Light Weight Magnetic Climbing Robot , FerroTower-30 is a single man portable, climbing robot for cylindrical, uneven, and flat objects, rated to lift 30 lbs (13.6kg).

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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 and magnetic adhesion system does not touch surface.
  • Works on surfaces with outer diameters (OD) greater than 70 inches (178 cm) as well as flat or uneven plates in any surface orientation.
  • 360 Degree Rotation on OD surfaces greater than 96 inches [244 cm]
  • 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

41.0 lbs (18.6 kg)


20.5 x 20.0 in (52.1 x 50.8cm)


12.4 in (31.4 cm)

360 Degree Operating Range (OD)

96 in (244 cm) or Greater OD Surface Curvature Including Flat/Uneven Plates

Surface Operating Range (OD)

70 in (178 cm) or Greater  OD Surface Curvature Including Flat/Uneven Plates

Surface Operating Range (ID)

126 in (320 cm) or Greater Inner Diameter (ID) Curvatures

Max Climbing Payload Capacity

30 lbs (13.6 kg) Within 6 in (15.2 cm) of Work Surface

Max Non-Climbing Payload Capacity

300 lbs (136 kg) on Non-Ferrous Surfaces

Nominal Air Gap Under Magnet

0.30 - 0.60 in (7.6 - 15.2 mm)

Minimum Speed

26 ipm (0.66 m/min) / 40 ipm (0.70 m/min) Gear Ratio Dependent

Maximum Speed

260 ipm (6.6 m/min) / 400 ipm (10.1 m/min) Gear Ratio Dependent

Adhesion System

1 Neodymium Halbach Array

Drive Battery

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

Battery Discharge Safety

Integrated Low Voltage Cutoff to Protect Battery from Over Discharge


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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