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Foveal Fine-adjustment 2-axis Mount
for Cognex In-Sight 7000 cameras

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Both the Foveal FM1_2a and FM2_2a Fine-Adjustment 2-Axis Camera Mounts closely match the mounting geometry of the Cognex® In-Sight® 7000 Camera.

They provide

  • Fine Adjustment of Pan and Tilt axes. 

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

  • Sturdy construction.

® "Cognex" and "In-Sight" are registered trademarks of Cognex Corporation.

Model FM mounts with Cognex In-Sight 7000
Cognex In-Sight 7000 camera on FM2_2a mount
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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. 

While Foveal Fine-adjustment 2-Axis Mounts are general purpose in nature, they happen to closely match the mounting geometry of the Cognex In-Sight 7000 camera.

Note that the FM1_2a and FM2_2a are not designed specifically for this make and model mount.
Therefore, the Pan Axis and the Tilt Axis are not centered on the Optical Axis of the imaging element inside the camera body.
They are close, about 5 millimeters offset, but not dead on.

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.

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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
Call 973 822-2085

The mounts below are particularly well suited for the Cognex 7000 cameras.  There are many more models.
Click Here for the complete line of Foveal Fine-adjustment Mounts.

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Configuration Details when mounting the Cognex In-Sight 7000 camera

mounting Cognex IS7000 Camera
to FM1_2a Inner-L

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mounting Cognex IS7000 Camera
to FM2_2a Inner-L

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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 Cognex IS7000's mounting bracket because the mount has a 1/4 inch slot that matches the bracket's 1/4-20 threaded hole.
The FM2_2a works well with Cognex IS7000's mounting bracket because the mount has two 6 mm slots that match the bracket's two M6 threaded holes.
The choice is yours.

CAD files   STEP format
FM1_2a-LMP-CognexIS7000.stp
FM1_2a-RMP-CognexIS7000.stp
FM1_2a-SMP3-CognexIS7000.stp
CAD files   STEP format
FM2_2a-LMP-CognexIS7000.stp
FM2_2a-RMP-CognexIS7000.stp
FM2_2a-SMP3-CognexIS7000.stp

See the Fine Adjustment Mount page for all the features and options available in the FM1_2a and FM2_2a mounts.

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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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Cognex Specific Mount

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


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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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


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