Pre-Engineered Work Station Crane System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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

 

 

Advantages Of SPANMASTER Workstation Cranes

SPANMASTER Range of Motion

Our SPANMASTER Sytems use a fixed runway beam with an oscillating, articulating, and pivoting bridge. The bridge articulation is achieved by our Patented SPANMASTER end trucks. Our end trucks feature a unique ball pivot and u-hanger design which allows the bridge to manipulate similar to a jib crane. Through the lever-action created by the u-hanger lower pivots, operator effort to move the load is reduced significantly. With our unique end truck design we are seeing push/pull forces as low as 100:1.

 

 

 

 

SPANMASTER Industry Leading End Approach

A major factor when deciding if a solution will work for a particular application is the crane bridge end approach. TC/American’s SPANMASTER Work Station Cranes remove that variable from the equation. SPANMASTER end trucks vary in overall length depending on the capacity and bridge span of the crane, but our largest end truck (4400 lb Capacity) comes in at an overall length of only 9.375″! This should make SPANMASTER your go-to solution when looking to maximize end approach.

 

SPANMASTER Non-Proprietary Runway Beams

When we were designing our new SPANMASTER Work Station Crane System, we wanted to create an easier and more cost effective solution for our customers. By utilizing a non-proprietary wide flange runway we are able to provide a large variety of benefits with choosing a SPANMASTER System:

  • More Cost Effective And Lower Freight Costs
  • Greater Design Flexibility With Multiple Bridges and Mixed Capacity Systems
  • Flexibility To Add A Work Station Crane To Your Existing Runway System
  • Offers Longer Support Centers Than Traditional Enclosed Track Runways

SPANMASTER Work Station Crane Components

SPANMASTER Articulating End Trucks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPANMASTER articulating end trucks are available in several different models depending on the capacity and crane span you are looking for. The majority of the end truck models feature steel wheels and side guide rollers with the exception of the 250lb & 550lb models which features resin wheels and steel side guide rollers. SPANMASTER articulating end trucks were designed to run on non-proprietary wide flange beams. Each end truck is adjustable to accommodate different sized flange widths. The 250lb & 500lb end trucks can adjust down to 3.25″ and the highest capacity end truck (4400lbs) expands out to 11.3125″. TC/American SPANMASTER articulating end trucks allow for best in class end approach because of the minimal overall length of the truck. The 250lb & 500lb end trucks come in at 6.6875″ long and the high capacity end truck is only 9.375″ in length! For more in-depth specification please see our literature below by clicking “Learn More”.

SPANMASTER Hoist Trolleys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TC/American offers 4 different models of hoist trolley for our SPANMASTER Ergonomic Work Station Cranes, all of which will work with most hook mounted hoists. The appropriate trolley model is chosen based on the bridge capacity you are looking for. All SPANMASTER Work Station Crane trolleys utilize a resin wheel. Our research found that not only is the resin durable, but the smooth-rolling motion adds to the ergonomics of the system, and they are extremely quiet!

SPANMASTER Bridge Styles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPANMASTER Ergonomic Work Station Crane Systems will be equipped with one of three bridge styles depending on the capacity and bridge span of the system: a Reinforced Bridge, a Strongback Bridge, or a Trussed Bridge. All bridge styles have an enclosed track profile.

SPANMASTER Work Station Cranes Common Applications

Assembly Lines

Machine Shops

Welding Cells

Automotive Facilities

Shipping Facilities

Part Handling

Tool & Die Repair

Paint Lines

Plastic Molding Facilities

Maintenance Shops

Repair Facilities