Light capacity track cranes, available from Millsom Materials Handling , utilise the components available in Millsom Materials Handling’s tracks and accessories range of equipment. These track cranes are available in many configurations. The two common track system support methods include free standing and ceiling supported.
The free standing track system comprises of a bridge, two runways and two portal frame support structures. The free standing configuration allows for flexibility, when size and positioning are concerned. The runway track sections can be joined together and have more support structures. This enables it to have a long travel length.
The ceiling supported track system is provided with a series of ‘droppers’ which are connected directly to the ceiling structure as well as support the runways of the crane system. The runways for these types of cranes are generally made to suit the span of the ceiling, so that a reduced number of supports are required. A stiffening spine is welded to the back of the runway track section when larger spans are required.
The cantilevered track system comprises of the same bridges and runways as the other two types, however, this system is supported using a series of posts and cross beams which have supports on only one side of the system. The advantage of this is that clear access is given to the other side of the crane, with no posts to get in the way of forklifts or pedestrian traffic.
Track cranes are available in lifting capacities of 45kg, 85kg, 125kg, 160kg, 200kg, 250kg, 300kg, 500kg and 1000kg. Bridges are available in lengths from 2.0 to 8.0 metres in half metre increments. Runways lengths are available in multiples of 3m, 4m, 6m and 8m. The support structure is available in different heights as per the requirements.