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Foveal
2-Axis Fine-adjustment Camera Mount

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Ideal for Machine-Vision Applications

"Nothing is more annoying then having to shim into alignment a vision system camera on a production line.
With the FM mounts, fine adjustments are done in 1/4 of the time.  Thanks Foveal."
Robert T. Couture
4th Vector Technologies

Model FM1_2a  Click for larger image   The Foveal Fine-adjustment 2-Axis Camera Mount for small-to-medium sized "box" cameras features:
  • 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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English and Metric Models:
FM1_2a 
 Drawing 
The original design, with camera mounting slots 0.75 inch apart.
FM2_2a 
 Drawing 
Designed for cameras with metric M6 mounting sockets 20 millimeters apart.

Metric Slotted Models

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FM3mm_2a 
FM4mm_2a 
FM5mm_2a 
FM6mm_2a 
Designed for cameras with pairs of metric mounting holes at right-angles to the optical centerline.
The slots range from 2 mm to 6 mm.
These are especially well suited to many (not all) models of Basler, Cognex, IDS, JAI, Sentech, SICK, Teledyne Dalsa, PixeLINK, and other machine vision cameras.
Full Description

Specialized Design for Cognex 5100/5400 series and Matrox GatorEye, Iris GT cameras
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FM3_2a  Customized to the special mounting holes on these cameras. 
Both Pan and Tilt axes rotate around the optical center of the imaging element.
Full Description

FM1_2a and FM2_2a mounts work well with the Cognex In-Site 7000 series cameras Model FM mounts with Cognex In-Sight 7000
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FM1_2a 
FM1_2a 
These two mounts work well with these cameras.
Both Pan and Tilt axes rotate near the optical center of the imaging element.
Full Description
"Let me drill my own holes or slots!"
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FM0_2a  Order the FM0_2a mount with the undrilled Inner-L.  Or we'll drill it to your specification.
Full Description

Choice of Mounting Plates:
Square 
 Drawing 
The original design, suitable for general mounting.
 
Rectangular 
Designs for mounting on single-slot and 1-inch double slot T-slot extrusion framing systems.
L-bracket 
 Drawing 
Specify which Mounting Plate when ordering.

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Motivation

The Foveal 3-Axis Rigid Camera Mount was created to solve a particular problem, namely the precise positioning of a camera that then is locked down so it will not move even under strong "persuasion".  It does that very well.  But some potential customers of the 3-Axis Rigid Camera Mounts found they were too elaborate for their applications.

So we created the Fine-adjustment 2-Axis Mount.

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Features

The 2-Axis Fine-adjustment Camera Mount 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. 

While not as robust as the Rigid Mounts, the Fine-adjustment Mount will work very well in applications where the mount will not be subjected to extreme disturbances.  They are also suitable for mounting other types of instruments and sensors.

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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Specifications

Model FM1_2a   2-axis         FM1 Drawings
Model FM2_2a   2-axis         FM2 Drawings         Prices and Delivery
Materials black anodized 6061-T651 aluminum, stainless steel hardware, nylon
Weight 15 ounces 425 grams
Dimensions
  Overall Height 3.69 inches 9.53 centimeters
  Overall Width 4.18 inches 10.62 centimeters
  Overall Depth 3.00 inches 7.62 centimeters
Maximum Camera Dimensions
  Width at Base 2.00 inches 5.08 centimeters
  Overall Width 2.75 inches 6.98 centimeters
Coarse Position Range
  Pan 360 degrees
  Tilt Up to 360 degrees
    depending on the camera size and
the amount it overhangs the mounting plate.
Fine Position Range
  Pan ± 5 degrees
  Tilt ± 5 degrees
Custom Designs are available.

Choose One:
Square Mounting Plate Dimensions         Drawing

  Height 0.25 inches 0.63 centimeters
  Width 3.00 inches 7.62 centimeters
  Depth 3.00 inches 7.62 centimeters
Rectangular Mounting Plate Dimensions         Drawing
  Height 0.25 inches 0.63 centimeters
  Width 5.00 inches 12.70 centimeters
  Depth 2.00 inches 5.08 centimeters
L-bracket Mounting Plate Dimensions         Drawing
  Height 1.25 inches 3.17 centimeters
  Width 3.00 inches 6.72 centimeters
  Depth 2.25 inches 5.71 centimeters

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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) 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), they 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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Prices and Delivery

United States dollars
FOB New Jersey, United States
6.875% Sales Tax to customers in New Jersey
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Calculate your Order Number and Price
        Model            Options    Mounting Plate Description Price Delivery
     FM0_2a Fine-Adjustment Mount, 2-axis, no holes or slots, custom drilling available, English hardware
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Dimensional Drawings, CAD Files

Dimensions in inches.

Model FM1_2a-SMP3     (with Square Mounting Plate)

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Model FM2_2a-SMP3     (with Square Mounting Plate)

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What are the differences between the FM1_2a and the FM2_2a?

First, the position and spacing of the two slots for the camera mounting screws are not the same.  In the FM1_2a, one of the slots is centered over the Pan pivot.  In the FM2_2a, the Pan pivot centerline goes between the two slots.

Second, in the FM1_2a, the slots are three-quarters of an inch apart.  In the FM2_2a, the slots are 20 millimeters apart.

The FM1_2a works well with most cameras with 1/4-20 mounting sockets.  The FM2_2a works well with some cameras with M6 metric mounting sockets.  Of course, you can drill the anodized aluminum or create an adaptor plate.  Or call us and we can discuss a custom design to match your specific needs.

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CAD files   STEP format
FM1_2a-LMP.stp.zip
FM1_2a-RMP.stp.zip
FM1_2a-SMP3.stp.zip
CAD files   STEP format
FM2_2a-LMP.stp.zip
FM2_2a-RMP.stp.zip
FM2_2a-SMP3.stp.zip

 

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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
graphics FM1 tslot 1 00 jpg
    graphics Lbracket Base Plate jpeg FM1_2a-LMP
mounted on T-Slot frame
graphics FM Lbracket 1 00 jpg
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See CAD files   Above

 

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

By e-mail at
info@Foveal.com

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Foveal Systems

+1 973 822-2085


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