SureShot Robot

SureShot-4CThe SureShot is a high-speed automated system for the placement of metal domes. Its patented design dispenses metal domes from a cartridge, which is inserted into the Arrow™ placement head. The SureShot™ places a single dome on a target, and then moves sureshotdirectly to the next target without having to reload or “home”. It can also be programmed  to dispense predetermined multiples for stacking domes in specified positions.

The SureShot™ is designed to place tactile metal domes on printed circuit boards, membranes, or flex circuits. Its compact tabletop design requires minimal space. Three SureShot model sizes are available:

  • SureShot 400 (32″ x 32″ x 14″ footprint)
    • Placement Range of 400x400mm
  • SureShot 500 (36″ x 36″ x 15″ footprint)
    • Placement Range of 500x500mm
  • SureShot 600 (40″ x 40″ x 15″ footprint)
    •  Placement Range of 600x600mm

Features:

  • Portable
  • Compact, tabletop design
  • Automated placement
  • Built-in color touch screen interface
  • Ethernet connectivity

The SureShot Automated Placement machine comes complete with one ArrowTM dispensing head (8.5mm, 10mm or 12mm), user software, and user’s manual. Pre-loaded cartridges are sold separately.

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Benefits Include:

  • Fast, accurate production
  • No double doming
  • Places domes feet-down or feet-up
  • Over 10,000 domes per hour
  • 360 degrees dome rotation

How it Works

The SureShot comes complete with easy to use software which can be loaded onto any personal computer. Coordinates for a specific project are programmed and uploaded to the SureShot unit. The operator simply chooses the project name from the built-in touch screen monitor, and initiates the build. The substrate is placed onto a 15.75” by 15.75” loading area which is accessible via a pull-out tray. After loading is finished, the completed work is removed and a new substrate is installed to continue production.

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ArrowTM Dispensing Heads

logo_arrowThe SureShotTM comes standard with one ArrowTM head of your choice. The ArrowTM dispensing heads come in various sizes that allow you to dispense different sizes of metal domes.

 

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Model Number Dispenses
A4060-220 6mm Domes
A4070-260 7mm Domes
A4085-310 8.5mm Domes
A4100-365 10mm Domes
A4120-450 12mm Domes
A4140-525 14mm Domes
Size: SureShot 400 (32" x 32" x 14" footprint)
SureShot 500 (36" x 36" x 15" footprint)
SureShot 600 (40" x 40" x 15" footprint)
Placement Range: 15.75” x 15.75” (400mm x 400mm)
19.69" x 19.68" (500mm x 500mm)
23.62" x 23.62" (600mm x 600mm)
Weight: 95 lbs. (SureShot 400)
Electrical: 115V AC; 50/60Hz; 10A
Accuracy: +/-0.005” (0.13mm)
Vertical Stroke: 1.3” (35 mm)
Placement Rate: Over 10k domes per hour
Dome Rotation: 360 degrees
Software: Windows based control software
User Interface: Touch screen with Windows XP®*
Connectivity: Ethernet
Alignment: Optical fiducial sensing
Includes: SureShot™ Placement Machine Software
One Arrow™ dispensing head (8.5mm; 10mm; 12mm)**
Alignment Bracket
User Manual

* — Windows XP® is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation
** — Information about additional Arrow™ dispensing heads can be found on our options page

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* 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 SureShot dome placement machine placing 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.

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.