A system and method for precisely locating the position of a component in
a tray. The tray is a unitary structure having a plurality of protrusions
on at least one side. A robot relies on the protrusions to locate pockets
adjacent to each protrusion. An end effector reaches for a component in
each pocket. The degree of accuracy of locating a component in a tray is
enhanced by employing the plurality of protrusions and by following the
method of the present invention.