Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

How do I determine the kind of Iconasys turntables that I have?

Step-by-step guide

Starting with version 5.0 of ShutterStream, Iconasys has added support for stepper motor tables.  Our turntables now support two types of hardware for determining the table position:

  1. Encoder.  In the encoder models, we use a DC or AC motor to turn the table, while an encoder keeps track of the positions of the table.  
  2. Stepper.  In the stepper models, a stepper motor is used to tell the motor how many steps to rotate.

All Iconasys turntables use the same basic hardware controller to communicate with the computer, but it is important to know the table you're using so that the software can send the proper commands.  Here is a list of Iconasys turntables and how you can determine the kind of table you need to select:

Table KindVersionDetermination Method Notes
Standard USBN/A
  • Table's round base is made of plastic and:
  • Serial number starts with 0120 or 0130
  • Purchased in 2015-2019
Medium size 11", Large 18" and older Large 19.7". AC or DC motor, maximum 72 steps per 360 degree rotation.
Platinum MIDV1
  • Base is rectangular
  • Purchased in 2017-2019
Medium, 19.75" (50 cm). Stepper motor with thousands of steps/rotation.
Platinum LRGV1
  • Base is round
  • Made of aluminum
  • Purchased in 2017-2018
Large, 19.75" (50 cm). Stepper motor with thousands of steps/rotation.
 Platinum LRGV2
  • Base is round
  • Made of aluminum
  • Purchased in 2018-2019
Large, 19.75" (50 cm). Stepper motor with thousands of steps/rotation.
 Platinum XLN/A
  • Base is square
  • Made of metal
  • Purchased in 2018, 2019, ...
Extra Large, 22" (56 cm). Stepper motor with thousands of steps/rotation.
JewelryN/A
  • Base is square
  • Table is made of plastic
Small, 4" (10 cm), Stepper motor with thousands of steps/rotation.
Silver LRGN/A
  • Base is rectangular
  • Table is made of plastic
17.75" (45 cm). Stepper motor with thousands of steps/rotation.
Silver MIDN/A
  • Base is rectangular
  • Table is made of plastic
11.75" (30 cm). Stepper motor with thousands of steps/rotation.
CustomN/A
  • Manually need to configure
 Your own, custom built model, made by you.



If you are having trouble determining your turntable kind, please contact the Iconasys Support Team.