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Foveal
2- and 3-Axis Rigid Camera Mounts

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Ideal for Machine-Vision Applications


Model RM2_3a-SMP4  Click for larger image
RM2_3a-SMP4
  The Foveal 3-Axis Rigid Camera Mount for small-to-medium sized "box" cameras features:
  • 3 sizes
      RM1 for tiny machine vision cameras
      RM2 for small box cameras
      RM3 for larger box cameras or small environment housings.

  • 3-Axis Adjustment of pan, tilt and roll. 
    2-Axis models also available.

  • Fine Adjustment of all axes.

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

  • Heavy-duty construction.
Click to enlarge pictures and drawings.

 

Motivation

A key element in creating reliable AutoAuditorium System™ installations is ensuring that the Tracking Camera and Spotting Camera stay in precise alignment relative to each other.  The Tracking Camera has pan and tilt positions which must be related to specific points in the Spotting Camera image, and those relationships must be fixed and permanent.  In the past, misalignment has been an all-too-frequent cause of Tracking Camera errors. 

A key element to keeping the Spotting Camera image aligned with the Tracking Camera is to guarantee that once the Spotting Camera is positioned, it does not move. 

We were unable to find camera mounts that permitted fine adjustment in the pan, tilt and roll axis that then locked in those adjustments, so we designed our own. 

We also have used the 3-Axis Rigid Camera Mount for the Slide Camera, to ensure that it is always locked into the same position pointed at the projection screen.  The ability to finely adjust the roll position of the camera makes it much easier to set the Slide Camera image absolutely square with the projection screen.

Customers of the Rigid Mounts include companies installing machine-vision technology for laboratory and manufacturing use.  These camera mounts are also suitable for other types of instruments and sensors.

Custom Widths to accommodate wider cameras, instruments, sensors, are available.

For a less expensive, less robust, two axis mount that features fine adjustment and locking of the pan and tilt axes, see the Foveal 2-Axis Fine-Adjustment Camera Mounts.

 

Features

The 3-Axis Rigid 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 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 two.

All adjustments and locking are made with a single hex wrench. 

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

As a testimonial to that last statement, one customer tells us that they found a heavy tool belt hanging on one of the RM3_3a Mounts on their factory floor.  The machine vision camera had not moved.

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Specifications

Model RM1_2a   2-axis         Prices and Delivery:
Model RM1_3a   3-axis         RM1 Photos, Dimensional Drawings, CAD Files
Model RM1m_2a   metric hardware, 2-axis
Model RM1m_3a   metric hardware, 3-axis
Materials black anodized 6061-T651 aluminum, stainless steel hardware, nylon, Delrin
Weight (approximate) 1.5 pounds 0.7 kilograms  
Dimensions
  Overall Height 3.63 inches 9.22 centimeters  
  Overall Width 5.00 inches 12.70 centimeters  
  Overall Depth 3.00 inches 7.62 centimeters  
Maximum Camera Dimensions
  Width at Base 2.00 inches 5.08 centimeters
  Overall Width 2.50 inches 6.35 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 ± 12 degrees  
  Tilt ± 12 degrees  
  Roll (RM1_3a only) ± 3 degrees
 

Choose One:
Square Mounting Plate Dimensions         Mounting Plate 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         Mounting Plate 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         Mounting Plate Drawing
  Height 1.25 inches 3.17 centimeters
  Width 3.00 inches 6.72 centimeters
  Depth 2.25 inches 5.71 centimeters
The RM1m_2a and RM1m_3a mounts are built with metric standard screws and fasteners instead of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) standard screws and fasteners.  Please call before ordering.

Model RM2_2a   2-axis         Prices and Delivery:
Model RM2_3a   3-axis         RM2 Photos, Dimensional Drawings, CAD Files
Materials black anodized 6061-T651 aluminum, stainless steel hardware, nylon, Delrin
Weight (approximate) 3.2 pounds 1.5 kilograms  
Dimensions
  Overall Height 4.80 inches 12.19 centimeters  
  Overall Width 7.10 inches 18.03 centimeters  
  Overall Depth 4.75 inches 12.06 centimeters  
Maximum Camera Dimensions
  Width at Base 3.90 inches 9.90 centimeters
  Overall Width 4.30 inches 10.92 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 ± 12 degrees
  Tilt ± 12 degrees
  Roll (RM2_3a only) ± 8 degrees
Mounting Plate Dimensions
  Height 0.25 inches 0.63 centimeters
  Width 4.75 inches 12.06 centimeters
  Depth 4.75 inches 12.06 centimeters

Model RM3_2a   2-axis         Prices and Delivery:
Model RM3_3a   3-axis         RM3 Photos, Dimensional Drawings, CAD Files
Very similar to Models RM2_2a and RM2_3a except:
  Weight (approximate) 3.5 pounds 1.6 kilograms  
Dimensions
  Overall Width 8.10 inches 20.57 centimeters  
Maximum Camera Dimensions
  Width at Base 4.90 inches 12.44 centimeters  
  Overall Width 5.30 inches 13.46 centimeters  

Custom Widths to accommodate wider cameras are available.

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
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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Model Options Mounting Plate Description Price Delivery
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United States dollars
FOB New Jersey, United States
7% Sales Tax to customers in New Jersey
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Calculate your Order Number and Price for RM2 or RM3 mounts
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RM1 Photos, Dimensional Drawings, CAD Files

Dimensions in inches.

Model RM1_2a-SMP3   2-axis, Square Mounting Plate
Model RM1m_2a-SMP3   metric hardware, 2-axis, Square Mounting Plate

Choose one Mounting Plate SMP3, RMP and LMP Mounting Plate Drawings

Photo Top View All RM1 Side Views have the same dimensions.
Front View Side View
CAD files   STEP format
RM1_2a-LMP.stp.zip
RM1_2a-RMP.stp.zip
RM1_2a-SMP3.stp.zip
Click to enlarge pictures and drawings.
RM1 Specifications         Prices and Delivery

 

Model RM1_3a-SMP3   3-axis, Square Mounting Plate
Model RM1m_3a-SMP3   metric hardware, 3-axis, Square Mounting Plate

Choose one Mounting Plate SMP3, RMP and LMP Mounting Plate Drawings

Photo Top View All RM1 Side Views have the same dimensions.
Front View Side View
CAD files   STEP format
RM1_3a-LMP.stp.zip
RM1_3a-RMP.stp.zip
RM1_3a-SMP3.stp.zip
Click to enlarge pictures and drawings.
RM1 Specifications         Prices and Delivery
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Mounting Plate Options

RM1 mounts

There are four mounting plates available for the RM1 mounts (above).
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.

We also can design customized Mounting Plates to your specifications.

3 x 3 inch
Square Mounting Plate
-SMP3

5 x 2 inch
Rectangular Mounting Plate
-RMP

Rectangular Mounting Plate
mounted on T-Slot frame

L-bracket Mounting Plate
-LMP

L-bracket Mounting Plate
mounted on T-Slot frame

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RM1_3a-RMP
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RM1_3a-LMP


RM2 and RM3 mounts

There are four mounting plates available for the RM2 mounts and RM3 mounts (below).
no mounting plate   The pan pivot has two 10-32 threaded holes in it.
-SMP4   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.

The dimensions for the RMP and LMP are the same as for the RM1 mounting plates (above).

4.75 x 4.75 inch
Square Mounting Plate
-SMP4

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RM2 and RM3 Photos, Dimensional Drawings, CAD Files

Dimensions in inches.

Model RM2_2a-SMP4   2-axis, Square Mounting Plate

Choose one Mounting Plate SMP4, RMP and LMP Mounting Plate Drawings

Photo
Click to enlarge pictures and drawings.
RM2 Specifications         Prices and Delivery
Top View All RM2 and RM3 Side Views have the same dimensions.
Front View Side View
CAD files   STEP format
RM2_2a-LMP.stp.zip
RM2_2a-RMP.stp.zip
RM2_2a-SMP4.stp.zip

 

Model RM2_3a-SMP4   3-axis, Square Mounting Plate

Choose one Mounting Plate SMP4, RMP and LMP Mounting Plate Drawings

Photo
Click to enlarge pictures and drawings.
RM2 Specifications         Prices and Delivery
Top View All RM2 and RM3 Side Views have the same dimensions.
Front View Side View
CAD files   STEP format
RM2_3a-LMP.stp.zip
RM2_3a-RMP.stp.zip
RM2_3a-SMP4.stp.zip

 


 

Model RM3_2a-SMP4   2-axis, Square Mounting Plate

Choose one Mounting Plate SMP4, RMP and LMP Mounting Plate Drawings

Photo
Click to enlarge pictures and drawings.
RM3 Specifications         Prices and Delivery
Top View All RM2 and RM3 Side Views have the same dimensions.
Front View Side View
CAD files   STEP format
RM3_2a-LMP.stp.zip
RM3_2a-RMP.stp.zip
RM3_2a-SMP4.stp.zip

 

Model RM3_3a-SMP4   3-axis, Square Mounting Plate

Choose one Mounting Plate SMP4, RMP and LMP Mounting Plate Drawings

Photo
Click to enlarge pictures and drawings.
RM3 Specifications         Prices and Delivery
Top View All RM2 and RM3 Side Views have the same dimensions.
Front View Side View
CAD files   STEP format
RM3_3a-LMP.stp.zip
RM3_3a-RMP.stp.zip
RM3_3a-SMP4.stp.zip

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Camera Mounting Alternatives

Adjusting camera mounts can become tedious in tight or inconvenient spaces.  We have made the Rigid Mounts customer-configurable, so alternative placements of the adjustment screws are possible.
side adjustment from top side adjustment from back   For example, it may be more convenient to have the tilt fine-adjustment screws available from the top or back of the mount, relative to the pan fine-adjustment screws.  As these drawings show, they can be moved.
Click to enlarge pictures and drawings.
Left Tilt Adjustment   Similarly, the tilt adjustments can be moved to the left side, relative to the pan fine-adjustment screws.
Inverted Roll Plate   The 3-axis mounts can be reconfigured as shown here.
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Rigid Mount Hung   And, of course, the Rigid Mounts can be hung base up.
Rigid Mount Hung   Also, many cameras have mounting screws on top of the case, which means they can be hung from the top directly.
Click to enlarge pictures and drawings.
Rigid Mount Wall Mounted   And there are a few cameras where the mounting screw is on the side.  The base adjustment, which normally changes the pan angle now changes tilt, tilt changes pan, and the roll adjustment still changes the roll angle.

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

For a less expensive, less robust, two axis mount that features fine adjustment and locking of the pan and tilt axes, see the Foveal 2-Axis Fine-Adjustment Camera Mount.

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For information on purchasing Foveal 3-Axis Rigid Camera Mounts please contact us ... 

By e-mail at
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+1 973 822-2085


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