Hardware User Manual

Safety Instructions

  • To ensure safe use, please do not use the product before reading this manual and becoming familiar with the correct usage. Improper use and maintenance may damage the product or cause other hazards. Mech-Mind shall not be liable for any injury or damage brought upon the user or any third party due to improper use and maintenance.

  • Following the instructions and warnings in this manual can lower risks, but cannot eliminate risks.

  • Every step has been inspected during the drafting of this manual. Please do not hesitate to contact Mech-Mind if you find any mistakes in the manual or have any questions.

  • The product is to be mounted, connected, used, and maintained by trained adults only. To ensure safe operation, the product should be transported, stored, mounted, connected, used, and maintained properly.

  • Laser is hazardous; please familiarize yourself with hazard prevention before using the camera.

Precautions for Mounting and Using the Camera

  • It is PROHIBITED to place any explosive or flammable substances near the camera. Do not expose the product to open fire or high temperature. Do not place the product in fire or crush the product mechanically. Doing so may cause explosion.

  • Do not throw, drop, or collide the camera with other objects. The camera may be damaged by strong shock or vibration. Do not repair or disassemble the camera by yourself. Mech-Mind shall not be liable for any damage caused by repair or disassembly not performed by Mech-Mind.

  • Do not allow any foreign object, such as metal pieces, dust, paper, and wood chips, to enter the camera. Doing so may lead to fire, electric shock, malfunction, etc.

  • Do not use the camera at extremely high or low temperature. For the operating temperature of the camera, please refer to Technical Specifications.

  • Please use the camera indoors (except for LSR S).

  • Please use the camera at elevations below 4000 meters.

  • Do not stare into the light beam when using the camera.

  • Please install the camera in a well-circulated, open place.

Check the Camera

  • Before using, please check the camera carefully for damage, signs of water entry, suspicious odor, smoke, loose or damaged bolts, etc., and make sure that the camera is in proper working conditions. If any of the above abnormalities occur, please disconnect the power immediately.

  • High temperature will age the power cable. Please check the power cable regularly for signs of aging. If the cable has aged, please contact Mech-Mind to acquire a replacement.

Usage of Adapter / DIN Rail Power Supply

  • Do not use the product if the power port, power adapter / DIN rail power supply, or power socket is wet.

  • Do not heat or put the adapter / DIN rail power supply and power cable in fire.

  • Please use a 24 V isolated adapter / DIN rail power supply with an output power of 36 W (NANO and PRO XS) or 90 W (other models).

  • Please use the specified voltage. Failure to do so may lead to fire, electric shock, malfunction, etc. The adapter / DIN rail power supply and power cable should be properly grounded. It is recommended to use the isolated adapter / DIN rail power supply provided by Mech-Mind.

  • Power plugs should be properly grounded. Do not place the adapter / DIN rail power supply in a place that is hard to disconnect the power.

  • Please install the DIN rail power supply inside a control cabinet.

  • Use copper conductors only.

Precautions for Using Laser Cameras

  • DO NOT look into the laser beam or the reflected laser beam directly. Do not look into the laser beam with optical instruments. Doing so may lead to eye injuries. DO NOT direct the laser at other people.

  • The laser beam must be lower or higher than and never at eye level.

  • Be cautious of the path of the laser beam. If there is a possibility that personnel may be exposed to the specular or diffuse reflections, block the beam by installing a protective enclosure. Do not enter the areas that the laser / reflected laser output reaches. Do not place any reflective light object (mirror, glass, metal, etc.) in the path of the laser beam.

  • Do not enter the areas that the laser / reflected laser output reaches. Do not place any reflective light object (mirror, glass, metal, etc.) in the path of the laser beam.

  • After the product is powered on, wait at least 30 minutes before using the product. Otherwise, data quality may be unstable. While adjusting the parameters, do not turn off the power. Doing so may lead to loss of some or all parameter adjustments.

  • LASER ENERGY - EXPOSURE NEAR APERTURE MAY CAUSE BURNS.

  • NOTE: The risk of skin injury is only likely for highly divergent beams for exposure close to the aperture.

Notice for Disposal

  • Please comply with local laws and regulations when disposing of the camera to avoid polluting the environment. Do not dispose of the old battery in domestic waste. Do not dispose of the product irresponsibly. Improper disposal may pollute the environment.

  • The pollution degree of the product is 3.

Certifications

Mech-Eye Industrial 3D Camera is compliant with the following standards and assessment requirements. Please note that the certification statuses may be updated. For more information, please contact the local sales agents.

Compliant with the following requirements and standards:

  • European Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards.

  • U.S. ANSI C63.4 and 47 CFR PART 15B

  • Canada ICES-003

  • Japan VCCI-CISPR 32:2016

  • South Korea KS C 9832 and KS C 9835

Safety of Laser Products

The laser classification is implemented based on IEC 60825-1:2014 in accordance with the requirements of Laser Notice No. 56 of the FDA (CDRH).

CE

ce mark

The full text of the EU Declaration of Conformity is available at https://downloads.mech-mind.com/?tab=tab-eu-dec

European Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards

  • EN 55032:2015+A11:2020+A1:2020

  • EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019+A1:2021

  • EN 61000-3-3:2013+A1:2019+A2:2021

  • EN 55035:2017+A11:2020

ashcan mark

All products bearing this symbol are waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE as in directive 2012/19/EU) which should not be mixed with unsorted household waste. Instead, you should protect human health and the environment by handing over your waste equipment to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment, appointed by the government or local authorities. Correct disposal and recycling will help prevent potential negative consequences to the environment and human health. Please contact the local authorities for more information about the location as well as terms and conditions of such collection points.

FCC

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NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

“Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.”

VCCI

vcci mark

This is a Class A equipment. Operation of this equipment in a residential environment could cause radio interference. In such a case, the user may be required to take corrective actions.

VCCI-A

Package Contents

Camera

Accessory bag

User manual

camera package content

accessory bag

user manual

Calibration board

(UHP-140 only)

DC power cable (20 m)

CBL-PWR-20M-LU

Ethernet cable (20 m)

CBL-ETH-20M-LU

calibration board

dc power cable

ethernet cable

  • Before using, please make sure that the package is intact, the camera is not damaged, and no accessories are missing. Please contact Mech-Mind if any items are damaged or missing.

  • If you need cables of other lengths, please contact Mech-Mind.

  • For the technical specifications of the cables, please contact Mech-Mind.

  • The calibration board is an optional accessory for models other than UHP-140.

Optional Accessories

DIN rail power supply

Calibration board

(except for UHP-140)

din rail power supply

calibration board

For the technical specifications of the DIN rail power supply or calibration board, please contact Mech-Mind.

Functional Diagrams

DEEP, LSR S, LSR L, PRO S, PRO M, and UHP-140

diagram general

No.

Name

Function

DC 24V port

1: GND

3: 24 VDC

2: GND

4: 24 VDC

ETH port

1: MD3_P

5: MD1_P

2: MD2_N

6: MD0_N

3: MD2_P

7: MD3_N

4: MD0_P

8: MD1_N

PWR indicator light

Off: not connected to power

Green: normal voltage

Yellow: abnormal voltage, but system is still functioning

Red: voltage too high or too low, system power is disconnected

LINK indicator light

Off: not connected to network

Blinking green: data being transmitted

Solid green: no ongoing data transmission

SYS indicator light

Off: system not started

Solid green: system starting up

Blinking green: system operating properly

Blinking yellow: system operating with error but still functioning

Blinking red: system not operating

SCAN indicator light

Solid: capturing and processing in progress

Off: not capturing or processing

NANO and PRO XS

diagram special

The above figure uses NANO as an example.

No.

Name

Function

PWR indicator light

Off: not connected to power

Green: normal voltage

LINK indicator light

Off: not connected to network

Blinking green: data being transmitted

Solid green: no ongoing data transmission

ETH port

1: MD3_P

5: MD1_P

2: MD2_N

6: MD0_N

3: MD2_P

7: MD3_N

4: MD0_P

8: MD1_N

DC 24V port

1: GND

3: 24 VDC

2: GND

4: 24 VDC

Mounting the Camera

For camera dimensions, please refer to Technical Specifications. Please prepare a wrench.

Mount through the Camera Bracket

The camera bracket and the heat-dissipation panel (LSR S only) are attached to the back of the camera when packaged.

As shown below, tighten the two bolts with the wrench.

  • DEEP, LSR S, LSR L, PRO S, PRO M, and UHP-140:

    mount with bracket 1
  • NANO and PRO XS:

    mount with bracket 2

Mount through Threaded Holes on the Back

  • Please remove the camera bracket and heat-dissipation panel (LSR S only) before mounting.

  • When mounting LSR S using this method, ensure that the back of the camera is in close contact with a metal surface for heat dissipation, so that the camera does not overheat and malfunction.

As shown below, use the wrench to loosely screw on the bolts in the specified order, and then fully tighten all the bolts in the specified order.

  • DEEP, LSR S, LSR L, PRO S, PRO M, and UHP-140:

    mount with threaded holes 1
  • NANO and PRO XS:

    mount with threaded holes 2

Mount through Threaded Holes at the Top

Please remove the camera bracket before mounting.

As shown below, use the wrench to loosely screw on the bolts in the specified order, and then fully tighten all the bolts in the specified order.

  • LSR S and UHP-140:

    mount with threaded holes 3

Connect the Camera

connect the camera

Ethernet Cable and DC Power Cable

  • Ethernet cable: Insert the M12-A connector of the Ethernet cable into the ETH port on the camera, and insert the RJ45 connector into the Ethernet port on the IPC.

  • DC power cable: Insert the M12-A connector of the DC power cable into the DC 24V port on the camera.

When inserting the Ethernet cable and DC power cable:

  1. Align the bump in the connector with the notch in the port.

  2. Tighten the nut. The recommended tightening torque is 0.7 N·m. A gap of about 2 mm remains after the nut is fully tightened.

  • Network switch can be used to connect the camera and IPC.

  • Do not use expansion hubs. Otherwise, the network connection may become unstable, and data transmission may fail.

  • Supply power after all cables are fully connected. After power is supplied, the PWR indicator light should be solid green. If not, please contact Mech-Mind.

  • When mounting the camera onto a robot arm or other mobile equipment, please fasten the DC power and Ethernet cables on the camera end properly to avoid damaging the cables or connectors due to strain.

DIN rail power supply

  • Please prepare the AC power cable.

  • The instructions below apply to the DIN rail power supply provided by Mech-Mind. If you use your own DIN rail power supply, please refer to its user manual for connection instructions.

din rail connection

The AC power cable has three wires: L, N, and PE (pe).

The DC power cable has three wires: +V, -V and PE (pe).

When wiring the DIN rail power supply, wires of the power cable must be inserted to the corresponding input/output terminals.

  • Please mount the DIN rail power supply inside a control cabinet.

  • The DIN rail power supply or the DIN rail should be reliably grounded. If mounting multiple DIN rail power supplies on the same DIN rail, ensure enough distance in between.

  • Please use a single-phase, 3-prong power outlet with protective grounding for the AC power.

Maintenance

Cleaning

When cleaning the surface of the product, please use a clean soft cloth to gently wipe off the dust and debris. When cleaning the lenses, to avoid scratching, you can use a clean, soft lint-free cloth with lens cleaner or glass cleaner to carefully wipe the lenses.

  • Do not clean the camera with corrosive or volatile solvents such as alcohol, gasoline and kerosene. These substances may damage the exterior and internal structure of the camera.

  • Do not use a pressure washer gun or hose to spray and wash the product. Mech-Mind shall not be liable for any damage or loss caused by liquid damage to the product.

Storage

  • LSR S: The product is rated as IP67. The enclosure of the product can prevent dust and water from entering and affecting the functions of the product. Please avoid soaking the product in water or placing it outdoors for an extended period of time. When not using, please store the product in an indoor, dry, cool, and well ventilated place. The storage temperature of the product is -20–60°C.

  • Models other than LSR S: The product is rated as IP65. The enclosure of the product can prevent dust from entering and affecting the functions of the product. Please avoid soaking the product in water, installing it in a highly humid environment, or placing it outdoors for an extended period of time. When not using, please store the product in an indoor, dry, cool, and well ventilated place. The storage temperature of the product is -20–60°C.

  • Disconnect the camera from power when storing to avoid fire.

  • Do not point the lens directly at the sun or other intense light source. Intense light may cause the image sensor to deteriorate and produce white blur in images.

Disclaimer

It is strongly recommended to use the power supply and cables provided by Mech-Mind to ensure compliance with the safety and EMC standards. Mech-Mind shall not be liable for any issues caused by using the power supply and cables provided by a third party.

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