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KCL Line 3

Federation of Small Businesses

Pan and Tilt Unit - Model PTU-D48 Series




  • Rugged weatherised design for outdoor use
  • Small form factor
  • Solid and vibration tolerant
  • Single connector for all video, control, power
  • Flexible payload mounting (top and/or side)
  • Integrated controller with single cable connection
  • Precise control of position, speed and acceleration from host computer via Rs-232/485
  • CE mark certified
  • Single DC power input
Ordering Info: Part No. See Below


The PTU-D48 model family of compact computer-controlled pan-tilts are designed for a wide range of outdoor fixed and mobile applications. They are extremely compact, light weight, and rugged and offer an off-the-shelf solution for positioning of any type of small sensor or other payload.

The PTU-D48 models utilize stepper motors with an asymmetrical worm-gear design. The body of the pan-tilt is machined aluminum and provides very rigid, repeatable positioning. The controller is fully integrated and the units provide a single weatherized mil-style connector for power, pan-tilt and payload signals.

Both RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces are provided and Ethernet is available with the PTU-D48-E. Payloads can be mounted on the side and/or top (multiple bracket configurations available).

The built-in command set offers both ASCII and binary formats. This command set supports real-time control at very high command rates with very low and predictable latencies. The rich command set provides fine-grained control of position (absolute and relative), velocity, acceleration and other unit functions. The optional Geo-Pointing Module provides a geo-pointing functionality for the units.

The PTU-D48 Series has been replaced by PTU-D48E.


Max Payload (Lbs.)
15 lbs.
Position Resolution (°)

0.006° (with microstep)

Tilt Resolution (°)
0.003° (with microstep)
Min Pan Speed
0.006° / Sec.
Max Pan Speed
100° / Sec.
Min Tilt Speed
0.003° / Sec.
Max Tilt Speed

50° / Sec.

Pan Range
+/- 220°
Tilt Range
Weight (Lbs.)
9.3 lbs
Operating Voltage
Operating Temperature
-30°C to +70°C


  • Security & Surveillance
  • Intelligent Video Surveillance (IVS)
  • Antenna positioning
  • Tracking
  • Robotics & computer vision
  • Laser ranging
  • Outdoor webcams


  • Payload pass-through wiring


  • Breakout cable
  • Power supply

Related Products

  • PTU-5 (5 lb top mount; 6 lb total side mount, 120˚/s pan, 50˚/s tilt)
  • PTU-D46 (payload up to 6lbs, 300°/sec or payload up to 9lbs, 60°/sec)
  • PTU-D47 (payload up to 12lbs, 300°/sec pan, 60°/sec tilt)
  • PTU-D100 (intelligent pan and tilt unit, payload 25lbs, 90°/sec pan, 90°/sec tilt)
  • PTU-D300 (payload up to 35lbs, 50°/sec top mount, 70lbs, 50°/sec side mount)
  • PTU-DGPM (geo-pointing module)
  • PTU-DCJ (joystick controller)
  • PTU-ISM (inertial stabilisation module)
  • PTU-CPI (C language programmers interface)
  • Framegrabbers (framegrabbers to get your images into your pc)
KCL Line 2

Product Downloads

Datasheet D48-E (PDF 487KB)
Datasheet D48 (PDF 196KB)


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