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New 600 Gram Checkweigher
Portable Counter Balance Jib Crane with 360 Degree Rotation
New Robotic Machine Tender
Portable Laser Marker
Micro Percussion Marking Machine
Expanded Small Robot Family
Picking Carts Provide Flexibility
Reusable Plastic Nestable Pallets
Line of NC Controlled Feed Systems
Move Rail Cars Simply, Efficiently
Shrink Wrap Footage Counter Measures Shrink Wrap
Sheet Fanners for Heavier Gauges of Steel, Hard-to-Handle Sheets
Mild Steel Bench Scale Offers Flexible Weighing
Lightweight EOAT Enhances Performance of Advanced Robotic Automation Systems
Combination Industrial Storage Systems
Mag-Drag Magnetic Bed Drag Flight Conveyor
Improved Inventory Control for Medical Device Manufacturing Industry
Standardized Storage System for Bar Stock, Sheet Metal
Forklift Scale Achieves 0.2% Maximum Deviation
Portable Handheld Dot Peen Marking System
All-in-One DPSS Laser Marking System
Transportable Cohesive Applicator Unit Introduced
Durable Marking Data Matrix Codes According to GS1 Standard
Industrial Forklift Scale
Pallet Changers Adapt to Any Size Machining Center
Durable Mobile Storage Units
Autonomous Mobile Robot for Indoor Transportation Logistics
Self-Driving Vehicles for Material Transport
Powered Pallet Truck
Storage Solution Features Expanded Size Range, Improved Protection
Precise, Reduced Noise Marking
Tool Cart Keeps Modular Fixturing Clamps, Components Within Reach
Self Supporting Workstation Cranes
Versatile Material Positioner
Foldable Roller Containers
Replacement Vacuum Cups for Ergonomic Lifters
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Self Supporting Workstation Cranes

TC/American workstation crane low angle

TC/American workstation crane high angle

TC/American workstation cranes are easily modified to securely interlock with other workstations and also interlock to multiple monorails or spur rails, thereby allowing unlimited access to every part of the plant without transferring workpiece to rolling carts or forklifts. This design allows the workpiece to be completed at the workstation, and then smoothly and safely moved to the next operation, minimizing the possibility of workpiece damage, saving transfer time and eliminating the need for additional material handling equipment or personnel.

TC American workstation cranes provide overhead lifting coverage 10' to 60' wide by unlimited length and can handle loads from 500 lbs. up to 30,000 lbs. The cranes are suited for high value workpieces and assemblies such as jet engines, motors, machine spindles and painted assemblies, which are moved through a series of processes at different stations. The workstation cranes can be utilized individually or nested together with interconnects providing smooth movement from one workstation to another and finally to a main bridge crane.

"The TC American workstation crane makes the operator's job easier, safer and faster," reported Josh Stern, TC American Sales Manager. "And for multi-station assemblies, these workstations, interlocked with a monorail system, allow the workpiece to go virtually anywhere without the risk of being dropped or damaged by insufficient rolling racks or manual pallet lifting."

The TC American workstation crane comes fully designed with all necessary bridges, trollies and motors and can be equipped with either a wired pendant or wireless remote control. Track switches, curves and interlocks are configured for each independent application and built for long service. Each system utilizes articulating end trucks and trollies with hardened wheels and track for long life. Special paint coatings are available to accommodate environmental elements. The workstation can also be designed with photo eyes and bar code scanners that record work load movement and feed data directly to a PLC for automation potential.

For more information contact:

TC/American Monorail, Inc.

12070 43rd Street NE

St. Michael, MN 55376


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