What is pan tilt positioner/pan tilt unit? A pan tilt positioner is a device that allows for the horizontal (pan) and vertical (tilt) movement of a camera, antenna, or other equipment. It is often used in surveillance systems, broadcasting, and other applications where precise control of equipment positioning is required.
How to choose a pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner? When many people choose a pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner, they will look at the pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner brand. Brand is one aspect, but more important than brand is the product itself. When it comes to the product itself, our first priority is the technical specifications. There are many technical features for pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioners. How to choose a suitable one for your system? Blue Icon (Tianjin) Technology Co Ltd recommends choosing a suitable pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner from the following aspects:
1) Loading Capacity
The load capacity is very critical. Generally, according to the load capacity of the pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner, it can be divided into light load pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner , medium load pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner and heavy load pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner . Our common outdoor small pan/tilts are light-load pan/tilts, while large-load pan/tilts used in some special application are heavy-load pan/tilts. The common ones are 8Kg, 10Kg, 15Kg, 35Kg, 50Kg, 80Kg and up to 120kg. The application scenarios determine Load selection.
2) Position Accuracy
The position accuracy can be divided into high accuracy and normal accuracy. If the accuracy is 0.0X, it is a high-precision pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner, and 0.X is normal accuracy.
3) Range of Motion
Depending on your needs, you may require a positioner that can pan and tilt to a certain degree. Some models offer 360-degree panning and 180-degree tilting.
4) Rotation Speed
According to the speed, it can be divided into high speed and low speed. When the speed is less than 100 degrees/s, it is a low-speed pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner; when the speed is greater than 100 degrees/s, it is a high-speed pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner.
Pan tilt units can be divided into single-axis PTZ , two-axis PTZ and three-axis PTZ in terms of rotation structure. As shown in the picture below, the left side is a single-axis pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner and the right side is a dual-axis pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner.
The positioner should be durable and able to withstand the conditions in which it will be used. For outdoor use, choose a model that is weather-resistant.
7) Control Options
Some positioners can be controlled remotely or programmed to move in a certain pattern. Consider what control options you need.
8) Application Situation
The pan tilt units/pan tilt positioners are generally equipped with a variety of equipment. Mainly include: optical lens (such as infrared camera), sonicator, radar, antenna, lighting searchlight, etc. It can be installed on the vehicle, which is a vehicle load pan/tilt , or it can be installed on a boat, or it can be fixedly installed. PTZ (pan tilt unit) is widely used in all fields that require intelligent monitoring, such as highway monitoring, high-speed rail and subway train monitoring, ocean monitoring, forest fire monitoring, etc. In recent years, with the popularity of drones and intelligent robots, more and more small pan-tilt platforms have been applied to drones and robots for drone tracking and robot monitoring.
What is pan tilt positioner/pan tilt unit? Once we have a general understanding of these, we will know how to choose a suitable pan tilt unit/pan tilt positioner. For some special scenarios, there are requirements for certain parameters. In this case, standard products often cannot meet the requirements, and customized development is required. Customized development can customize the PTZ according to customer needs to meet the needs of specific use.
Established 17 years ago, Blue Icon (Tianjin) Technology Co. Ltd, a national high-tech company, specializes in design, engineering, manufacturing and sales of high-quality CCTV surveillance equipment including pan-tilt head/positioner, long rang laser PTZ camera, IR thermal imaging PTZ camera, dual-vision PTZ camera, camera housing enclosures, camera mounting brackets and accessories, and provide custom pan-tilt products to meet our customers' various system/project requirements. Made with durable material, our products are tested to withstand continuous operation in the most harsh condition. Our products have been widely used in over 40 countries across five continents.