I am trying use PMJ1800 odd form machine to place axial components. If I set clencher hight according to manual (so clencher nearly touching PCB) one lead is cleached more or one side i pulled more. I have checked clencher position and it is exectly between leads. Also I have checked the pusher of the components whether there is no movement during clenching but this is also ok. When I down clencher (leave gap between clencher and PCB) I got better result but appears problem with sensor clencher recognition of the leads. Does anyone have experiences with PMJ and axial placement and best setting of clencher. ?
It appears as if the clincher is not perfectly centered even if it does appear so. You can try to adjust the clincher offset values by entering trial values for the X and Y offsets. Try changing these values in both positive and negative directions and see which values give the best results. You should also check if the clincher rack-and-pinion has excessive mechanical backlash, especially on one side only.