Feb 2010Aerotech Inc.Request Info
The APT series pan and tilt mounts unveiled by Aerotech Inc. are designed for use in positioning applications in the security, defense and surveillance markets. The drive mechanism has a gear preloading feature that self-adjusts for the effects of wear and temperature variation. The Ensemble controller responds to motion commands via Ethernet, or it can be programmed for stand-alone operation. The slip ring carries camera connections to the base of the unit. Continuous 360° pan rotation with limited travel tilt is standard. An inertial stabilization option integrates gyroscopes and inertial sensors to maintain the line of sight when operated on aircraft, ships and land vehicles. Maximum pan and tilt speed is 180°/s, tilt range is ±95°, payload is 35 kg, and position resolution is 7.6 arcsec. Unidirectional position repeatability is 10 arcsec, and bidirectional, 30 arcsec.