Can FLIR provide torque ratings for its pan tilts?

FLIR has measured torque-speed performance for most of its pan tilt units (PTUs). For details, please refer to Tech Note 44.

FLIR generally recommends that heavy loads be side-mounted on the PTU, in order to reduce the torque. The load does not have to be balanced around the pan axis -- it`s more important to balance the load around tilt as this is the axis that is working against gravity.