CSM 40 With Redesigned Control Panel

No external control panel - small modular stabilization devices gain more importance. This type of our new Mount generation system is extra small and cost efficient.

Our CSM 40 is a compact Gyro Stabilization Mount which is especially manufactured for the future. The compact design and highly functional modularity enable a powerful Mount system.

On top of the Mount you will find the new simplified and redesigned control panel. The panel includes an interface port with 2x RS 232 serial interfaces and an USB-port. Here you can connect with our SOMAG Mount Control App, which enables lots of control and set up benefits.

The electromechanical gimbal system and the digital control system allow an optimal use of our Compact Gyro Mount 40. The mass amounts to 5.2 kg and enables a maximum payload of 15 kg. Consequently our CSM 40 supports single medium format cameras or sensor systems. For that reason the special Mount system is particularly suitable with ultralight aircraft and drones.

The CSM 40 has the same electronical interface as all other SOMAG stabilization devices.

Important Facts

Redesigned Control Panel

Compatible with

Field of Application

CSM 40 Accessories

Product Line

Compact Stabilization Mount CSM 40

Compact Mount 40
Payload of 0 to 15 kg
New Control Panel
Mass of 5.2 kg


  • Drastic reduction of angular rates
    » Image motion reduction
  • Electromechanical gimbal system
    » high stiffness
  • Passive Vibration Isolation Ring
    » decoupling of high frequency oscillations
  • Leveling option
    » possibility of using external IMU data
  • Independent operation
    » without external IMU possible
  • Digital control system with integrated electronics
  • Applied standards:
    » EUROCAE-14G, RTCA/DO-160G, ISO 7137 2006/42/EC machinery

Principle of Operation

  • Electromechanical gimbal system
  • Digital Control System
  • Manual control via SOMAG Mount Control App


Angular stabilization ranges1

  • Pitch - at 0° roll: ≤±15.0°
  • Roll - at 0° pitch: ≤±15.0°
  • Yaw (drift): ≤±25.0°

Residual angular rate from perpendicular1

  • ≤0.5°/s rms

Residual deviation from perpendicular1

  • Without IMU support with feature 'Performance Boost': ≤0.3° rms
  • With IMU support2: ≤0.08° rms


  • RS 232


  • 0...15 kg
  • 0...33.1 lb

Operational Voltage

  • 28 VDC (24...30 VDC)

Power Consumption at 28 VDC

  • 30 W rms/Peak 90 W

Recommended Pre-fuse

  • 5 Amp fuse

Operating Temperature

  • -15 °C...+55 °C
  • +5 °F...+131 °F

Storage Temperature

  • -40 °C...+85 °C
  • -40 °F...+185 °F

Usable Diameter

  • Ø130 mm
  • Ø5.1 in


  • 5.2 kg
  • 11.5 lb

Dimensions CSM 40
(regular leveling positions)

  • Length: 290 mm/11.4 in
  • Width: 275 mm/10.8 in
  • Height3: 121 mm/4.7 in

Applied Standards

  • RTCA DO-160-G, EUROCAE-14G, ISO 7137, 2006/42/EC Machinery


*Preliminary data, subject to change

1 Vehicle angular motion <10°/s with typical data acquisition profile frequency spectrum

2 Deviation from perpendicular depends on accuracy of used IMU

3 Payload installation level: 110 mm/4.3 in
   Minimum: 86 mm/3.4 in
   Maximum: 134 mm/5.3 in

Gyro Mount Application Examples

OEM Design - Vexcel UltraMount
Teledyne Titan Sensor / GSM 4000
IGI Cavalon with embedded CSM 130
CASW - AMC180T with CSM 130
Blom - GSM 4000 with Riegl LMS-Q 1560
RSM 300 in combination with 360° camera
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