Rackmatic Automatic Electrical Connectors for Spreaders
The “Rackmatic” connector has been specially designed to enable the crane operator to automatically connect and disconnect the electricity supply from the head-block to the spreader. This ensures a minimum of downtime while obtaining a maximum of efficiency.
The kinematics of the “Rackmatic” connector were specially developed to enable a fast and reliable connection between the plug on the crane head- block and the self-centering receptacle on the spreader. The weight of the head-block operates the automatic covers. Despite possible misalignment between the head-block and the spreader, the guides mounted on the connector ensure that a proper and secure connection is made.
The "Rackmatic" is IP56 when mated and is made for quick and reliable automatic connections.
PSA in Singapore use the "Rackmatic" system for their Pasir Panjang terminal (PSA) where they needed a fully automatic connector for fast changes of the spreaders.
Thanks to its robust design, the “Rackmatic” connectors have an excellent durability and protection index (IP56). This enables them to operate without risk of failure under severe conditions such as extreme high temperature conditions, frost and exposure to sand and wind.
A typical application for spreader connector type "Rackmatic"