PTW-42-L 4WD Inspection and Surveillance Robot with Scissor Lift and PTZ Camera


This robot is a great surveillance/inspection robot that allows you to see over counter tops, on top of beds, through windows, etc. that most low profile robots cannot achieve.

Manufactured in: United States (US)

Oz Robotics Manufacturer/Partner : SuperDroid Robots
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PTW-42-L 4WD Inspection and Surveillance Robot with Scissor Lift and PTZ Camera

The image gallery displays possible configurations of this robot. See description and options below to configure your robot.

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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 SuperDroid Robots enclosed wheeled All Terrain Robot with scissor lift PTZ camera. This robot is a great surveillance/inspection robot that allows you to see over counter tops, on top of beds, through windows, etc. that most low profile robots cannot achieve. The 4WD platform, with 10inch pneumatic tires, allows this robot to easily navigate over most terrains. The PTZ camera has a 30X optical zoom so all details of any situation can be observed. The camera can rotate 360 degrees and can Tilt 180 degrees. Controlled wireless or tethered with a tablet as video is displayed in brilliant color. The mobile All Terrain Enclosed Robot with scissor lift(TP-630-100), is programmed and fully assembled complete with a tablet or tactical remote.

We offer multiple 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. A final method we offer is a high powered wireless tactical remote for controlling the robot wirelessly offering up to 10X the range of Wi-Fi. The different control options are further explained below in the control options section.

This robot design was developed for Law Enforcement and Military purposes, but can be purchased and used by anyone. Industries such as network switch rooms, power substations, power generators, factories, home inspections, first responders, etc. have all used this robot for inspection or surveillance from a remote/safe distance. The robot can also be customized with HAZMAT sensors, etc., please contact us if you need the robot customized.


Multiple Height Surveillance – This robot’s functionality allows for surveying bed tops, countertops, windows, and other areas where surveillance height is required.
Remote Inspection – The 360 Pan and tilt with 30X optical zoom camera with low light vision and high intensity LED lights combined with the scissor lift allow the robot to inspect everything remotely. The pan will rotate 360 degrees and the tilt can move 180 degrees so you can see everywhere. Using the Wi-Fi package and setting your router up to port forward, the robot can be operated anywhere in the world remotely via the internet!
Hostage and hazardous surveillance – Survey hostile/hazardous situations staying out of harm’s way.
Clearing rooms remotely – Clear rooms and buildings remotely with audio and video surveillance.
Remote Surveillance – The 360 Pan and tilt with 30X optical zoom camera with low light vision and high intensity LED lights allow the robot to see everything.
Entry into difficult areas: This 4WD robot is quick and has the ability to traverse many obstacles that often stop other robots.

Standard Configuration:

This surveillance/inspection robot comes with the recommended and most popular set up. By changing, adding or removing features at the bottom of this page you can configure the robot to suit your needs and budget.

Platform: Enclosed, wheeled, All Terrain Robot modified to accept the scissor lift. This includes the chassis, 4 heavy duty gear motors for the drive, the wheels, motor controller, (2)batteries, wiring, assembly, testing, etc.
Scissor Lift Assembly: The lift raises the camera to a height over 4ft and collapses to a height of 1.5ft
Camera System: Pan and Tilt with a 30X Optical Zoom Camera mounted inside a custom camera housing. (LED Flood lights can be selected below as an option along with audio options)
Control Package: WiFi Tactical Robot Controller with Video Server (Other control packages can be selected below.)
Battery Charging: The chargers are fully automatic and will charge all the batteries simultaneously.
Robot Run Time: Up to 4 hours.
Speed: 0 to 5 feet per second, infinitely adjustable/controllable.
Weight: The robot weighs about 54 lbs
Dimensions: The robot is 21.5″ wide, 24″ long, 21″ tall collapsed, 54.5″ tall extended
Assembly: The entire robot will be assembled, configured, tested, and supported by our professionally trained staff here in NC.

Control Options:

We offer three control methods for this robot: Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi and Tethered with 250ft Ethernet Cable, Wi-Fi and Tethered 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.
Enclosed Case 2.4Ghz Digital Tactical Robot Controller If you want a wireless system that is far beyond a Wi-Fi system, then this is a good choice. Follow this link for more details

Other Options:

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.

IMU Option: This option allows you to know how inclined the robot is. When you lose sight of the robot you lose orientation of the position of the robot. With this you are going to see the pitch and roll axis and you can prevent flipping the robot over.
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.

Lights: This add-on provides the user with an option to add remotely operated high intensity LED lights to illuminate the darkness.
PA System (for Audio from Remote to the Robot): This add-on allows the user to use a hand held radio to broadcast to the robot through a loud speaker PA system. Using this option along with the above microphone allows 2 way communication between the remote users and the robot.

Robot Microphone (for Audio from Robot to Remote): This add-on installs a microphone on the robot. The microphone is a high quality microphone that is meant for listening to large areas. The microphone will be mounted to the robot and the audio will be transmitted back with the video transmitter via the audio channel. The audio will be broadcast real time on the 7 Color LCD. Volume of the audio can be adjusted on the monitor. The gain, etc. of the microphone is set up on the microphone on the robot.

Contact us if you would like a custom configuration of this robot.

Documentation and Support:

PTW-42-L Datasheet

PDF Drawing of the Wheeled Scissor Lift Surveillance Package Extended
PDF Drawing of the Wheeled Scissor Lift Surveillance Package Collapsed
Robot Controller Support Page
Tactical Robots, Surveillance Robots, and Military Robot Solutions


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.
Need it faster? Contact us


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.

Item Options – Customize

Select an option by clicking on its button. To see more details about the option select the option name, selecting ‘more details’ in the pop-up will take you to that options product page. Default selections (if any) are pre- selected for you. Click on the update button below to see the price with your selected options.
Select the control system. We offer wireless control, tethered control, or both. Please review description above for further details of each option. All systems included a touch screen tablet for control and monitoring.

Wi-Fi Control System (Add $2,770.24)
Wi-Fi and Tethered System, 250ft Ethernet Cable (Add $3,023.24)
Wi-Fi and Tethered System, 250ft Ethernet Spool (Add $4,688.54)
Tethered System with 500ft Cable Spool (Add $5,035.21)

Add Encoders to the robot. The distance the robot travels will be sent back to the tablet to help keep track of how far you have driven.

No Encoder Feedback

Provide Encoder Feedback (Add $620.00)
Add IMU to the robot. The orientation of the robot will be sent back to the tablet allowing you to know if you are about to flip over the robot.

No Orientation feedback

Orientation Feedback (Add $1,500.00) (Add 2 days)
This option includes LED Lights mounted on the camera system with power and controls.

No Lights
Include LED lights mounted to camera pan and tilt (Add $245.00)
Select the type of Audio System you want with the robot. With the analog system, only audio from the robot to the remote is possible. Select a digital remote if you want 2-way audio.

No Audio System

1-Way Audio from Robot to Remote (Add $238.00)
2-Way Audio System (Add $629.00)
The Robot comes painted SuperDroid Blue. If you want your company paint color, we can do that.

SuperDroid Blue Paint
Custom Paint Color – We’ll contact you for color (Add $129.00)

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Return Policy

Returns and Warranty Policy All products are sold with the understanding that the purchaser has independently determined the suitability of the product for their own use. Items must be returned within 30 days of purchase. Returns will be subject to a 20% restocking fee except for a defective (does not work) product. The product must be in its original packaging and its original condition. If the item you purchased was assembled or modified, that labor will not be refunded. Built to order and custom items are not refundable. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. Defective products will be exchanged after technical evaluation of suspected product. Email for an RMA (Return Material Authorization). Electronics are not warranted from misuse or mishandling. Reverse polarity, over voltage, power surges, static discharge, moisture, etc. will damage electronics. SuperDroid Robots will not be responsible if you damage your product from misuse and/or mishandling. All statements, technical information and recommendations given by SuperDroid Robots are believed to be reliable, but do not constitute a guarantee or warranty. Contact us if you find anything in error. At no time will SuperDroid Robots be responsible for any claims beyond the replacement value of any defective product or in any way be liable or responsible for consequential or incidental damages. Unless explicitly stated items do not have a warranty beyond the 30 day return policy stated above. SuperDroid Robots does offer standard warranties on some robots such as tactical and some inspection robots. The warranty will be clearly stated on the item page and data sheet. Extended warranties and service plans are also available upon request.

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