In fact, using different packing, the final name of metal dome maybe changed.
Most of metal dome are packed in bulk, in a PE bag, or bottle, so it is still named metal dome, and packing will be named "In Bulk"; if in tube then named as "Tube Metal Dome"; if in tape & reel for auto SMT machine, then "Tape & Reel Dome".
Several domes packed on a glue-stick array/sheet, we named it "metal dome array" and there're various structures, and this is why we have these pages to introduce them.
If single metal dome glued on pressure sensitive adhesive array with fixed size, then we named is "Single key dome array", or "Individual dome array". As array size for each dome is cut off in a fixed value, so people also named it "standard kiss-cut dome array".
In fact, both several keys metal dome array or single key dome array, you can named them as "Peel & Place Array" , or "Peel-N-Place Dome" becuase it can be easily peeled off from release liner and placed on printed circuit board, flex circuits, or membrane switch.
Here are basic four types of packing. Maybe some catagories were crossed to each other, but it will be helpful for you to choose suitable ways of metal dome packing.
|Metal dome packed in environmental PE bag, and the amount packaged per bag upons on metal dome size and order quantity, such as 5,000 pcs, or 10,000 pcs.|
|Different diameter of metal dome pakaged in different size of plastic tube. With a dome placement pen, or auto pick gun, dome in tube is convenient for assembly.|
|Tape & Reel|
|Each metal dome is sealed in a socket on a continued tape and packed on a reel, so it can be picked and place like normal components on SMT machine.|
|Peel & Place (Array)|
|Single or several dome glued on an pressure sensitive adhesive array, easily peeled off from release liner and placed firmly to circuit boards within seconds.|