Dart Placement Pen

Dart LogoThe Dart™ Dome Placement Pen is a handheld device for the manual placement of metal domes. Its patented design enables the user to point at the target, click the button, and place a metal dome – then move directly to the next target without having to reload or pick domes individually.

The Dart dispenses a single dome every time, which eliminates quality errors associated with “double doming”. Dart 1The result is a streamlined process of continuous dome placement, increased labor efficiency, and fast, accurate dome placement.  The Dart can be used to position metal domes on various surfaces such as printed circuit boards, flex circuits, and membranes. It also allows you to dispense multiple domes on a single location if “stacking” is required.

Features:

  • Portable
  • Compact
  • Light weight
  • Semi-automatic
  • Mechanically operated (requires no utilities)

Dart 2The Dart comes complete with pen head, cartridge plunger, docking station and user’s manual. Pre-loaded cartridges are sold separately.

 

 

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Benefits Include:

  • Increased labor efficiency
  • No double doming
  • Places domes feet-down or feet-up
  • Fast, reliable, precise production!

How it Works
The Dart uses a cartridge pre-loaded with domes that attaches to the DartTM pen head, which is spring loaded to ensure proper dispensing. To operate, the user simply points the head of the unit over the target area and presses the button to place the dome in the desired position.

 

 

ModelsSpecsCartridge SpecsDemo VideoRecycle
D4140-525 Dispenses these 14mm Metal Domes F14400
BL14400
F14700
FD14700
BL14700
Custom Forces Can Be Created
D4120-450 Dispenses these 12mm Metal Domes F12200
FD12200
F12270
BL12280
F12340
FD12340
BL12340
U12390
F12450
FD12450
BL12450
Custom Forces Can Be Created
D4100-365 Dispenses these 10mm Metal Domes F10200
F10260
F10340
FD10340
F10450
Custom Forces Can Be Created
D4085-310 Dispenses these 8.5mm Metal Domes F08150
F08210
F08260
FD08260
UD08290
FD08320
F08400
Custom Forces Can Be Created
D4070-260 Dispenses these 7mm Metal Domes F07040
F07085
F07110
F07150
F07200
F07320
F07400
Custom Forces Can Be Created
D4060-220 Dispenses these 6mm Metal Domes F06085
F06130
F06180
U06180
F06300
Custom Forces Can Be Created
DIMENSIONS Overall: 8.78” x .88” (223mm x 22.4mm)
Pen Head: 2.38” x .88” (60.5mm x 22.4mm)
CARTRIDGE 14mm:   7.5" x .558" (190.5mm x 14.2mm)
12mm:   7.5” x .466" (190.5mm x 11.8mm)
10mm:   7.5” x .413" (190.5mm x 10.5mm)
8.5mm:  7.5” x .350" (190.5mm x 8.9mm)
7mm:     7.5" x .318" (190.5mm x 8.1mm)
6mm:     7.5" x .262" (190.5mm x 6.7mm)
WEIGHT Empty: 3.2oz. (91g)
Full: 6.4oz. (181g)
DOME COUNT Per Cartridge:
14mm: 1,000 domes
12mm: 1,250 domes
10mm: 1,200 domes
8.5mm: 1,500 domes
7mm: 1,500 domes
6mm: 1,500 domes
* Custom quantities available
DISPENSING RATE Per Operator: 2,000 domes /hr. est.
SPACER POCKET SIZES 12mm: .42” Sq. (10.67mm Sq.)
10mm: .36" Sq. (9.14mm Sq.)
8.5mm: .30" Sq. (7.62mm Sq.)

* Compatible with F-Series, U-Series, and BL-Series domes

Snaptron 4-leg domes can be packaged in cartridges for use with the SureShot dome placement machine and the Dart dome placement pen. Cartridges are easily loaded directly into the SureShot Arrow placement head or the Dart pen head for fast and accurate placement.

Depending on the size of the dome, cartridges are filled with 1,000 to 1,500 domes per cartridge. Custom quantities per cartridge can also be requested.

6mm domes in Cartridges 1,500 domes per cartridge
7mm domes in Cartridges 1,500 domes per cartridge
8.5mm domes in Cartridges 1,500 domes per cartridge
10mm domes in Cartridges 1,250 domes per cartridge
12mm domes in Cartridges 1,250 domes per cartridge
14mm domes in Cartridges 1,000 domes per cartridge

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The following video contains real time footage of the Dart dome placement pen placing tactile metal domes into spacer pockets.

Snaptron Cartridge Recycling Program

recycleFor those customers that utilize the Dart and SureShot placement technologies, Snaptron invites you to join us in our dome cartridge recycling program.  This program is a result of customer inquiries and Snaptron’s ongoing commitment to the efficient use of materials and supplies.  As part of our commitment, Snaptron is offering free shipping for the empty cartridges.  To be included in the recycling program (receive return shipping labels with your next order), contact a Snaptron sales representative at 970.686.5682 or sales@snaptron.com.