FLIR PTU-E46 Micro Pan-Tilt Motion Control System

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FLIR PTU-E46 Micro Pan-Tilt Motion Control System

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.

  • Compact (3" tall)
  • Light Weight (3 lbs.)
  • Rugged
  • High Duty Cycles
  • Built-in Ethernet/Web IP interface for easy configuration, control, and diagnostics 
  • Pelco-D support 
  • Integrated geo-pointing (GPM) support 
  • Compatible with the PTU Software Development Kit (PTU-SDK) 
  • Higher command rates with lower latency and jitter


Miniature Computer-Controlled Pan/Tilt Unit

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

Pelco-D 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

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PTU User Manual 1.0
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PTU E46 Datasheet
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PTU E46 User Manual
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Pan/Tilt Performance PTU-E46-17 PTU-E46-70 PTU-E46-17P70T
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
Tilt: 60º/second
Resolution 0.013º 0.003º Pan: 0.013º Tilt: 0.003º
Pan/Tilt Features
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
Power Requirements
Input Voltage 12-30 VDC unregulated (fastest performance and torque @ 30 VDC)
Power Consumption
(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
Color/Finish Black anodized
EMI CE Mark and FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class A
  *Reduced Speeds may be required for low temperature operation.