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.)
  • Rugged
  • 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

PTU-D46 Models

  D46-17 D46-70 D46-17P70T
  D46-17 D46-70 D46-17P70T
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.

More Information
Brand Teledyne
PTU Weight 3 lbs
PTU Max Tilt Speed 60° / Sec.
PTU Max Payload 9 lbs
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