Key Benefits:

  • ESD protection
  • 20″ long (custom lengths available on special order)
  • Small or large quantities available
  • Quick turn around quotes on new custom designs
  • Conductive Tubes available on special order

Available for: DIP, PLCC, LCC, SOIC, SOJ, SOP, SSOP, TSSOP, QNF, MFL, LPCC

Stoppers and end plugs also available.

Quote Parameters for Tubes

  • There are a ton of different configurations and there is not a one tube fits all scenario

  • Tubes are used for transporting components from vendor to user

  • Tubes are also used for loading into machines that assemble boards

  • Tubes are usually made of clear anti-static PVC with writing printed or imbedded on the tube stating they are anti-static

  • I have two vendors I work with – one will have ready-made tubes or can get them and the other vendor, located in the US, can manufacture them from scratch

  • For quoting tubes, I would need one of the following please:

    • Spec drawing of the tube

    • Spec drawing of the component going into the tube – the customer cannot just make a quick hand scratched drawing and expect a quote

    • A sample tube from the customer if there is no drawing

    • If none of the above is available, I would need a physical component that goes into the tube so my vendor can take measurements

  • Please note that my vendors will not sell direct……..they will only work with the distributor that gave them the project

Tubes That Need to be Manufactured

  • First and foremost, there will be a tooling cost

  • Tooling is not a cost we have any control over

  • Because tubes are extruded. tooling must be designed & manufactured based on the shape of the extrusion

  • Tooling remains property of the vendor

  • Tooling is a one-time up front cost – I do not add anything to the cost of the tooling and that charge is not negotiable

  • There will always be a minimum number of tubes required for order

End Caps/Stoppers for Tubes

  • Tubes will have some form of stopper at each end

  • They are not included into the price of the tube – they are always quoted as a separate orderable item

  • Types:

    • Rubber caps that go over the tube

    • Rubber stoppers that are pushed into the end of the tube

    • Hard plastic caps that are pushed into the end of the tube

    • Plastic pins that are pushed/pulled into holes that have been drilled into the tube

  • There are colors for stoppers – I had a customer that required black on one end and red on the other

  • The easiest way for me to quote these is for the user to provide a picture or drawing of what they have

Please call us at 800.858.1379 or 512.267.0100 for questions or request for quotes. Please send drawings of your part to info@texastechnologies.com so we can make sure the tube will be the perfect fit for your parts!

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