The Rotator is an advanced mirror ball motor with DMX control.
The motor can spin with variable speed, both clockwise and counter clockwise.
The motor has a servo – positioning system, with different operation modes.
It’s possible to spin the motor continuously with variable speed for some minutes, change direction during spinning,
and then, when needed, stop the motor at a certain angle.
The Rotator is often used to rotate curtains, banners, huge mirror balls or other kinds of set pieces in the theater,
show and exhibition area.
With a simple DMX interface it’s easy to integrate advanced and dynamic movements to the show,
and it’s possible to make precise and smooth operations.
The output shaft is made of 20 mm iron shaft. The shaft has a 10 mm tread in the end, and also a 10 mm hole sideways in the shaft
(see detailed dimensions under Technical Details) Both holes are used for mounting the rotation object.
The Rotator is made for applications hanging from the ceiling, with rotation around a vertical shaft.
Horizontal rotation is only possible with a very limited weight, or if the load is supported with extra bearing
so that the product is not carrying the full horizontal load.
Use the Rotator virtually anywhere you need simple but precise motorized control of a spinning set piece.
Consider it for moving clock hands, rotating signs, motorized window or door pivots, advanced mirror ball effects,
periaktoi, rotating mirror panels, or anything else that a designer imagines.
Content of the DMX rotator with power outlet:
1× Rotator 281
3× Manfrotte Slim coupler
3× Mounting bolts, nuts, and washers (M12) for slim coupler mounting
1× PowerCON TRUE1 NAC3FX-W Female plug for power cable
1× SpeakON SPX NL4FX Female plug for power/signal-throughput
1× SpeakON SPX NL4FX Male plug for power/signal-throughput
1× Shaft Mounting Clamp
1× User manual
1× Cheat Sheet
How can it be used?
|Shipping Weight||11.8kg / 26.01 lbs|
|Shipping Dimensions||25.8 x 17.8 x 35.7 cm / 10.16 x 7.01 x 14.06 inches|
100-240 V AC 50 Hz/ 60 Hz
Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 NAC3PX (F/M)
|DMX control signal||
DMX 512 1990 +DMX 512A/ 7 channels used
5 pole XLR , In & Link
No limit/ continuous rotation
|Working load limit ( WLL)||
Shaft – down 150 kg (330 lb)
~ 50 dB ( max measured noise at 1 m/3.3 ft)
0-40 C ( 32-104 F)
3 x slim eye coupler 50 mm ( 2 in)
24 V DC
|Maximum attachment current||
1+ / 1 – / 2 + / 2 – (1.5 mm) : 10A through each conducting wire
11.8 kg/ 26 lb
|Dimensions ( L-W-H)||
258 x 178 x 317 mm / 10.2 x 7.0 x 12.5 in
|Manual rotator version 280 and 281 - English||Download|
|Cheat sheet rotator version 280 and 281- English||Download|
|Data sheet rotator version 281 - English||Download|
Pricing and purchase options
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