Inuktun Miniature Magnetic Crawler

The NanoMag™ is a miniature crawler system with built-in rare earth magnets, allowing it to travel vertically, horizontally and even upside down on ferrous metal surfaces. The NanoMag™ is ideal for inspecting almost any steel structure where vertical operation is required.

NanoMag™ in Narrative

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Industries & Applications

Originally designed to perform remote visual inspections (RVI) on the top and bottom of PWR nuclear reactors, the NanoMag™ is one of the smallest industrial magnetic crawlers available anywhere. With both a front facing pan and tilt camera and a rear facing fixed camera, the vehicle itself is still small enough to enter extremely confined spaces like pipes, pressure vessels and HVAC ductwork. The integrated rare-earth magnets and lightweight construction allow it to operate horizontally, vertically, or even upside down on most ferrous metal surfaces.And, with the built-in variable intensity lighting and remote focus capability, the NanoMag™ is effective for evaluating the smallest details and features like hairline cracks or corrosion pitting. Truly portable, the entire system is packaged in two Pelican® cases making it easy to transport and quick to deploy in almost any environment.

Key Specifications

  • Tether Length: 30m / 100ft
  • Maximum Speed: 2.5m / 8ft per minute
  • Vehicle Payload: up to 4.5kg / 10lb
  • Front Facing Camera: Spectrum 45™
  • Rear Facing Camera: Crystal Cam®
  • Operating Temperature: 0°-40° C / 32°-104° F
  • Vehicle Weight: 2.27kg / 5lb
  • Vehicle Dimensions: 224x105x50mm / 8.8×4.1x2in
  • Standard Components: 1 x drive unit, 1 x Spectrum 45™ camera, 1 x auxiliary Crystal Cam® camera, Versatrax™ power supply /controller in Pelican® case, 30m / 100ft tether.

Not designed for underwater.

“We primarily use the Nanocrawler for our examinations…its low profile and compact length offer excellent maneuverability and access in the limited space under the reactor head…”

— D. Gonzales, Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Built Multi-Mission Modular

Inuktun Standard Product Assembly Chart: NanoMag™

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Standard IM3 Options

Custom configurations: see dealer for details

Rear Camera

Choose between a wide or narrow view rear-facing camera

Narrow Vehicle

Slim H-frame vehicle available for limited entry access

Unique Features

Confined Space Entry

Access extremely confined spaces with the low profile and small footprint of the NanoMag™ vehicle.

Vertical Inspection

Built-in rare earth magnets allow the NanoMag™ to travel vertically, horizontally and even upside down on ferrous metal surfaces.

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NanoMag™ Standard Dimensions