FLIR D100 E Pan-Tilt Motion Control System

FLIR D100 E Pan-Tilt Motion Control System

FLIR D100 E Pan-Tilt Motion Control System

Product Highlights
  • Payloads to 25 lbs
  • Top or Dual side mounts
  • 360-continuous pan rotation
  • Tilt position resolution down to 0.0075°
  • Pan/tilt speeds up to 120° / Sec.
  • Small form-factor
  • Wide range DC voltage input
  • Ethernet, RS-232 & RS-485
  • IP67 Rated

Midsize, Programmable, Rugged Pan/Tilt Unit

The PTU-D100 E Series supports any type of single or multi-part payload through a flexible bracketing system of top and/or side mounting. It has been designed to be simple to integrate. The PTU-D100 E Series is an open platform that provides the flexibility needed while minimizing your development and integration effort.

The PTU-D100 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. The real-time command interface supports advanced applications such as video tracking.

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.


  • Flexible payload mounting for all antenna types
  • Large payload capacity to 25 Lbs
  • Extremely precise positioning (to 0.0075° with microstep)
  • Wide range of pan speeds 0.0075°/sec to 120° for smooth, precise control
  • 360-continuous pan
  • Precise, real-time control of position, speed and acceleration
  • Rigid worm gear design (no belts/pulleys) provides steady positioning in windy environments
  • Solid and vibration-tolerant for vehicle-mounted applications
  • 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

Pan/Tilt Performance

Side Mount

Top Mount

Max Payload1 25 lb 15 lb
Pan Speed Range2 0.0075°/sec – 120°/sec 0.0075°/sec – 120°/sec
Tilt Speed Range2 0.0075°/sec – 120°/sec 0.0075°/sec – 120°/sec
Resolution – Pan 0.0075° (with microstep) 0.0075° (with microstep)
Resolution – Tilt 0.0075° (with microstep) 0.0075° (with microstep)

Pan/Tilt Features

Tilt Range Programmable up to +30° to -90° from level (120° range) (up to +/-90° with side mount if specified at time of order)
Pan Range Programmable up to +/- 168° or 360° continuous
100% Duty Cycle High duty-cycle, or 3-5 million cycles
Acceleration/Deceleration Programmable, 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
(Measured at 30 VDC)
33.0W (Low move power mode), 45.0W (Regular move power mode) 63.0W (High move power mode), 3.3W (Hold power off mode)

Connections & Communications

Base Connectors PRIMARY: 32-pin (MIL-C-26482). Includes: PTU-Power (3c) - 9-30 VDC + shield PTU-Control RS-232/-422/-485/Ethernet (4c) pan/tilt configuration/ control Payload Signals (9-13c)
Payload Signal Pass-Through 19-pin (MIL-C-26482) includes: Power (2c): 50 VDC max @ 3 A max Video (4c): 2x Video, Serial/Aux (3-6c): RS-232/-422/-485 High-Speed Pass-Through (4c): capable of 10baseTCustom: various (optional)
Computer Controls RS-232, RS-485/422, Ethernet
Control Protocols DP (ASCII, Binary), Pelco-D (option), Nexus-compatible


PTU Weight < 20 lb (with top bracket)
PTU Dimensions Pan/Tilt Only: 12.56” (h) × 7.92” (w) × 8.2” (d) (without bracket)
Payload Mounting Single/dual-side mount, top mount
PTU Mounting Pedestal
Material Machined & cast aluminum

Packaging & Environmental

Standards IP67 Certified
Operating Temperature3 -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; 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 Over-the-top payload assumes COG < 6” from tilt axis; over the side payload assumes balanced COG.
2. Maximum speed may depend on exact payload inertia and input voltage.
3. Reduced speeds may be required for low temperature operation