RSM 400 - Rugged Stabilizer for Marine and Land

Ruggedized Stabilization Mount - SOMAGs stabilization device for the marine and land area.

The special Mount System of the RSM 400 is particularly suitable for photogrammetry and other devices like scanners. The innovative round shape of this new Gyro Camera Stabilizer System is extra small and especially rugged.

We designed and manufactured a compact Gyro Stabilization Mount which is especially made for the use in a harsh environment.

For this use the RSM 400 is constructed weatherproof. High quality materials and a robust build guarantee an effective use of this Mounting System.

The manufactured basic plate allows an adaption of many cameras and scanners and can lift up to 15.0 kg. 

Optionally is now also a higher payload up to 35.0 kg available by the use of stronger engines and by installing additional heating elements, an operation down to - 35°C can be realized.

As usual for our Mounting Systems the electromechanical gimbal system and the digital control system allow an optimal and effective use of the RSM 400. This special Camera Stabilizer has the same electronical interface as all other SOMAG Stabilization Devices.

Important Facts

Compatible with

  • Nearly every marine camera or sensor
  • Nearly every land scanner or camera

Field of Application


Product Line

  • Catalog of our products
  • Optionally available with a higher payload up to 35 kg
  • Operation down to - 35°C possible by installing additional heating elements

Rugged Stabilization Mount RSM 400

Rugged Stabilization Mount 400
Rugged Mount 400
Payload of 0 to 15 kg, optional 35 kg
Payload of 0 to 15 kg, optional 35 kg
Mass of 6.6 kg
Mass of 6.6 kg
Usable Mounting Space 286 mm
Usable Mounting Space 286 mm


  • IP Class
  • » IP 67
  • Drastic reduction of angular rates
    » Image motion reduction
  • Electromechanical gimbal system
    » high stiffness
  • Leveling option
    » possibility of using external IMU data
  • Independent operation
    » without external IMU possible
  • Digital control system with integrated electronics
  • Applied standards:

Principle of Operation

  • Electromechanical gimbal system
  • Digital control system
  • Manual control with RS232 possible


Angular stabilization ranges1

  • Pitch - at 0° roll: ≤±15.5°
  • Roll - at 0° pitch: ≤±15.5°
  • Yaw (drift): no drift correction

Residual angular rate from perpendicular1

  • ≤0.5°/s rms

Residual deviation from perpendicular1

  • Without IMU support with feature 'Performance Boost': ≤0.5° rms
  • With IMU support2: ≤0.2° rms


  • RS 422

IP class

  • IP 67


  • 0...15 kg (optional 35 kg)3
  • 0...33.1 lb (optional 77.2 lb)3

Operational Voltage

  • 28 VDC (24...30 VDC)

Power Consumption at 28 VDC

  • 70 W rms/Peak 130 W

Recommended Pre-fuse

  • 7.5 Amp fuse

Operating Temperature

  • -15 °C (optional -35 °C)...+55 °C
  • +5 °F (optional -31 °F)... +131 °F

Storage temperature

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

Usable mounting space

  • Ø286 mm
  • Ø11.3 in


  • 6.6 kg
  • 14.5 lb

Dimensions RSM 400
(regular leveling position)

  • Diameter Ø335 mm/Ø13.2 in
  • Height4:156.5 mm/6.2 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 By choosing a higher payload up to 35 kg (77.2 lb) the following data are changing: angular stabilization ranges 12.5° in Pitch and Roll / Height: 158 mm (6.2 in)

4 Minimum: 132.5 mm/5.2 in
   Maximum: 180.5 mm/7.1 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 400 in combination with 360° camera
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