At my job we use cameras for checking parts that we make. A recurring problem I have is that the camera lenses keep loosening throughout the day due to small vibrations in the machine where they are mounted.
My question is this: Does anyone know of a way to secure the lenses to keep them from unthreading? Its been suggested a set screw but due to the location that would be difficult. It cant be permanent eg. a bead of superglue, because there could be a time in the future where adjustments need to be made.
it is threaded. it works itself about a half a turn loose per shift. Not a huge deal, just kind of a side project I'm working on. The environment is clean; there is a servo that makes a "log" rotate. It seems smooth, but must be vibrating a little. Just enough to slowly cause the lens to back off.
The focus and aperature have notches that keep them from moving, Its the entire lens assembly that's the problem. Its an array of 3 cameras, only 2 have an issue of this happening.
Its mounted with 1/4 -20 bolts into 80-20 aluminium. the lenses have no pin/bayonette/mechanism.