Gyro-Stabilized Platform SPS-P230

The SPS-P230 stabilizes its payload on two axis (typically pan and tilt). Inside the durable housing, the stable mount includes two gyros and a 3 axis accelerometer. A joystick controller allows the operator to position the platform.


  • 50 Kg Payload
  • High Stability
  • High Reliability
  • Low Cost
  • Low Noise
  • Two Year Limited Warranty
  • Engineering Support

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Watson Industries has many years of experience developing sensor packages for stabilized camera platforms. Now we have taken the next step and are offering a complete system.

Our gyro-stabilized platform is built around a rugged pan and tilt mechanism. This is a high resolution digital system uses the best wide bandwidth, low noise, solid-state gyros. Watson’s proprietary rate closure, zero error algorithms take commands from a remote joystick controller and drive a digital servo controller on the mount. The whole system is user configurable to adapt to a wide range of payloads and requirements.

Watson Industries also provides custom systems for special requirements. Our system design is modular and configurable for economical and quick adaptation to a wide variety of hardware configurations. Of course Watson Industries’ excellent product support and applications engineering goes along with every product.

Uses for this platform include Mobile CCTV, video and film camera stabilization, antenna stabilization, range finders, stabilized lighting, aerial photo survey and coastal surveillance. These applications are for air, sea, and ground use.



Range: Pan ±170° (Electronic) ±175° (Mechanical)
Range: Tilt ±90° (Electronic) ±95° (Mechanical)
Slew Rate: Bank, Elevation ±45°/sec
Tilt Accuracy: Static ±1.5°
Tilt Accuracy: Dynamic ±3.0°
Noise: 0.1° rms
Stability: ±1.5° Over 20 minutes


Temperature: Operating -20°C to +50°C
Temperature: Storage -50°C to +80°C
Vibration: Operating 0.5 g rms 100 Hz to 1 KHz
Vibration: Survival 2 g rms 100 Hz to 1 KHz


Startup Time: Operational 10 seconds
Startup Time: Full Performance 90 seconds
Input Power: 18 to 30 VDC
Input Current: 2A @ 28VDC 6A Peak


Size: Including Mounting Flanges 6.7″W x 15.8″L x 9.2″H 17.0 x 40.1 x 23.4 (cm)
Weight: 28 lb (12.7 Kg) Not including payload
Connection: RS-232 9 pin female “D” subminiature On joystick controller
Connection: Power MS3112E-8-4P (4 pin male) On joystick controller
Connection: Interface MS3102A-16S-1S (7 pin female)
MS3102E-20-7P (8 pin male)
On joystick controller
On servo controller
Interface Cable: 5 meter MS3106A-16S-1P 7 pin male end mates to joystick controller MS3106A-20-7S 8 pin female end mates to servo system
Capacity: 45 Kg
Base Mounting Holes: Qty 8 (4 x M6 threaded; 4 x #12 M6 clearance) 4″ dia. bolt circle
Payload Mounting Holes: Qty 8 #12 (M6 clearance) 4″ dia. bolt circle
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
This product may be subject to export restrictions. Export Classification ECCN EAR99.



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SPS-P230 Spec Sheet pdf Download
SPS-P230 Owner’s Manual pdf Download