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Tips & Tricks: Choosing your Robotic Crawler Tracks

User Tips For Robotic Crawlers

Tip #1:  Choosing your Tracks

Crawler tracks come in a variety of different materials to suit a variety of environments.  Here’s a quick guide on how to choose the best tracks for your crawler system:

  1. Brass:
    • Higher weight for better traction
    • Good chemical compatibility
      (e.g. chlorinated solvents)
    • Non-sparking
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  2. Stainless Steel:
    • Higher weight for better traction
    • Good chemical compatibility
    • Best for nuclear decontamination
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  3. Aluminium:
    • Lightweight (bigger payloads)
    • Ideal for vertical and/or magnetic crawlers
    • Non-caustic environments
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Read the rest of the series here:

Tip #2: Long Range Crawlers

Tip #3:  Reconfiguring the VT 100 Crawler

Tip #4:  Customizing your Crawler

Tip #5:  Common Uses for Robotic Crawlers

Tip #6:  Getting your Crawler Vertical

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