Pan-Tilt Unit-D300 E Series GigE

Pan-Tilt Unit-D300 E Series GigE

Pan-Tilt Unit-D300 E Series GigE

The PTU-D300 E-Series GigE is a precision pan/tilt designed for extreme performance on demanding applications. It provides high-speed, accurate positioning of camera, laser, antenna, or other payloads up to 70 pounds,

  • Payloads to 70 pounds
  • Integrated slip-ring for 360-continuous pan rotation
  • Gigabit Ethernet to the payload
  • Software configurable pass through lines
  • Small form factor
  • Under 29 pounds

Large, Multi-Payload, Durable Pan/Tilt Unit with Gigabit Ethernet pass through and configurable I/O

The PTU-D300 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-D300 E Series is an open platform that provides the flexibility needed while minimizing your development and integration effort.

The PTU-D300 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 update to the D300 E Series family, the D300E-GigE offers Gigabit Ethernet pass through to the payload, and configurable I/O, making integration with high speed payloads even easier.


  • Large payload capacity to 70 Lbs - or 90 Lbs with EX gearing
  • Extremely precise positioning (to 0.0064° with microstep), or 0.003° with EX gearing
  • Wide range of pan speeds 0.0064°/sec to 50° or 22° with EX gearing for smooth, precise control
  • 360-continuous pan
  • Gigabit Ethernet pass through
  • Software-configurable payload wiring
  • 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 available
  • Geo-pointing built in

Pan/Tilt Performance

Side Mount

Top Mount

Max Payload1 70 lb (31.7 kg) 35 lb (15.8 kg)
Pan Speed Range2 0.0064°/sec – 50°/sec 0.0064°/sec – 50°/sec
Tilt Speed Range2 0.0064°/sec – 50°/sec 0.0064°/sec – 50°/sec
Resolution – Pan 0.0064° (with microstep) 0.0064° (with microstep)
Resolution – Tilt 0.0064° (with microstep) 0.0064° (with microstep)

Pan/Tilt Features

Tilt Range Programmable up to +30° to -90° from upright (120° range)
(up to +/-90° with side mount , if specified at time of order.)
Pan Range Programmable up to +/- 168° or 360° continuous
Duty Cycle Up to 100% 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 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 (11c) - RS-232/-422/-485/Ethernet (4c) pan/tilt
configuration/control Payload Signals (9-12c)
Payload Signal Pass-Through

Power (2c): 30 VDC max @3A max
Shield (1c)
Video (4c)
Other (4c): 30 VDC max @ 1A max
Gigabit Ethernet Pass-Through (8c)

Computer Controls RS-232, RS-485/422, Ethernet
Control Protocols DP (ASCII, Binary), Pelco-D (option), Nexus-compatible


PTU Weight 28 lb (12.7 kg) (Standard bracket: 1.25 lb
PTU Dimensions 13.01”(h) × 7.07”(w) × 8.53”(d) Note: side cover panel dimension increased by 1.5mm. CAD model available
Payload Mounting Single/dual-side mount, top mount
PTU Mounting Pedestal
Material 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 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 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