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Patented Track Cranes & Monorail Systems

The backbone and heart of every TC/American crane and monorail system begins with the pairing of the time proven “Patented Track” rail with TC/American’s articulating trolleys.

History

Patented track evolved from re-rolled old railroad rails for handling materials in cattle barns. As loads became heavier and service requirements became more exacting, the need arose to develop a track to carry heavier loads over longer spans with a better rolling surface. “Patented track” was developed specifically to address these requirements.

Features

Today’s patented track tee sections are specially rolled steel billets with a high carbon and manganese content, two elements that greatly affect the hardness and toughness of the material. Though patented track rail is sometimes referred to as “hardened track,” the tee section of the rail is not process hardened. Instead, it gets its hardness (durability) from the chemistry of the steel used. This material provides the perfect rolling environment for our articulating trolleys.

Benefits

Patented track is economical, has better wear resistance and delivers a smooth riding surface.

The backbone of our patented track cranes or monorail systems is our 3-piece rail, specifically designed to provide the maximum in strength, flexibility and durability. This “composite” beam is engineered to fit the needs of the system and fabricated to order, resulting in the lowest weight per system, the lowest weight imparted to the support structure, and the lowest lead time possible.  

Our articulating trolleys are the ideal partner for patented track rail. By providing an equal weight distribution at all times, the trolley prevents wheel rocking by compensating for minor changes in load shifts, resulting in reduced wear on trolley wheels and rails.

 

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SPANMASTER Work Station Cranes By TC/American Crane

TC/American is very proud to announce our new Enclosed Track Work Station Cranes. SPANMASTER Work Station Crane Systems are available in both freestanding and ceiling mounted designs. SPANMASTER Work Station Crane capacities range from 250 lbs to 4400 lbs. Stretching beyond our competitors, we designed our ergonomic enclosed track system to handle overall bridge lengths up to 38’6″. SPANMASTER bridges are designed for a 1′ overhang which provides a maximum crane bridge span of 36’6″. The final differentiating factor is the unique range of motion provided by SPANMASTER’S unique end truck design. TC/American’s patented articulating end truck design allows the crane to manipulate more like a jib crane when loaded at one end.

Ceiling Supported SPANMASTER Systems

Kits Include:

  • Enclosed Track Bridge With Articulating End Trucks

  • Hoist Trolley

  • Hanger Assemblies

  • Runway Beams With End Stops And Splice Assemblies (When Required)

  • Flat Cable Festoon Electrification For Runway And Bridge

  • Hardware

  • Installation And Operation Manual

  • Years Of Dependable Service

SPANMASTER Free Standing Kits

Kits Include:

  • Enclosed Track Bridge With Articulating End Trucks

  • Hoist Trolley

  • Free Standing Supports

  • Runway Beams With End Stops and Splice Assemblies (When Required)

  • Flat Cable Festoon Electrification For Runway And Bridge

  • Hardware

  • Installation And Operation Manual

  • Years Of Dependable Service

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