Snap-On automated toolbox now includes onboard rechargeable batteries

Snap-on Industrial’s Level 5 Automated Tool Control (ATC) toolbox can now be powered by on-board rechargeable batteries, freeing it from a power cord to make the box more mobile than ever before, according to company officials.

The Level 5 ATC toolbox uses digital imaging technology and proprietary software to monitor and track tools as they are removed and returned — all in real time. The box is ideal for numerous applications, such as aviation, where minimizing foreign object damage and maintaining asset management is critical, company officials said.

With this new design of using rechargeable batteries, the Level 5 ATC and be moved closer to where the work is being performed, improving productivity and saving time and money, officials add.

Six rechargeable, interchangeable batteries provide up to 16 hours of battery life, enough for two shifts, and the batteries can be fully recharged in three and a half hours using the ATC’s internal charging system when the box is plugged into an AC outlet. A hot-swappable feature allows a technician to replace an existing battery with a fully charged one without affecting productivity.

The Level 5 ATC monitors battery life, and informs the technician when batteries are low on power through both a visual and audible alert.

For more information: SnapOn.com or 877-740-1900.

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  1. Ray Klein says:

    More “do it for you” technology. It’s coming folks, the I cant figure it out, or do anything on my own dumb as a stump masses. I am so glad I am on the back nine. You see it is not us that are getting smarter, it’s the machines. If you notice more and more the computer is designing the new stuff. The human is only pushing the buttons, and soon that will go away. Enjoy all your cool wiz-bang gadjets while you can before it all gets very unenjoyable.

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