Pathfinder Systems has unveiled a rack crawler for its Tiger International Inc. machine series. With a compact design and wireless charging technology, the battery-operated, low profile equipment eliminates the potential for time consuming tasks associated with festoon power cables, especially tangles or snags.

The device uses Wi-Fi communication between crawler, transporter and wireless charging control panels. While docked on the transporter car, the crawler charges wirelessly. The crawler and transfer car use positional sensors to ensure that the equipment is in the proper location to allow for wireless charging. Additionally, the crawler is equipped with light displays to allow the operator easy troubleshooting in case of an issue with the charger or equipment position. If necessary, the crawler can be manually moved using a release valve to lift the electrically driven wheels onto free rolling wheels. The electrical cabinet inside holds the charger, and has a display for errors and charging status.

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