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Meridian Laboratory Custom Solution Reduces NASCAR Video Camera Vibrations

ROTOCON improves Camera

The choice manufacturer and integrator of high-end, in-car video cameras used by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) for live video transmission and recording was challenged to create a new generation of more vibration-free cameras.

Challenge

The choice manufacturer and integrator of high-end, in-car video cameras used by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) for live video transmission and recording was challenged to create a new generation of more vibration-free cameras. After experimenting with many types of natural and synthetic rubbers, plastics and urethanes to isolate and minimize vibration, the manufacturer could not achieve desired results using standard, off-the-shelf parts.

Solution

Working with Meridian Laboratory, the manufacturer was surprised to learn of quick and cost-effective tooling that Meridian could customize to fit its exact needs. With Meridian Laboratory’s engineering support, and the ability to specify the exact tolerances/dimensions of the customer’s proposed solution, a custom polyurethane ML6 vibration isolation mount was created to meet the demands. The manufacturer could then design a solution useable on new and existing equipment, minimizing the need for any design changes to cameras already in the field, while maximizing performance.

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  • Avatar Alex Charters ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I contacted Meridian Laboratory to obtain a slip ring for my Undergraduate Senior Capstone project. The project required … More a slip ring capable of highspeed data transfer with very little noise to drive an LED bar on a fan to generate images. Sven Krause was very knowledgeable and responsive and helped me figure out what product I needed. He even managed to get the slip ring donated to our team and had great advice on how to integrate it into our project. The project was a huge success thanks to Meridian Laboratory.
  • Avatar Max Thorne ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I had a great experience working with Vance Nelson on a batch of custom polyurethane wheels. He provided fantastic design … More and material property advice related to my application and was able to deliver high quality wheels in a fast time frame at a reasonable price. I'd highly recommend working with Vance and Meridian Lab in the future
  • Avatar Andrew Diles ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I've had the pleasure of working with Meridian Laboratory for the past couple of years, and they have revolutionized … More our product with the parts they created for us. Not only did they create the part, they also gave us advice on which type of material to use, and the combination of those two things has helped us be more efficient and productive.
    Vance has been helpful at every turn, and I look forward to working with him and the team at Meridian Laboratory more in the future. They do superb work.

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