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The PTU-E46 is a family of miniature pan-tilt units that provide accurate real-time positioning of cameras, lasers, antenna, or other small to medium payloads.
The PTU-E46 family of miniature pan/tilt units provide fast, precise positioning in an extremely small and lightweight package. They are fully computer-controlled and offer programmability of speed, acceleration, power, and other parameters. The included controller, with built-in RS-232, Ethernet, and RS-485 interfaces, handles precise kinematic motion control according to user-set parameters. The PTU-E46 units accept ASCII and binary command formats and is networkable. Commands can be sent at high speeds for demanding applications, such as laser scanning and video tracking.
Precise control of position, speed, and acceleration at low cost
Simple to use from any RS-232 terminal or web browser
Small form factor (<5.2” tall and <3 lb)
Single DC power input suited for battery operation
Rigid worm gear design
no belts/pulleys· ASCII command mode for simplicity; binary commands available for high-performance
Built-in Ethernet interface (web or TCP/IP)
Built-in geo-pointing (GPM)
Increased command rates
PTU-SDK (software development kit) supported
Backwards compatible with D46
Payload brackets (top, side)
International AC/DC Power Supply
Weatherization for outdoor use
Nodal (gimbal) - payload aligned to motion axes
|Rated Payload||6 lb (2.72 kg)||9 lb (4.08 kg)||9 lb (4.08 kg)|
|Max. Unloaded Speed||300º/second||60º/second||Pan: 300º/second
|Resolution||0.013º||0.003º||Pan: 0.013º Tilt: 0.003º|
|Tilt Range||-47º to +31º from level (78º range)
with limits disabled for 80º down (111º range)
|Pan Range||+/- 159º (+/- 180º with extended range mode enabled)|
|Min. Pan Speed||<min. resolution>/second|
|Min. Tilt Speed||<min. resolution>/second|
|Duty Cycle||Up to 100% Duty Cycle, or 3-5 million cycles|
|Acceleration/Deceleration||On-the-fly speed and position changes|
|Input Voltage||12-30 VDC unregulated (fastest performance and torque @ 30 VDC)|
(Measured at 30 VDC)
|13 W continuous peak (full power mode)
6 W continuous peak (low power mode)
1 W continuous peak (holding power off mode)
|Connections & Communications|
|Host Interface||RS-232 (DB-9 female connector) RS-422/-485 (RJ-12connector), Ethernet|
|Networking||Control of multiple pan/tilt units from one or more host computers.
Multi-drop RS-485 network using RJ-12.
|Control Protocols||DP (ASCII, Binary), Pelco-D|
|PTU Weight||3 lb|
|PTU Dimensions||3” (h) × 5.13” (w) × 4.25” (d)|
|Payload Mounting||Hole for 1/4-20 screw standard.
Camera mounting plate removes for easy customizing.
|PTU Mounting||Bottom or front 1/4-20 mounting|
|Controller Weight||8 oz|
|Controller Dimensions||1.25” (h) × 3.25” (w) × 4.5” (d)|
|Packaging & Environmental|
|Operating Temperature*||-20ºC to 60ºC|
|Humidity||100% relative humidity, non-condensing|
|Dust/Sand (Operating)||Sustained exposure to blowing dust/sand|
|EMI||CE Mark and FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class A|
|*Reduced Speeds may be required for low temperature operation.|