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SS109APT High Performance Acoustic Pan & Tilt Device for Imaging Sonars

SS109HT High Performance Pan & Tilt Device

Sidus Solutions’ SS109HT underwater pan and tilt assembly is a high performance robotic positioning device that improves the versatility and reliability of subsea video inspection systems. 

The dependability and ease of maintenance of this robust pan & tilt assembly are achieved through the integration of high output stepper motors, low backlash harmonic drives and precision ball bearings into an unique modular motor assembly. These unitized motor modules develop a hefty 14 foot pounds of torque with only 3 arc minutes of backlash, and speeds up to 17 degrees per second.

The distinctive modular design, found only in the SS109HT assembly, simplifies field repair to using only small hand tools. No soldering is required and can be customer serviced if necessary. Additionally, the HT version offers a broader set of ASCII commands to positioning details, diagnostics and control.  

Modifications can be made to include feedback circuits and limit switches for applications where position information is vital.

SS109HT Pan & Tilt Device Datasheet 2020

Input Voltage: 24 VDC
Maximum Drive Current: 1.2 A per axis
Maximum Static Current: 200mA – 650mA per axis (customer selectable)
Maximum Output Torque: 14 ft-lb (19 Nm)
Maximum Payload: 50lbs (23kg)
Output Speed: RS485 version 9 steps 2 to 17 deg/s
Position Feedback: 12 bit resolution (approx 0.1˚)
Communication: RS-485 or RS-232
Connector: Customer selectable – Seacon Brantner is standard
Operating Depth: Up to 13,123 ft (4000 m) with internal compensation
  Up to 20,000 ft (6000 m) with external compensation
Temperature Range: -20˚C to +50˚C (-4˚F to +122˚F) operating
  -30˚C to +60˚C (-22˚F to +140˚F) storage
Housing Material: Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum
O-Ring Material: Buna
Fastener Material: 316 Stainless Steel
Gears: Precision strain wave gearing
Backlash: <3 arc minutes (approx 0.05˚)
Dimensions: 8.45 in x 6.64 in x 3.68 in (215mm x 169mm x 94mm)
Weight in Air 9.3lbs (4.2kg)
Weight in Water: 5.9lbs (2.7kg)
Pressure Compensator: Internal diaphragm
Position Limits: (optional) +/-175˚ Pan, +/-90˚ Tilt