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Registered in England No: 4264387

Registered Office:
10 The Bull Ring, Northwich,
Cheshire, CW9 5BS, UK.

Admin, Post & Delivery Address:
Kane Computing Ltd,
1 Verdin Street, Northwich,
Cheshire, CW9 7BX
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)1606351006
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Pan and Tilt Unit - Model PTU-D48E Series


  • Positions any payload: IP cameras, antennas, lasers
  • Smooth, repeatable motion and rigid design provides steady images in windy environments
  • Powerful command set supports real-time detection and tracking applications
  • Solid and vibration-tolerant for vehicle-mounted applications
  • Wide-range of speeds (< 0.006º/sec to 100º/sec)
  • Extremely precise positioning (0.006º) allows translating object positions to map coordinates accurately
  • Single connector for all video, control, power, Ethernet interfaces
  • Flexible payload mounting (top and/or side)
  • Integrated controller - no other electronics box required
  • Computer interface via RS-232/-422/-485 and Ethernet
  • Fully sealed for outdoor applications (IP67)
  • Slip-ring for 360º continuous pan
Ordering Info: Part No. See Below


The PTU-D48E 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-D48E 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-D48E. 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.




Max Payload Weight (nominal)
15 lbs.
10 lbs (side mount); 7 lbs (top mount)
Pan Position Resolution (°)

0.006° (with microstep)

0.006° (with microstep)
Tilt Position Resolution (°)
1.003° (with microstep)
1.003° (with microstep)
Min Pan Speed
0.006° / Sec.
0.006° / Sec.
Max Pan Speed
100° / Sec.
100° / Sec.
Min Tilt Speed
0.003° / Sec.
0.003° / Sec.
Max Tilt Speed
50° / Sec.
50° / Sec.
Pan Range
Nx360 continuous
Programmable up to +/-220° range / nx360 with slip ring option
Tilt Range
Programmable up to +30° to -90° from level (120° range)
~11 lbs
12.4 lbs with top bracket
10.46" (with top bracket)
11.51" (with top bracket)
Operating Voltage
Operating Temperature
-30°C to +70°C
-30°C to +70°C


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


  • Payload brackets – top, side, dual-side, top+side
  • Geo-Pointing Module
  • Slip-ring/payload pass-through wiring
  • Alternate colors/finishes

Related Products

  • PTU-5 (5 lb top mount; 6 lb total side mount, 120˚/s pan, 50˚/s tilt)
  • PTU-E46 (payload up to 9lb, 300°/sec or payload up to 9lbs, 60°/sec)
  • PTU-D46 (payload up to 9lbs, 300°/sec pan, 60°/sec tilt)
  • PTU-D47 (payload up to 12lbs, 300°/sec pan, 60°/sec tilt)
  • PTU-D100E (payload up to 25lbs, 120°/sec pan, 120°/sec tilt)
  • PTU-D300E (payload up to 90lbs, 50°/sec pan, 50°/sec tilt)
  • PTU-DGPM (geo-pointing module)
  • PTU-ISM (inertial stabilisation module)
  • PTU-SDK (software development kit for high-precision P&T units)
  • Framegrabbers (framegrabbers to get your images into your pc)
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Product Downloads

Datasheet D48E (PDF 487KB)
Datasheet D48E Configuration (PDF 969KB)


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