A compact convenient assembly of the LPMS-IG1 IMU sensor and an ART SmartTrack 3 can be achieved with our Slide Holder. This holder allows mounting the IG1 on top of the SmartTrack, giving a tight relation between the two and a simple system calibration. This page discusses the assembly.
The picture below shows the parts used in this guide, and you should have received them from LP-Research as part of your LPVR-DUO package. You will also need a standard cross-head (Phillips) screwdriver.
Parts assembled in this guide. Top: ART SmartTrack 3. Bottom left: Slide Holder with roundhead screws inserted, two countersunk screws. Bottom Right: LPMS-IG1.
In the first step we will screw the countersunk screws into the screw holes at the top of the SmartTrack.
Insert the countersunk screws and screw them in loosely leaving space for the slide holder to move. We will pull these screws tight in a later step. If any of the additional screw holes are covered, please remove the covers to ensure a tight fit.
Screws inserted into SmartTrack, other screwholes cleared
With the screws inserted we can slide the slide holder into position. The next picture illustrates the correct orientation. The holes are oriented such that after turning the upper part of the holder towards the viewer, the screws will fit into the large holes and the holder slides away from the viewer.
We are now ready to slide the holder into position by pushing it towards the back of the SmartTrack. If it doesn’t move freely, be sure to loosen the screws to create enough space under the heads.
Once the holder is in place, the screws can be tightened. This finalizes the position of the holder and fixes the necessary calibration values for the LPVR-DUO driver configuration.
In the last step, the IG1 IMU is placed on the slide holder, four screws are inserted and tightened in each corner of the sensor. Please place the sensor such that the M12 Connector points towards the back to facilitate simple cabling. This will also match the default settings of the driver, so that preliminary tests can be performed without calibrating the system.
The final assembly will look similar to the following picture.