Light Weight Magnetic Climbing Robot , FerroTanker-20 is a single man portable, climbing robot for cylindrical, uneven, and flat objects, rated to lift 20 lbs (9kg).

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  • Lightweight and portable design for easy deployment, use, and transport.
  • Payload surface allows for a wide range of tooling and equipment compatibility.
  • Mecanum wheel drive system offers best in class maneuverability.
  • Magnetic adhesion system does not touch the work surface.
  • Works on surfaces with curvature diameters (ID or OD) greater than 72 inches (182.8 cm) as well as flat or uneven plates in any orientation.
  • Full wireless operation allows for expanded work environment.
  • Optional integration with other devices such as cameras, sensors, inspection equipment (e.g. ultrasound)
  • Multiple chassis sizes and capacities engineered to order per customer specifications.


Technical Specifications



Dry Robot Mass

54.0 lbs (24.5 kg)


26.8 x 22.0 in (68.1 x 55.9cm)


12.7 in (32.3 cm)

Surface Operating Range

72 in (182.8 cm) or Greater ID or OD Surface Curvature Including Flat/Uneven Plates

Max Climbing Payload Capacity

20 lbs (9 kg)

Max Non-Climbing Payload Capacity

200 lbs (90 kg) on Non-Ferrous Surfaces

Minimum Speed

25 ipm (0.64 m/min)

Maximum Speed

400 ipm (10.16 m/min)

Adhesion System

1 Neodymium Halbach Array

Drive Batteries

1 NiMH Battery Pack (4.9 Ah) / Optional Li-Ion (8.7 Ah) Available


24V Brushless DC Motors with Closed Loop Velocity Control

Control Mode

2.4 GHz Wireless Controlled with Helical Robotics Mecanum Drive Control System

Wireless Control Range

2500 ft (762 m) Line of Sight


Case Temperature/Drive Motor & Controller Battery Voltage/Signal Strength

Operating Temperature

-40 °F to 140 °F (-40 °C to 60 °C)

Ingress Protection


Information subject to change without notice
Based on optimal conditions
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