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Jet Engine Carrier and Monorails Facilitate Engine Assembly and Maintenance



A TC/American jet engine handling system is supported by the center rail, tooling trolleys and fixtures from the outer rails. The workstation has three non-interlocking monorails mounted on a screwjack supported framework.

Jet aircraft engine handling systems from TC/American Crane Company move and place the engine within easy reach of technicians and assemblers. These systems keep the engine off floor carts and enable engine access above, below and all sides during manufacturing assembly or disassembly for overhaul and maintenance.

Transporting these heavy, high value jet engines requires the best engineered handling systems. TC/American systems are specially designed to allow unlimited access to every part of the engine without transferring it to rolling carts or other devices. This allows each step to be performed smoothly and safely from one operation to the next minimizing the possibility of damage while saving transfer time and the need for additional personnel.

TC/American jet engine handling systems consist of a combination of interlocking transfer cranes, workstation monorails, curves, switches and engine carriers. They include specialized equipment such as lift stations, track openers and turntables to meet facility layout and production requirements.

Each system starts from a line of pre-configured monorails and cranes systems from TC/American and then specially customized to meet virtually all needs of a building and application. Engine carriers may consist of a simple set of trolleys attached to engine tooling for manual positioning. Or they may consist of a motorized carrier with one or two hoists that connect to a load beam or other unique lifting points on the engine fixture.

Engine technicians operate these carriers via push button pendant, radio or infrared controls for precise control with maximum safety. Specialized controls are available to restrict movement of the engine carrier where required.

TC/American Crane Company is a manufacturer of "Patented Track" under-running bridge crane systems, supplied to customers around the world in the aviation/aerospace, mining and heavy manufacturing industries.

For more information contact:

TC/American Crane Company

12070 43rd Street NE

St. Michael, MN 55376

763-497-7000

www.tcamerican.com

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