Cognisys Rotary Table
The Cognisys Rotary Table is a compact stepper motor driven rotary table for use with the StackShot 3X controller. It will enable you to automatically rotate and stack your subjects for virtual object creation. Or add it to the pan/tilt bracket and another rotary table to enable pan/tilt motion control of your camera.
(1) - Rotary Table
(1) - Neoprene bag for storage and transport
(2) - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 threaded adapters
(1) - 2m (6 ft) locking motor cable
StackShot Rotary Table
This Rotary Table can be controlled with either StackShot or StackShot 3X. It is especially powerful when used with StackShot 3X, coupled with a macro rail and used for virtual object creation. It can also be coupled with another rotary table to give you pan and tilt control over your camera. Pan/Tilt control gives you the ability to capture large giga-pixel images or add motion to your video (either time lapse or real time).
Rotary Table Bottom View
The base of the rotary table features a 3/8"-16 threaded hole so the table can be mounted directly to the top of a tripod with no ball head.
There are 4 other 1/4"-20 threaded holes spaced at 45 mm for other mounting options. A very convenient use of these holes is to mount an Arca compatible lens plate to the base as shown above. This allows you to clamp onto the rotary table with your Arca Compatible clamp as well as gives you a place for attaching the controller carrier kit that does not rotate. The Wimberley P-20 plate works very well for this.
Rotary Table Features
- Machined in the USA from T-6061 Aluminum.
- Durable black anodize finish.
- Laser engraved degree markings.
- All metal gear set - no plastic gears.
- Powered by a NEMA 17 stepper motor.
- Compatible with StackShot and StackShot 3X .
- 3/8-16 threaded holes in top and bottom for flexible mounting .
- 1/4-20 threaded adapters included.
- Neoprene carrying case included.
- Hole spacing to mount most Arca Swiss compatible clamps (30 mm and 45 mm hole spacing).
The Pan/Tilt Bracket Set
Use the Pan/Tilt Bracket Set to add Pan/Tilt control to your camera. Then add the battery pack and controller holder to make a completely portable pan/tilt solution for your camera. Download the Pan/Tilt Instructions. See below!
Specifications and Weight
Table Diameter - 62 mm (2.45 in)
Overall Length - 137 mm (5.4 in)
Height - 45 mm (1.8in)
Weight - 720 g (1 lb 9.3 oz)
Rotational Resolution - 0.01°
Max Rotary Speed - 15 degrees / second
The maximum capacity of the turntable is not easily specified as it very much depends on how the turntable is used. If you apply a load axially the capacity is very high - in fact it is possible to stand on the rotary table and have it spin you in a circle. If however you have a large over-hanging load that creates a lever arm the capacity is significantly less. The maximum recommended load for the pan/tilt bracket is about 5kg. This can be significantly increased if the load is attached to the side of the turntable instead of over the top.