Component Management

Custom Matrix Tray System

9th October 2015
Peter Smith

Count On Tools, Inc. (COT) has  announced the launch of its new QWIKTRAY system, developed to provide low-cost, custom matrix trays for many types of electronic components. QWIKTRAY allows surface mount components to be picked up in a repeatable method when tape-and-reel is not available and standard JEDEC trays do not exist. Users do not need to place these components by hand.

Utilizing the latest in machining and additive manufacturing technologies, QWIKTRAY will develop a custom pocket design matched to your component specifications and machine it into a finished matrix tray. QWIKTRAYs can be designed for almost any component, including QFP, BGA, hybrid, assemblies, sockets, pins, connectors, LEDs, switches, buttons, transformers and more. Each QWIKTRAY is CNC machined to the specific configuration for your component and ships ready to load and install in the equipment.

Each QWIKTRAY includes CAD drawings, containing pocket dimensions, first part location, spacing, and other programing details. QWIKTRAYs come standard in non-ESD black acrylic (ESD-safe and other materials are optional). The QWIKTRAY program provides rapid turnaround on the design and production of any quantity of custom matrix trays.

Standard lead time is 7-10 days with optional expedited service in as little as 24-48 hours - possibly at extra charge. The system is designed for any application requirements, from prototype to high-volume processes. With the QWIKTRAY platform, there is one flat fee per tray with no minimum orders and no additional charges for design, programing, molds, setup, etc. Volume discounts also are available.

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