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FLIR D48E Pan-Tilt Motion Control System

FLIR D48E Pan-Tilt Motion Control System

SKU#: D48E‐SS‐SS‐000‐SS

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FLIR D48E Pan-Tilt Motion Control System

SKU#: D48E‐SS‐SS‐000‐SS

Quick Overview

Product Highlights

  • Payloads to 15 lbs

  • Top or Dual side mounts

  • 360-continuous pan rotation option

  • Tilt position resolution of 0.003°

  • Pan speeds up to 100° / Sec.

  • Wide range DC voltage input

  • Ethernet, RS-232 & RS-485

  • IP67 Rated

Availability: Available


Compact, Precise, Extremely Rugged Pan/Tilt Units

The PTU-D48 E Series supports any type of single or multi-part payload through a flexible bracketing system of top and/or side mounting. The real-time command interface supports advanced applications such as video tracking.
The PTU-D48 E Series has been proven in a wide range of mission-critical applications for positioning of cameras, lasers, antennas, or other instruments in both fixed and mobile environments. It is designed for high duty cycles and reliable operation 24/7 in harsh all-weather environments. The low parts count, and highly integrated design provides unsurpassed system reliability.
The latest evolution of FLIR pan-tilts incorporates a powerful 32-bit core electronics platform and real-time operating system to deliver superior motion control fidelity and improve performance.


  • Large payload capacity to 15 Lbs
  • Extremely precise positioning (to 0.006° with microstep)
  • Wide range of pan speeds 0.006°/sec to 100° for smooth, precise control
  • 360-continuous pan (with slip-ring option)
  • Precise, real-time control of position, speed and acceleration
  • Rigid worm gear design (no belts/pulleys) provides steady positioning in windy environments
  • Integrated Ethernet and Web interfaces
  • Increased command rates, reduced jitter
  • Advanced microstep control


  • Payload brackets (top, side)
  • Alternate colors/finishes
  • Inertial stabilization
  • Geo-pointing built in

Additional Information

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View File PTU-D48-Config-Guide Size: (1.69 MB)
View File PTU-D48-Datasheet Size: (248.55 KB)
View File PTU_Key_Factors Size: (300.81 KB)
View File D48 E User Manual Size: (1.94 MB)
View File D48E ISM Config Guide Size: (517.47 KB)
View File E Series Command Reference Size: (1.34 MB)

Pan/Tilt Performance

Side Mount

Top Mount

Max Payload 15 lb 10 lb
Pan Speed Range1 0.006°/sec – 100°/sec 0.006°/sec – 100°/sec
Tilt Speed Range 0.003°/sec – 50°/sec 0.003°/sec – 50°/sec
Resolution – Pan 0.006° 0.006°
Resolution – Tilt 0.003° 0.003°

Pan/Tilt Features

Tilt Range Programmable up to +30° to -90° from level (120° range)
Pan Range Programmable up to +/-188° range, nx360° with slip-ring option
Duty Cycle Up to 100% duty cycle
Acceleration/Deceleration On-the-fly speed and position changes

Power Requirements

Input Voltage Unregulated 12-30 VDC (fastest performance & torque @ 30 VDC)

Input Protection

Over-voltage/over-current protection meets MIL-STD-1275D
Power Consumption 19.8W (Low move power mode), 26.4W (Regular move power mode) 34.5W (High move power mode), 3.3W (Hold power off mode)

Connections & Communications

Base Connectors PRIMARY: Connector: 32-pin (MIL-C-26482) Includes: PTU-Power (3c) - 12-30 VDC + shield PTU-Control (7c) - RS-232 (3c) and RS-485/-422 (4c) Ethernet (4c) pan/tilt configuration/control Payload Pass-Through (9-12c)
Payload Signal Pass-Through Power (2c): 30 VDC max. @ 3 A Video-1 (2c): NTSC/PAL/RS-170 Video-2 (2c): NTSC/PAL/RS-170 High-Speed Pass-Through (4c): capable of 10baseT Other (3c): 30 VDC max. @ 1 A Connector: 19-pin (MIL-C-26402)
Computer Controls RS-232, RS-485/422, Ethernet
Control Protocols DP (ASCII, Binary), Pelco-D (option), Nexus-compatible


PTU Weight < 12 lbs (not including brackets)
PTU Dimensions 10.46” (h) × 6.84” (w) × 5.45” (d) (with top bracket)
Payload Mounting Side and/or top
PTU Mounting Pedestal
Material Machined aluminum

Packaging & Environmental

Standards IP67 Certified
Operating Temperature2 -30°C to 70°C (no heaters)
Humidity 100% relative humidity, non-condensing
Ice (Operating) Sustained operation with 0.25” ice buildup
Dust/Sand (Operating) Sustained exposure to blowing dust/sand
Wind/Rain/Fog IP67
Salt Spray MIL-810G Salt Spray
Color/Finish Black anodized and powder-coated; custom colors/finishes available
Shock/Vibration Certifications MIL-STD-810G Method 514.6 Vibration, Method 516.6 Drop Test, Method 516.6 Shock
EMI CE Mark and FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class A

1 Unloaded. Maximum speed may depend on exact payload configuration and input voltage.
2 Reduced speeds may be required for low temperature operation