FerroPod-2 is a single man portable climbing robot for poles, towers, pipes, and plates on objects such as ship hulls and storage tanks.  The compact design is optimized for maneuverability and has a climbing payload of 2 lbs. 

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  • Lightweight and portable design for easy deployment, use, and transport.
  • Magnetic adhesion system does not touch the work surface.
  • 3-Wheel design allows turning on curved and uneven surfaces.
  • Works on surfaces from 6 inch (20 cm) diameter to flat and 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.

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Technical Specifications


FerroPod-2 (Shown with Optional Tilt System and 2.5mm 5VDC Aux. Power Jack)

Robot Mass

8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)


14.0/15.1 x6.1 in (35.6/38.5 x 15.5 cm)


5.8 in (14.6 cm)

Cylinder Diameter Range

6 inches (15.3 cm) to Flat Plate

Max Climbing Payload Capacity

2 lbs (0.91 kg) Where Payload CG Within 3.5 in (8.9 cm) of Work Surface

Max Non-Climbing Payload Capacity

10 lbs (4.5 kg) Between Wheels on Non-Ferrous Surfaces

Nominal Air Gap Under Magnet

0.20 - 0.325 in (5.1 - 8.2 mm)

Minimum Speed

60 ipm (1.5 m/min)

Maximum Speed

540 ipm (13.7 m/min)

Adhesion System

1 Neodymium Magnet Minimum

Drive Battery

5.2 Ah Li-Ion w/ PCB


12V Brushed DC Motors

Control Mode

2.4 GHz Wireless Controlled with Differential 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
Optional Equipment Shown