The PTU-D46 is a family of miniature pan-tilt units that provide accurate real-time positioning of cameras, lasers, antenna, or other small to medium payloads.
- Compact (~ 4" tall)
- Light Weight (3 lbs.)
- High Duty Cycles
"D" series has been replaced with the "E" series.
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The PTU-D46 model family of miniature, computer-controlled pan-tilts are versatile and field-proven across 100's of applications. They are extremely compact and light weight and offer an off-the-shelf solution for positioning of any type of small sensor or other payload.
The PTU-D46 models utilize stepper motors with an asymmetrical worm-gear design. The body of the pan-tilt is machined aluminum and provides very rigid, repeatable positioning. The payload mounting bracket includes a 1/4 20 bolt for simple attachment to standard cameras and other devices. The base includes multiple mount points including 1/4 20 threaded hole for tripod mount.
The separate controller (4"x3"x1") can be located up to 56' away from the head. Both RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces are provided on the PTU-D46 Controller. An optional side-mount bracket allows positioning payloads for a lower center-of-gravity, and for mounting multiple payloads (top and side).
The built-in command set offers both ASCII and binary formats. This command set supports real-time control at up to 60 commands/second with very low and predictable latencies. The rich command set provides fine-grained control of position (absolute and relative), velocity, acceleration and other unit functions. The RS-485 interface supports multi-drop networking of up to 127 devices. The optional Geo-Pointing Module also provides an Ethernet/IP interface for control of the pan-tilt units. The Extended I/O option allows a trackball to be connected directly to the pan-tilt unit for direct control without a computer.
Features & Benefits
|Feature||Benefit to OEM's and Systems Integrators|
|Complete and proven control interface; Flexible mounting for single and multi-part payloads; Built-in RS-232/485||Reduce development/integration time|
|Proven system component; headroom for broad feature set||Minimize technical risk|
|High level, full-featured real-time command protocol||Speed time to market|
|Low-cost, off-the-shelf solution readily available; Fast integration with other system elements||Minimize development cost|
|Rugged design; Supports 100% duty cycles||Lower cost of operation|
|Max Payload (lbs.)||6||9||9|
|Position Resolution (°)*||0.01||0.003||0.01/0.003 (pan/tilt)|
|Max Speed (°/Sec)||300||60||300/60|
* Pan-tilts support 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 microstep modes as well as autostep mode, all software configurable. Quoted resolutions are for 1/8 step mode. Firmware default is 1/2 step. Torque and speeds are somewhat reduced at 1/4 and 1/8 step modes.
|PTU Weight||3 lbs|
|PTU Max Tilt Speed||60° / Sec.|
|PTU Max Payload||9 lbs|