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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 Krystian Bajek ★★★★★ a month ago
    I have nothing but good things to say about working with Meridian Laboratory. The quality of their product and service is … More top notch. It's always a pleasure to work with Vance.
    Highly recommend!
  • Avatar Kyle Paris ★★★★★ a month ago
    Extremely helpful customer service! Any time I reach out I can consistently expect a reply within the day and my questions … More are always answered. Not to mention that the product works very well. The whole process of working with Meridian has been a pleasure!
  • Avatar Boris Shneyder ★★★★★ in the last week
    I am a plant support welding engineer and found these guys through a google search. I reached out and quickly received technical … More support with specking out the proper rotary ground and direction on making modifications on my automated rotating welding application. We were burning up bearings and replacing them every 3 months. After installing the rotary grounds, lathes have been running for close to a year with no need for calibration or bearing replacement. The payback is less than 8 months and will annually save $35K in bearings, downtime for lathe calibration and bearing greasing.
    Again, the technical support was critical and the guys are easy to work with.
    Boris

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