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Foveal Fine-adjustment 2-axis Mounts
with Metric Mounting Slots

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Many machine vision cameras have threaded mounting holes that take metric screws, usually ranging in size from M3 to M6.
Foveal Mounts FM (Fine-adjustment Mounts) now come with general purpose slot patterns to accommodate many of those manufacturers,

including many (not all) models made by Allied Vision, Basler, Cognex, Edmund Optics, IDS, JAI, Keyence, Manta, Point Grey, Sentech, Teledyne Dalsa, PixeLINK, and other machine vision brands.

As with all FM mounts, they also provide

  • Fine Adjustment of Pan and Tilt axes. 
  • Individual axis lock down makes adjustment easier, more precise, and prevents accidental change.
  • Sturdy construction.

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Fine-adjustment Mounts for cameras using 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm metric mounting screws.
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Motivation

The original Foveal 2-Axis Fine_Adjustment Camera Mounts, models were designed a decade ago to match common machine vision camera mounting configurations. 

But we realized that there are now lots of machine vision cameras out there that use metric screws, but the hole patterns are not at all standardized.
Now we offer these mounts with slot patterns that will accommodate many different hole spacings, and even 3-screw triangular patterns.

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Features in common with all FM models

The 2-Axis Fine-Adjustment Camera Mounts may be supported with the base down or the base up.  In either position, the plate the camera attaches to can be either below or above the camera.

When coarse adjustments are unlocked, there is sufficient friction to hold the camera in position.  Coarse position can be set by hand.

Fine adjustments are made using a hex wrench, allowing for extremely fine positioning.

Independent adjustment of each axis means each adjustment does not affect the other.

All adjustments and locking are made with a single 3/32 inch hex wrench.  Reconfiguration is done with a 9/64 inch hex wrench.

Once the mount is locked, the camera does not move.

And the mounts are highly reconfigurable.

See the Fine-adjustment Mount page for other, non-metric models.

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Examples


Cognex
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IDS
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Basler
graphics FM3mm IL Basler ace 2CL labeled jpg graphics FM4mm IL Basler Runner labeled jpg

Manta
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Keyence
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Teledyne Dalsa
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Examples of Fine-adjustment Mounts for cameras using 3mm, 4mm and 5mm metric mounting screws.
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Options

Finger Adjustment Knobs (FAK) Option
Prices and Delivery
When the need is not set it and forget it but instead the mount frequently needs to be finely adjusted, we offer knobs for the fine position adjustment screws.

Lock Nuts and Lock Washers (LNLW) Option
Prices and Delivery
If your mount will be subjected to high vibration, extra lock nuts and lock washers might help.  LNLW Installation Manual

Extra Fine Adjustment (EFA) with lock nuts Option
Prices and Delivery
The normal change in the Pan or Tilt angle is bit more than 2 degrees per turn of the position screws.  Should you need a finer adjustment, this option provides slightly less than 1 degree per turn.  While shown here with the PTD option (below), EFA and PTD are separate options.  EFA Manual
Pan and Tilt Protractor Dials (PTD) Option
Prices and Delivery
We offer mounts with Protractor Dials on both the Pan and Tilt Axes so the angles can be read out.  See the complete description at Foveal Mounts with Pan and Tilt Protractor Dials.
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CAD File Downloads

STEP format
FM3mm_2a-LMP.stp.zip
 
 
 
FM3mm_2a-RMP.stp.zip
FM4mm_2a-RMP.stp.zip
FM5mm_2a-RMP.stp.zip
FM6mm_2a-RMP.stp.zip
FM3mm_2a-SMP.stp.zip
 
 
 
Contact us for any combination that is missing here.

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Mounting Plate Options

There are four mounting plate options for the FM mounts. 
no mounting plate   The pan pivot has two 8-32 threaded holes in it.
-SMP3   Square Mounting Plate suitable for general mounting to flat surfaces.
-RMP   Rectangular Mounting Plate for general mounting or T-Slot framing systems. †
-LMP   L-bracket Mounting Plate specifically for T-Slot framing systems. †
† For more information, see Foveal Mounts - T-Slot Mounting Plates.

3 x 3 inch
Square Mounting Plate
-SMP3
    5 x 2 inch
Rectangular Mounting Plate
-RMP
    L-bracket Mounting Plate
-LMP
graphics FM 3x3 Base Plate jpeg     graphics FM 5x2 Base Plate jpeg FM1_2a-RMP
mounted on T-Slot frame
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    graphics Lbracket Base Plate jpeg FM1_2a-LMP
mounted on T-Slot frame
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See CAD files   Above

 

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Prices and Delivery

United States dollars
FOB New Jersey, United States
6.875% Sales Tax to customers in New Jersey
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Camera Mounting Alternatives

Adjusting camera mounts can become tedious in tight or inconvenient spaces.  We have made the Fine Mounts customer-configurable, so alternative placements of the adjustment screws are possible.
side adjustment from back For example, it may be more convenient to have the pan and tilt coarse- and fine-adjustment screws available from the back of the mount. As this drawing shows, they can be moved. (Moving the pan and tilt screws are independent operations. We do not know why one would want to, but they can be on opposite sides.)
Inverted Roll Plate Note that these mounts can be configured with the tilt-axis L-bracket raised above the pivot.  In this position, a small camera can be hung above the pan axis.

Also, the tilt axis locks can be repositioned so the tilt L-bracket hangs outside the pan-axis base. This can accommodate larger cameras and a wider selection of tilt positions. 

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Fine Mount Hung Here are some examples with small- and medium-sized cameras.
Inverted Roll Plate Note also that there is an alternate pivot point on the tilt L-bracket, offset 0.5 inch.  In this position, even larger cameras can be accommodated.
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Fine Mount Hung Here are some examples with medium- and large-sized cameras, and examples where the camera needs to be lifted a well above the base of the mount.
Fine Mount Hung Also, many cameras have mounting screws on top of the case, which means they can be hung from the top directly.
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Fine Mount Wall Mounted One customer needed to mount the camera from the rear.
Fine Mount Wall Mounted And there are a few cameras where the mounting screw is on the side.  The pan adjustment, which normally changes the pan angle now changes tilt, and the former tilt adjustment changes the pan angle.
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If you need to verify a particular configuration, please contact us.

For a more robust, three axis mount that features fine adjustment and locking of the pan, tilt, and roll axes, see the Foveal 3-Axis Rigid Camera Mount.

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Contact

For information on purchasing Foveal 2-Axis Fine-adjustment Mounts please contact us ... 

By e-mail at
info@Foveal.com

Or call
Foveal Systems

+1 973 822-2085


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