TM220A pick and place first test
Managed to get the language to English by setting the language configuration to ’0′, then loading a pick and place instruction file. After loading a file everything is magically English. Settings won’t save without a special warranty voiding password from the manufacturer though.
Exported placement data from a DP LED matrix badge to test it out. Only a reel of 0603 10K resistors is loaded, and the badge needs 0805 LEDs, but resistors are cheaper to waste. Applied solder droplets to three columns of LEDs and fired up the placement.
Even with the wrong size part it did a pretty good job when running full speed. The ‘step through’ mode is pretty abysmal though, most of the parts flew away, probably because they’re the wrong size and the table is shaking like crazy. Given that they are the wrong parts and size for the footprint, and only the bare minimum part data has been programed, it did pretty well.This entry was posted in #liveupdates, tools and tagged TM220A.