Pan-Tilt Unit-D100 Models

The PTU-D100 is a family of mid-size pan-tilt units that provide accurate real-time positioning of cameras, lasers, antenna, or other payloads up to 25 lbs. The PTU-D100E model family are fully weatherized, offer continuous pan rotation, integrated controller, internal wiring for payload signals, and are designed for harsh environments in fixed and mobile applications. The E Series models offer integral Ethernet/web interface, programmable ranges of motion, and improved motion control fidelity.

  • Fully weatherized (IP67)
  • Continuous pan rotation with internal wiring
  • Light weight (18.5 lbs)
  • Rugged
  • High Duty Cycles
  • Ideal for fixed or mobile applications
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PTU-D100 Model Family Description

The PTU-D100E model family of mid-sized computer-controlled pan-tilts are designed for a wide range of outdoor fixed and mobile applications. They are compact, light weight (18.5 lbs), and rugged and offer an off-the-shelf solution for positioning of any type of small sensor or other payload.

The E Series models offer integral Ethernet/web interface, programmable ranges of motion, and improved motion control fidelity. For more information on E-Series models, click here.

The PTU-D100E models utilize stepper motors with an asymmetrical worm-gear design. The body of the pan-tilt is constructed from machined aluminum and provides very rigid, repeatable positioning. The controller is fully integrated and the units provide a single weatherized mil-style connector for power, pan-tilt and payload signals.

Payloads can be mounted on the sides and/or top (multiple bracket configurations available).

The inertial stabilization module (ISM ) configuration uses an integrated gyro to actively control the pan-tilt to maintain the current pointing angle. This provides for improved camera images and communications links to be maintained from moving platforms including ground vehicles, boats, and aircraft. A real-time control interface is available through the ISM to support user joystick control, tracking and other applications in stabilized mode.

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. Geo-pointing allows units to be aimed with a latitude, longitude, altitude location. Geo-pointing is built into all E-Series models.

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
Fully sealed, weatherized design (IP67); Wide temperature ranges. Reliable harsh weather operation
D100-E D100-E ISM D100-E EX
D100E D100E-ISM D100E-EX
Max Payload (Lbs.) 25 20 25
Position Resolution (°)* 0.0075 0.0075 0.0075
Max Speed (°/Sec) 120 120 120/50
Payload Pass-throughs 9-17 9-17 9-17
Weight (Lbs.) 20.2 21 20.2
Stabilization No Yes No
Features Ethernet, programmable motion ranges Ethernet, programmable motion ranges
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* 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.