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Precision Pan/Tilt Unit

 A high-precision, high-speed pan/tilt unit is available on all robots. The DPPTU pan/tilt unit is available as an indoor version, or a higher payload, weatherized outdoor version.  The pan/tilt unit is easily controlled via the ARIA library.



The DPPTU is available on the following robot platforms:


Pan-Tilt Unit Specifications

Stereo camera on pan tilt unit (PTU)

The DPPTU pan-tilt unit features instant absolute or relative positioning, holds the camera or other payload at the commanded position accurately and firmly, and includes integrated absolute position encoders.  (PTU shown at right with MobileRanger stereo camera.)

Indoor Pan-Tilt Unit (PTU) Specifications:

(DPPTU-D46)
Position Resolution 0.013°
Maximum Speed (each axis) 300 degrees per second
Range -47° to 31° (tilt), +/- 149° (pan)
Duty Cycle 100% (3-5 million cycles)
Weight 1.36 kg (3 lb)
Size 7.6 W X 13 H X 10.8 D cm (3 X 5.13 X 4.25 inches)
Power 12VDC, 6W continuous peak in normal operating mode, 1W peak in holding mode, 13W in high power mode.
Camera Mounting Standard 1/4"-20 screw
Interface RS-232
Software C++ API included in ARIA. Example programs provided.


Outdoor Pan-Tilt Unit (PTU) Specifications:

(DPPTU-D47)
Position Resolution 0.013°
Maximum Tilt Speed  300 degrees per second
Maximum Pan Speed   60 degrees per second
Range -47° to 31° (tilt), +/- 159° (pan)
Duty Cycle 100% (3-5 million cycles)
Maximum Payload 5.4 kg (12 lbs.)
Environmental Rating   IP66
Operating Temperature   -20°C to 60°C (-4° F to 140° F)
Humidity   100% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Weight 2.4 kg (5.3 lb)
Size 16.5 W X 21.33 H X 13.33 D cm (6.5 X 8.4 X 5.25 inches)
Power 12 or 24 VDC, 6W continuous peak in normal operating mode, 1W peak in holding mode, 13W in high power mode.
Payload Mounting Top and side mount locations available with several 1/4" screw holes.
Interface RS-232
Software C++ API included in ARIA. Example programs provided.