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Foveal FM3_2a Mount
for Matrox GatorEye cameras

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Model FM3_2a with Matrox GatorEye
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  Foveal FM3_2a Fine-Adjustment 2-Axis Camera Mount
  • Compatible with the Matrox® GatorEye cameras.

  • Pan and Tilt Axes are aligned with the optical center of the imaging element, making alignment easier.

  • Fine Adjustment of Pan and Tilt axes. 

  • Individual axis lock down makes adjustment easier, more precise, and prevents accidental change.

  • Sturdy construction.

® "Matrox" is a registered trademark of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd..

  other cameras that fit the FM3_2a
Cognex 5000 series

Matrox Iris GT

Motivation

The Foveal 2-Axis Fine_Adjustment Camera Mounts, models FM1_2a and FM2_2a, are designed to match common machine vision camera mounting configurations.  But a customer expressed the need for something similar that could easily handle the unusual mounting screw holes in the Matrox GatorEye cameras. 

So we created the FM3_2a Fine-adjustment 2-Axis Mount.  It shares the fine-adjustment features and mounting plate options of the other Foveal FMs (Fine-adjustment Mounts). 

Because the FM3_2a is designed specifically for these make and model mounts, we optimized the placement of the Pan and Tilt Axes so they are centered on the imaging element inside the camera body. 

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. 

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 more robust, two- and three- axis mounts that feature fine adjustment and locking of the pan, tilt, and roll axes, see the Foveal 2- and 3-Axis Rigid Camera Mounts.

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Specifications

Model FM3_2a   2-axis         FM3 Drawings Prices and Delivery
Materials black anodized 6061-T651 aluminum, stainless steel hardware, nylon
Weight 16 ounces 454 grams
Dimensions
  Overall Height 5.375 inches 13.65 centimeters
  Overall Width 4.18 inches 10.61 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 (from vertical)
see illustration below
  ∼ 120 degrees backward
  ∼ 27 degrees forward, with lens cover
  ∼ 42 degrees forward, without lens cover

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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 State dollars
FOB New Jersey, United States
6.875% Sales Tax to customers in New Jersey
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Photos, Dimensional Drawings, CAD Files

Dimensions in inches.

Model FM3_2a-RMP     (with Rectangular Mounting Plate)
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CAD files   STEP format
FM3_2a-LMP.stp.zip
FM3_2a-RMP.stp.zip
FM3_2a-SMP3.stp.zip

 

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 FM3_2a-RMP
mounted on T-Slot frame
graphics FM3 2a RMP 1 00 jpg
    graphics Lbracket Base Plate jpeg FM3_2a-LMP
mounted on T-Slot frame
graphics FM3 2a LMP rail 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 and the Tilt table are possible.
outboard For example, it may be more convenient to have the camera mounted away from the Pan axis.  In particular, this allows the camera to look over around a corner or down over an edge.

Note that in this configuration the Pan axis does not go through the optical center of the camera, although the Tilt axis still does.

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If you need to verify a particular configuration, please contact us.

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Contact Us

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

By e-mail at
info@Foveal.com

Or call
Foveal Systems

+1 973 822-2085


B & B Model Shop Services, Inc. is a partner in the design and construction of the Foveal Fine Camera Mounts.

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