FLIR PTU-5 High Performance Pan/Tilt

FLIR PTU-5 High Performance Pan/Tilt

FLIR PTU-5 High Performance Pan/Tilt

  • 5 lb. Top Mount Payload (6 lb. total side mount)
  • 0.1° Accuracy
  • 90° Tilt Range
  • 360° Continous Pan
  • 12-30 VDC
  • Lightweight 4.7 lb. (~2.1 kg)
  • Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.9 x 6 in (~158 x 125 x 153 mm)
  • IP67 Rated

Small, Lightweight, High-Performance Pan/Tilt

Standing only six inches tall when fully integrated, the new FLIR PTU-5 can hold up to five pounds on its top bracket, packing incredible performance into a compact package. Even with its small size the PTU-5 is more accurate than many other – more expensive – systems thanks to the absolute encoders used on the drive axes. Fully sealed and weatherproof rated to IP67, the PTU-5 can be used anywhere, even outdoors. By doing away with the separate controller box, and including a unique ability to home the axes without returning to zero, the PTU-5 is easy to set-up and has a fast start-up sequence. PTU-5 is the lightweight, low-cost, easy to integrate pan/tilt solution demanding OEM integrators have been looking for.


Turn on and track moving targets in seconds

• Absolute encoders ensure accuracy and repeatability to 0.1°
and provide robust reliability
• Pan speeds up to 150 degrees per second
• Fast start-up time – reset complete less than 5 seconds after power on
• High holding torque – doesn’t droop on power off


Lightweight, MIL-spec system for harsh environments

• 4.9(w) x 6.2(h) x 6(d) inches, with integrated micro controller; no extra box needed
• 4.7 lb total weight
• Small swept volume of 0.17 ft3 with no external motor cable
• Weatherproof, IP67 certified


Flexibility for a wide range of applications and sensors

• Shares common firmware with other FLIR PTUs
• Simple cabling – connects directly to power and host PC
• Slip ring enables continuous rotation with no external cables to payload
• Top or side bracket options - supports 5 lb top-mounted

Pan/Tilt Performance
Rated Payload 5 lb top mount; 6 lb total side mount
Resolution 0.05˚
Accuracy 0.05˚
Pan/Tilt Features
Tilt Range +/- 90˚ (side mount only)
Pan Range 360˚ continuous pan
Min Pan Speed 0.05˚/s
Day/Night Delay Adjustment Yes
Min Tilt Speed 0.05˚/s
Max Pan Speed 120˚/s
Max Tilt Speed 50˚/s
Duty Cycle 100%
Acceleration/Deceleration Programmable
Power Requirements
Input Voltage 12-30 VDC
Power Consumption (measured at 30 VDC) 40 W peak, 20 W average, 5 W no motion
Connections & Communications
Host Interface RS-485, Ethernet (TCP/IP or web page)
Networking RS-485
Control Protocols FLIR ASCII, Binary, Pelco-D
Weight 4.7 lb (~2.1 kg)
Dimensions 6.2 x 4.9 x 6 in (~158 x 125 x 153 mm)
Swept Volume 0.17 cubic feet, with no external motor cable
Payload Mounting Single top mount or dual side
PTU Mounting 4 bolt pattern
Packaging & Enviromental
Operating Tempature -20˚C to +60˚C
Humidity IEC 60945, 93% humidity at 40˚C
Dust/Sand (Operating) IP67
Color/Finish Gray fine texture semi-gloss