Images are of possible configurations of this robot, see options listed below for details.
This item must ship freight and does not qualify for free shipping. Updates:
Updated Pan and Tilt Assembly.
Updated integrated Robot Control Board.
Tablet control is now using a much larger and better performing Microsoft Surface™.
One year warranty is now included.
This is an easy to use tracked robot intended for inspecting pipes or areas with low clearance heights. It is watertight in case you run into any unexpected water. It includes a pan and tilt camera with 30X optical zoom. The robot comes programmed, fully assembled, and ready to run right out of the box.
The robot itself is extremely rugged and well-built. The tracks are molded without (no splice), are axle mounted, and direct driven by powerful right angle 42mm gear motors. The chassis is made of aluminum, which is all cut using our CNC Plasma table for an exact fit-up and then hand welded.
We offer three control methods for this robot: Wi-Fi (wireless), Wi-Fi and/or tethered IP (maximum of 250ft), and tethered RS-485 (up to 500ft). All use a provided tablet as the controller and video display. Wireless is good for inspections that have minimal obstructions between the tablet and the robot. Tethered is a must for navigating long distances into pipes and culverts. The different control options are further explained below in the control options section.
The robot has a custom PTZ camera mounted on the lid with 360 degrees of pan and tilt ranging from -10 to +90 degrees. The camera has a 30X optical zoom. Remote controlled LED lights are also included on the camera tilt housing to illuminate whatever the camera is looking at. All the camera functions are controlled from the tablet wirelessly as you stream the video. The video feed can be recorded on the tablet and still pictures can be taken for reviewing.
This robot package comes with the following:
MLT-42-W Watertight Robot with PTZ camera with LED lights
Tablet with program installed and configured
Control system (selected below)
Everything is included and configured so you can just turn it on and drive it on arrival. Applications:
Remote Inspection - Remotely inspect areas that are not easily accessible to people. Record the video feed on the tablet!
Entry into difficult areas - This tracked robot is very quick and has the ability to traverse many obstacles that often stop other robots.
Remote Monitoring - Compact, lightweight and fast you can control this robot from the supplied tablet
Remote Surveillance - The 360 Pan and 90 degree tilt camera with 30X Optical Zoom allows the robot to see everything. Specifications:
This robot comes with the recommended configuration. If you need it customized,
let us know and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Chassis: Waterproof aluminum sealed chassis
Lights: 12 Powerful LEDs mounted to the camera
Speed: up to 100 feet per minute
Runtime: Up to three hours
Camera System: Custom 360 degree pan and -10 to +90 degree tilt with a 30X Optical Zoom 1/4 inch Sony Color CCD.
Interface: Custom Remote System with Tablet OCU, selected below.
Weight: 15 lbs as configured
Dimensions: 13" wide x 16" long x 12" high Documentation and Support:
This item is Built to Order and usually ships in 4-8 weeks.
Due to the size of this item, freight shipping is typically required. We will contact you after checkout with freight costs and arrangements.
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We offer three control methods for this robot: Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi and Tethered with 250ft Ethernet Cable, Wi-Fi and Tethred with 250ft Ethernet Spool, and tethered only with 500ft Ethernet Spool. All include the tablet, which is used as the controller and video display.
We have upgraded the tablet to be the Microsoft Surface™ Wireless is good for inspections that have minimal obstructions between the tablet and the robot with a range less than 300ft. Tethered IP comes with a 250 foot spool or 250ft ethernet cable. The tethered RS-485 control package comes with a 500 foot spool. We use high quality outdoor rated Tethers with waterproof connectors.
Wi-Fi Control System: For use in open areas and short distances into unobstructed areas. Wi-Fi will not typically work well underground, in pipes, etc. where the wireless signal is degraded or blocked.
Wi-Fi and Tethered System with 250ft Ethernet Cable: When the signal is too weak for wireless, plug in the supplied 250ft Ethernet cable to switch to tethered mode. We use high quality outdoor rated cable with waterproof connectors. With this option, the cable is not on a spool. Shorter lengths of the cable can be made. Contact us if you need a custom cable length.
Wi-Fi and Tethered System with 250ft Ethernet Spool: This is the same as the previous option except the cable comes on a spool. The spool allows easy deployment and retraction of the Ethernet cable.
Tethered System with 500ft Cable Spool: For those that know wireless will not work for your application and need to go up to 500ft, this is the best option. The robot will only operate when the tether is connected between the tablet and the robot. If you need a shorter cable, please contact us.
Encoder Option: This option allows you to keep track of the distance the robot has travelled and displays the information on the tablet controller. This is great for keeping track of where you are when you see something of note with the inspection camera. The distance is measured by keeping track of the pulses from each motor rotation.
Custom Paint Option: The robot comes standard painted SuperDroid Blue. If you would like a different color select the custom color and we will contact you for the paint color code. Warranty:
SuperDroid Robots provides a 1 year warranty after shipment. See data sheet for full details.
Extended warranties, spare parts, and maintenance training is available, contact us with specific needs. Service agreements are also available.