (206 mm) including bottom mounting ends.

Cat.# Price
4.5" (114 mm) Height 3607-01 Price
7.5" (191 mm) Height 3607-02 Price
Locking Bracket, Stainless Steel, LatchLock®; for Single-Chamber Width Desiccators
LockLatch™ Desiccator Locking Bracket Shown: 1603-34
  • Increases security of any desiccator equipped with Terra's standard LiftLatch
  • Stainless steel locking bracket installs on standard Terra LiftLatch assembly
  • .375" (10mm) holes accommodate most standard padlocks (padlock not included)
  • Installation Included
  Cat.# Price
For single chamber-width cabinets 1603-33 Price
For side by side chambers 1603-34 Price

File Type File Name Publication Date
White Paper (PDF) On-Site Nitrogen Generation: Cheaper, Easier, More Reliable
Learn how on-site nitrogen generation saves money by not having to order canisters of inert gas for desiccators, glove boxes and analytical instruments. You can make your own purified nitrogen from compressed air using a sophisticated membrane module (find out how it works!).
06/15/2015
Tech Resource (PDF) Why Desiccator Storage?
A technical overview to how desiccators extend shelf lives and increase product yields.
05/18/2015
Tech Resource (PDF) Why Terra Desiccators?
Compare the many design and fabrication features that make Terra desiccators the most efficient and durable cabinets available.
05/18/2015
Tech Resource (PDF) Why Use Nitrogen?
A guide to how nitrogen purging protects moisture-sensitive materials.
05/18/2015
Tech Resource (PDF) Desiccator Installation and Cleaning
Recommended cleaning techniques and agents for various desiccator materials.
05/18/2015
Manual (PDF) Desiccator Cabinets and RH Controllers: Doc. # 1800-40
This manual provides installation and operating instructions for the following Terra desiccator lines: Adjust-A-Shelf, Pass-through, Wafer Box, Kitticator, Tape and Reel, Farracator and Series 100 through 400. The manual also covers the following RH Controllers: Flowmeter, Dual Purge System and NitroWatch.
08/23/2016
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