Miniature Computer-Controlled Pan/Tilt Unit


Model: FLIR PTU-E46-17
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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.

On-the-fly speed and position changes
Duty Cycle
Up to 100% duty cycle, or 3-5 million cycles
Pan Range
+/- 159° (+/- 180°with extended range mode enabled)
Tilt Range
-47° to +31° from level (78° range) with limits disabled for 80° down (111° range)
Connections & Communications
Control Protocols
DP (ASCII, Binary), Pelco-D
Host Interface
RS-232 (DB-9 female connector) RS-422/-485 (RJ-12connector), Ethernet
Control of multiple pan/tilt units from one or more host computers. Multi-drop RS-485 network using RJ-12.
Electrical & Mechanical
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
Environmental & Approvals
CE Mark and FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class A
100% relative humidity, non-condensing
Operating Temperature
-20°C to 60°C
Rated Payload
6 lb (2.72 kg)
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)
Export Restrictions

Export Restrictions

The information contained in this page pertains to a dual use product controlled for export by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Diversion contrary to US law is prohibited. US Department of Commerce authorization is not required prior to export or transfer to foreign persons or parties unless otherwise prohibited.

FLIR PTU E46 - Model: FLIR PTU-E46-17

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