EVT has announced the EyeProtect housing, providing all-round protection for industrial cameras. The desired protection class and type can be reached with this housing. The protection class (class I to III) is important because it specifies the protection against contact. The protection type (IP XX) specifies the protection against the infiltration of particulate material and liquids.
EyeProtect provides up to IP67 and the housing is therefore dust-proof and protects the camera inside in case it gets submerged under water.
The housing can be modularly extended. It is available in three different diameters – in sizes S, M, L (available inner diameter from 29 mm up to 85 mm). And also the length of EyeProtect can be adjusted. The minimum size is 100 mm and that can be extended in steps of 25 mm. Therefore an IDS camera has enough space as well as cameras from Baumer, Dalsa, The Imaging Source, etc.
Besides the flexible diameter and length, the customer can also select between M12 connectors and a PG cable gland for the connection between the camera inside and the connectors on the back of the housing, where it gets the power and network connection. The optional version has a M12 connector, whereas the default version of the housing has a PG cable gland. This is a device designed to attach and secure the end of a cable to the equipment.