NPI uses the EIA-481 version E industry specification as the guide to orient components into the carrier tape.

The vast majority of standard component packages are well covered by this specification yet certain components are still split within the industry. This means two manufacturers can orient the same component two different ways.

Using EIA-481-E as an overriding default could be problematic if our customer has a "non-conforming" factory reel and a "conforming" reel taped by NPI.

Therefore, we offer our customers the ability to override the default orientation and select their own, in every case, or on a case-by-case basis.

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