Before selecting a mounting bracket and mounting the camera, take the following considerations into account to ensure an easy installation process.
Identify where the camera should be positioned so it lines up with the product feature you plan to inspect. Some of the most common mount points are shown below.
1) Beside the line — Mounted beside a conveyor line for barcode inspection.
2) Above the line — Mounted above a conveyor line for label matching.
3) Under the line — Mounted below a hugger belt conveyor for package inspection.
Ensure that the camera and mount are easy to clean without shifting position. Use shock mounts to minimize movement and maintain camera alignment where necessary.
Certain camera lenses are optimized for certain working distances. Refer to the table further down to understand the lens options available for a range of working distances and expected fields of view.
In order to minimize glare when inspecting reflective products, tilt the camera at a 10° to 20° angle. Samsara may also recommend external lighting to reduce glare in specific applications.
1) Once you have identified a mount location and installed your mount, mount the camera at the correct angle and working distance using the ¼ x 20 mounting screw or the included swivel mount and M4 screws.
Using the self-tapping screws, install the controller mounting plate in your electrical enclosure. If you plan to connect the system via Wi-Fi, the plate and controller should be mounted outside of the enclosure near the inspection point.
Align the controller with the mounting bracket and attach using the flat head screws.
Working Distance and Lenses
Table 1: Expected field of view dimensions based on lens length and working distance.
|4 in||6 in||12 in||20 in||36 in||50 in|
|Lens||4.2mm||4.57 in x 3.43 in||6.86 in x 5.14 in||13.71 in x 10.29 in|
|6mm||4.80 in x 3.60 in||9.60 in x 7.20 in||16 in x 12 in|
|8mm||3.60 in x 2.70 in||7.20 in x 5.40 in||12 in x 9 in|
|12mm||4.80 in x 3.60 in||8 in x 6 in||14.40 in x 10.80 in|
|16mm||3.60 in x 2.70 in||6 in x 4.50 in||15.00 in x 11.25 in|
Note: If you have specific questions about lens options and field of view, please reach out to Samsara support.