Automated Metal Dome Placement Machine
Innovative design concepts allowed Snaptron to incorporate a new delivery method with an upgraded motion system for faster, more efficient operation of a laborious job
Terry Persun, Contributing Writer -- Design News, April 9, 2007 -- View Article Online
Based on specific customer feedback, Snaptron Inc., of Windsor, CO, decided to tackle the problem of tactile metal dome placement in production situations. Prior to this time, the placement of metal domes to a substrate was performed by hand, which was time consuming and labor intensive. Using either tweezers or a vacuum pen to pick up a dome from a tray, a factory worker placed the dome into a pocket on the substrate.