Lid Mechanism

Author: Martin Sternberg

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Published on IPQ website: 11 February 2015

Flir Lid mechanism

Background: When a detector/sensor is in a hazardous/dirty environment it needs a lid to protect its window/lens.

Fig1_FLIR

Problem: The hazardous/dirty environment can make the lid jam or function poorly. The lid also makes the camera larger, see fig 1

Fig2_FLIR

Solution: Make a round camera were a vertical motor drives the lid, see fig 2.

Advantages over current methods: This solution makes the lid less likely to jam. The camera can be made smaller.

Lid Mechanism.pdf