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High Performance Motorised Pan and Tilt

The High performance motorised pan and tilt unit, The Mantis, is designed to support a high payload capacity while accurately controlling the line of sight of single or multiple payloads remotely. The Mantis can be configured to handle a wide range of sensors for long range precision surveillance tasks.

Capable of axis speeds of up to 50° per second, Mantis is ideally suited for homeland security in permanent installations and vehicle-based applications, where a high degree of controllability and positional accuracy is required. In addition, using an adapter, The Mantis may also be paired with the Groundmaster for tripod mounted applications. Typical payloads include thermal imagers, day/night cameras and combination electro optic sensor systems.


The Mantis is available in two standard versions, the basic ‘L’ configuration and ‘U’ configuration with a support arm for heavier payloads or higher shock and vibration environments.

The capabilities of the Mantis can be further extended with the addition of factory configured options such as gyro stabilisation and the use of support arm spaces to achieve optimum payload mass distribution.

Features and Benefits

Highly resistant to shock and vibration

High precision control

High accuracy, high axis speed (50°/s)

  • High payload capacity pan and tilt
  • Gyro stabilisation*
  • Maritime environmental protection*
  • Azimuth slipring as standard supporting payload power, fast
    and Gigabit Ethernet, serial communications and analogue video**
  • Ethernet or RS422 communications
  • Rugged design
  • Environmental sealed (IP67)

*Factory option

  • Fixed and mobile border surveillance
  • Coastal surveillance
  • Port and shipping control
  • Customs and Coastguard
  • Vehicle mounted surveillance
  • Maritime applications
  • Security and perimeter surveillance
  • Maritime environmental protection
  • Gyro stabilisation*
  • 37, 73 or 113 way slipring
  • Support arm spacers
  • Customer tailored remote control consoles and cabling
  • Customer specific payload mounting adaptors
  • Customer specific paint colour

*Mantis is capable of stabilising to ≤0.067° RMS under a disturbance of ±3.5° in a
three second period with a 40kg balanced payload, at an ambient temperature of 21°C

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