Building on Aerotech's extensive experience in manufacturing gimbals, optical mounts and motion simulators for the military, government agencies, academic institutions, and private industry, the APT series expands our product line to meet the needs of the security, defence, and surveillance markets worldwide.
The APT mount series combines proven high-precision mechanics with industry-leading control technology in a single, unified package. The drive mechanism includes a unique gear preloading feature that self-adjusts for the effects of wear and temperature variation, resulting in no degradation in positioning performance over the life of the product.
A built-in Ensemble controller responds to motion commands via an Ethernet connection, or it can be programmed to operate in a stand-alone configuration.
An integrated slip-ring carries camera connections to the base of the unit. Continuous pan rotation with limited-travel tilt is standard. Options are available to meet a wide range of camera mounting, signal feed-through, and termination requirements.
Design Features of the APT Pan and Tilt Mounts:
Continuous 360 degree pan rotation including built-in slip ring
High-accuracy position and rate capability
Integrated electronics for easy setup and system integration
Low maintenance and high reliability provide the lowest cost of ownership
Lastek | Laser & Optical Based Photonic Technologies
The Lastek Group of Companies was formed in 1988 and operates today from a large, fully-restored factory located in the University of Adelaide's Commerce and Research Precinct at Thebarton, Adelaide, South Australia. The Group offers a unique set of laser and optical technological resources to the Australian and New Zealand photonics industry. With a staff of over fifteen employees, Lastek brings together a wealth of experience in lasers, optics and complementary technologies.
Lastek is the leading distributor in Australia and New Zealand for many of the world's most advanced laser and photonics companies. Our sales and service personnel, including 3 PhDs, are the most experienced in the industry. We support customers in leading edge applications in diverse fields. These range from fundamental research in physics, chemistry, engineering and biology, to industrial applications of photonics technology, to advanced microscopy and imaging systems, and spectroscopy.
The Groups activities are diverse: in addition to the supply and support of advanced laser and optical equipment; we design and manufacture optical instruments and we undertake custom design and optical project management for a wide range of customers and applications.
Well-equipped workshops and laboratories allow Lastek to undertake design and development tasks, system integration and custom manufacturing project. With in-house expertise in areas as diverse as software development, optical system design, high voltage electronics, opto-mechanical design and fabrication, Lastek have the experience and capabilities to develop advanced optical products, from prototyping to market release.