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Foveal
Customizable 2-Axis Fine-Adjustment Camera Mount

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When You Need Something More Than Our Standard Fine-adjustment Mounts

Model FM0_2a
  Foveal FM0_2a Fine-Adjustment 2-Axis Customizable Camera Mount
  • Undrilled Camera Table so you can machine it to meet your needs.
    Or, if you like, we will drill it to your specifications.

  • 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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Motivation

If the hole patterns we offer in the other Fine Adjustment mounts do not suit your needs, you can order the FM0_2a which has no camera mounting holes and drill your own.

Or we can drill holes to your specification.

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 FM0_2a   2-axis         FM0 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

Lock Wire and Drilled Hardware (LWDH) Option
Prices and Delivery
If your mount will be subjected to very high vibration, or you want to have visual evidence that the adjustments have not been changed, we offer drilled hardware that can be secured with lock wire.  LWDH 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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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
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Dimensional Drawings, CAD Files

Dimensions in inches.

Model FM0_2a-SMP3     (with Square Mounting Plate)

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CAD files   STEP format
FM0_2a-LMP.stp.zip
FM0_2a-RMP.stp.zip
FM0_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

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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FM0_2a-RMP
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FM0_2a-LMP
CAD files   STEP format
FM0_2a-SMP3.stp.zip
CAD files   STEP format
FM0_2a-RMP.stp.zip
CAD files   STEP format
FM0_2a-LMP.stp.zip

 

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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

Or call
Foveal Systems

+1 973 822-2085


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