MET-TRACK® WORKSTATION MONORAILS
MET-TRACK® Workstation Monorails enable you to achieve effortless and reliable area-serving overhead handling for a wide variety of applications. Each system is configured with the operator in mind and includes the principle feature of ease of movement, designed to reduce fatigue and ensure accurate load positioning. Quality materials and construction ensure operational reliability and safety and facilitate long life combined with minimum maintenance.
Using the same profiles as the Workstation Bridge Cranes, we can offer either a single line configured monorail or one with curves, switches and turntables to form a closed loop facility for such as paint line etc.
The MET-TRACK steel track design is one of high strength and low weight by combining the running track profile with standoff reinforcement to considerably increase span distances. The ‘V’ shaped profile of the running track ensures alignment of the trolleys and end truck and prevent dirt accumulation inside the tracks.
Machined wheels with crowned tread and precision sealed bearings fitted ensure absolute minimum rolling resistance and provide long operational life.
1) Four running track profiles to select from – 400, 500, 600 and 700 Series
2) Long spans of up to 30’ allow systems to be installed with the minimum of supports, maximizing the work cell layout
3) Enclosed track monorails are up to three times easier to move than traditional workstation monorails
The MET-TRACK pre-engineered modular design allows for easy relocation and/or expansion by simply adding runway sections and/or additional bridges. Splice joints connect the track sections and are complete with vertical and horizontal adjustment screws, facilitating precise alignment of the track sections.
Floor mounted monorails can be installed on any normal 6” reinforced concrete floor. Support columns are designed to AISC specifications. If no movement of the support assembly is preferred then we recommend the use of bracing (not included). For further details contact your dealer.
MONORAIL DESIGN & ERGONOMICS
1) BRIDGE LENGTH…
Keep the bridge length to a minimum, but bare in mind that the active travel for each bridge length is restricted due to the end stops and trolley lengths. Ensure your selected kit provides you with required active travel.
2) RATED CAPACITY…
The capacity is the live load that can be lifted by the crane system. The workstation crane is designed with an allowance of 15% for the weight of the hoist and the trolley; therefore a 1000lb bridge includes the allowance covering the combined hoist and trolley weight of up to 150lbs.
3) WORKING LOAD…
The working load must be selected according to each application task. Although the effort to move the crane bridge is small it can be further reduced by selecting the lightest size / weight of the system to suit the application i.e. for a 400lb maximum load select a 500lb capacity and not 1000lb.
In order to reduce the operational resistance to an absolute minimum we recommend that the trolley load pin height (LPH) is kept as low as possible with practical considerations applied to the minimum headroom requirements. LPH is measured from the top of the trolley load pin from which the hoist/lifting device is suspended.
5) RUNWAY LENGTH…
The length of the runway is generally unlimited and solutions can be provided for supports of 20’, 25’ and 30’.
For ceiling mounted systems 6’ supports are also available.
Operational time up to 100% of the work period and loads being lifted up to 50%, or below, the rated capacity or operational time less than 50% of the work period and loads being lifted are greater than 50% of the rated capacity.
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