The DMX rotator can be used 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.
Can be mounted vertically or horizontally, and is operated via a DMX controller.

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.

Content of the DMX rotator package:

1× Rotator 280
1× Manfrotte Slim coupler
1× Mounting bolts, nuts, and washers (M12) for slim coupler mounting
1× PowerCON TRUE1 NAC3FX-W Female plug for power cable
1× User manual
1× Cheat Sheet

How has it been used:

Technical Details

Item No.


Power supply

115 V/ 230 V AC 50 Hz/ 60 Hz

Power Consumption

Max 75 W

Power inlet/outlet

Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 NAC3 PX (F/M)

DMX control signal

DMX 512 1990 + DMX 512A / 7 Channels used

DMX connection

5 pole XLR, in & link

Rotation limit

No limit / continuous rotation

Rotation speed

0.85 -13.6 rpm

Working Load Limit ( WLL)

Shaft – down 50 kg (110 lb)
Shaft – sideways NOT RECCOMENDED !

Safety factor


Noise emission

50 dB (measured noise at 1 m/3.3 ft. )

Ambient temperature

0-40 °C (32- 104 °F)

Mounting clamp

1 x slim eye coupler 50 mm ( 2 in)


24 V DC


7.6 kg /16.8 lb

Dimensions ( L-W-H)

228 x 178 x 228 mm / 8.98 x 7.0 x 8.98 in

Name Language
  Manual rotator, version 280 and 281 - English Download
  Cheat sheet rotator, version 280 and 281 Download
  Data sheet rotator version 280 - English Download

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