The Mini PT


  • Thermal / night vision equipment support
  • Multifunction binocular support
  • Laser rangefinder / designator support
  • Telescope and binocular support
  • Communications antenna support
  • Scientific instrument support

The Mini PT family of manual pan and tilt heads has been designed for use in alignment critical applications and applications where it is necessary to accurately maintain the line of sight to moving objects.

Available in three payload interface configurations, the Mini PT features axis damping and fine adjust mechanisms in both pan and tilt for maximum versatility.

All configurations feature precision quick release payload interface mechanisms purposely designed for repeatability and ease of deployment.

Axis damping allows the user much greater control when tracking moving objects and when initially aligning the mounted EO sensor to a chosen object.

For small far distant objects, the fine adjust mechanism provides exceptional alignment precision and braking action. All versions feature a circular level bubble as an aid to deployment and elevation scale as standard.

Available with a wide range of payload interfaces, the Mini is particularly suited to applications requiring the very precise positioning of line of sight particularly at a distance on both static and moving objects.

Key Specifications

  • Payload capacity, 10kg (Nominal)
  • Circular level bubble
  • +/-45° coarse tilt movement
  • External elevation scale
  • Unrestricted (360 degree) coarse azimuth movement
  • Independent axis brake action for both pan and tilt
  • +/-1.13° fine adjustment in tilt
  • +/-2.5° fine adjustment in pan
  • Viscous damping in pan and tilt
  • 5/8"-11 UNC tripod mounting interface
  • Environmentally sealed
  • Operating temperature, –33 to +55°/C

Mini, Fine Adjust (3 stud payload interface)

  • Weight, 1.37kg
  • Instro 3 stud quick release interface

Mini, Fine Adjust (standard payload interface)

  • Weight, 1.2kg
  • Instro standard wedge quick release interface

Mini, Fine Adjust (lightweight payload interface)

  • Weight, 1.2kg
  • Instro lightweight wedge quick release interface


  • Generic interface adapters
  • Dual payload adapter
  • Carry bags
  • Matching lightweight tripods
  • Custom adapter assemblies


  • Removable steering handle

At a Glance

  • Very lightweight and compact design
  • Rugged and durable, easy to use and deploy
  • Viscous damping
  • Fine adjust mechanism
  • Independent braking action
  • Circular level bubble
  • Elevation scale
  • Full +/- 45° tilt range
  • DMC compatible
  • Environmentally sealed
  • Three standard payload quick release interface options available