FLIR PTU-D47 Micro Pan-Tilt Motion Control System

FLIR PTU-D47 Micro Pan-Tilt Motion Control System

FLIR PTU-D47 Micro Pan-Tilt Motion Control System

Product Highlights
  • Payloads to 12 lbs
  • Small form-factor (<6.5" tall)
  • Under 5.4 lbs
  • Tilt position resolution of 0.003° (with microstep)
  • Pan speeds up to 300° / Sec.
  • Wide range DC voltage input

Fully-Integrated, Computer-Controlled Positioning

The PTU-D47 computer-controlled pan/tilt is compact, lightweight, versatile, and field-proven across hundreds of applications. It offers a low-cost, offthe-shelf solution for positioning camera, laser, antenna, or other payloads up to 12 pounds. It features a fully-integrated, mil-style controller with a single weatherized connection for power and pan/tilt control, as well as payload signal management (optional) in outdoor fixed and mobile applications. The side-mount bracket allows positioning payloads for a lower center-of-gravity, and for mounting multiple payloads (top and side).


  • Positions any payload: IP cameras, antennas, lasers
  • Smooth, repeatable motion provides steady images in windy environments
  • Solid and vibration-tolerant for vehicle-mounted applications
  • Rigid worm gear design; no belts/pulleys
  • High holding torque (no sag when powered off)
  • Wide range of pan speeds (< 0.01º/sec. to 300º/sec.)
  • Extremely precise positioning (0.01º) allows translating object positions map coordinates accurately
  • Integrated controller – no other electronics box required
  • Flexible payload mounting (top and/or side)
  • Single connector for all video, control, power interfaces
  • Precise control of position, speed, and acceleration
  • Simple control from host computer via RS-232/-485
  • Fully sealed for outdoor/marine applications (IP66)
  • CE Mark certification


  • Geo-Pointing Module: powerful command set supports real-time detection and tracking applications including absolute angle, relative angle, velocity control, geo-pointing (lat/lon); continuous velocity control
  • Ethernet/IP Interface Module
  • Payload wiring: flying leads from base to payload
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PTU User Manual 1.0
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D47 Manual
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Pan/Tilt Performance

Side Mount

Max Payload1 12 lb
Pan Speed Range2 300º/second
Tilt Speed Range 60º/second
Resolution – Pan 0.013º
Resolution – Tilt 0.003º

Pan/Tilt Features

Tilt Range -47º to +31º from level (78º range)
Pan Range +/- 159º (+/- 180º with extended range mode)
Min. Pan Speed .003º/second (with microstepping)
Min. Tilt Speed .013º/second
Duty Cycle Up to 100% duty cycle, or 3-5 million cycles
Acceleration/Deceleration On-the-fly speed and position changes

Power Requirements

Input Voltage Unregulated 12-30 VDC (fastest performance & torque @ 30 VDC)
Power Consumption 13 W continuous peak (full power mode) 6 W continuous peak (low power mode (default) 1 W continuous peak (holding power off mode)

Connections & Communications

Base Connectors Power (2c): 30 VDC max. @ 2 A max.
Video (2c) Communications (4c): RS-232/-422
Payload Signal Pass-Through Power (2c): 30 VDC max. @ 3 A max.
Video (4c): 2x Video or 1x Ethernet (10baseT)
Other (2c): 30 VDC max. @ 1 A max.
Computer Controls RS-232 standard; Built-in multi-drop RS-485 networking
Control Protocols DP (ASCII, Binary)


PTU Weight 5.38 lb (2.44 kg)
PTU Dimensions 6.493” (h) × 8.397” (w) × 5.27” (d)
Payload Mounting Side and/or top
PTU Mounting Pedestal
Material Machined aluminum

Packaging & Environmental

Standards Designed to IP66
Operating Temperature3 -20ºC to 60ºC
Humidity 100% relative humidity, non-condensing
Dust/Sand (Operating) Sustained exposure to blowing dust/sand
Wind/Rain/Fog IP66
Color/Finish Black anodized
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 Side-mounted payload assumes COG < 1” from tilt axis.
2 Unloaded. Maximum speed may depend on exact payload configuration and dynamics.
3 Reduced speeds may be required for low temperature operation