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SS109APT High Performance Acoustic Pan & Tilt Device for Imaging Sonars

SS109APT High Performance Acoustic Pan & Tilt Device for Imaging Sonars

SIDUS Solutions SS109APT underwater acoustic pan & tilt has been purposely designed and built to meet the demanding requirements for long-range imaging sonar applications. As part of the design effort, we took careful consideration of the key features an advanced imaging sonar system would demand.

The SS109APT includes user-selectable, uniform, low & high-speed rotation, near-zero backlash gearing, and high accuracy optical feedback positioning for the accurate display of dynamic, static, or “send or go to” positions. Each pan & tilt is pre-programmed to your demanding requirements – including customization. Extreme slow and/or variable rotation speeds are easily managed via the provided graphical user-defined digital control.

SIDUS Solutions has taken the proven field-tested features of our high torque pan & tilts and added the features insisted by serious operators. At SIDUS Solutions, we are committed to providing you with a modular design to simplify field repair; requiring only small hand tools for complete break-down. We offer options for all your mounting needs and include software-defined limit switches and/or hard stops to keep cable wrap under control. Positioning accuracy required by sonar operations necessitates we use optical encoders for low noise and high accuracy feedback.

Operating depth options:  100 feet / 30.5 meters (air filled), 10,000 feet / 3,050 meters (oil filled) – full ocean depth compensated – and 19,685 feet / 6,000 meter option available on request.

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SS109APT Pan & Tilt Assembly Datasheet

Height: 8.2 in. / 208 mm
Width: 6.6 in. / 168 mm
Depth: 3.3 in. / 81 mm
Weight: 9.3 pounds / 4.2 kilograms (in air)
5.9 pounds / 2.7 kilograms (in water
Housing: Hard anodized aluminium / stainless steel / titanium
Connector: Customer selectable
Operating: 100 feet / 30.5 meters (air filled)
10,000 feet / 3,050 meters (oil filled) – full ocean depth compensated
19,685 feet / 6,000 meter option available
Operating power: 24 VDC @ 1.2 A max (each axis) 
Torque: up to 14 foot pounds / 19 Nm (each axis)
Rotation speed: Selectable down to 0m 0.5 degree/second
Gear Backlash: <3 arc minutes (approx 0.05˚)
Scan Range:
360 degrees both axis
180 degrees tilt axis with yoke
Communication: RS232, RS422 or RS485
Feedback: Optical encoders 0.3 degrees resolution