Metreel: MET-TRACK – Workstation Cranes
Metreel: MET-TRACK – Workstation Cranes 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.
Special Designed Solutions
Metreel: MET-TRACK – As a supplier of major materials handling projects worldwide, we are well experienced in dealing with turnkey installations where standard cranes are not considered ideal. We believe that providing the customer with all the required systems configured exactly to their needs is essential to ensure the installed project is ‘fit for purpose’. If you have a project and would like to take advantage of our experience then simply contact our sales team for further information.
• Loads up to 2000 kg
• Large range of mounting options
• Bridge lengths up to 10m
• Mixed capacity systems
• Gantry supports up to 9m
• Bridge buffers
• Kit form
• Telescopic bridges
• Low cost
• Cantilever bridges
• Simple to install and extend
• Motorised tractor units
MET-TRACK Ergonomic Design
The MET-TRACK – Workstation Crane 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.
- Four running track profiles to select from – 400, 500, 600 and 700 Series
- Long spans allow systems to be installed with the minimum of supports, maximising the work cell layout
- Enclosed track cranes are up to three times easier to move than traditional bridge cranes
- Small sized profiles for bridges, gantrys and headers allow systems to be installed where headroom is a problem
Easy Installation and Modular Design
The MET-TRACK pre-engineered modular design allows for easy relocation and/or expansion by simply adding gantry 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 cranes can be installed on any normal 150mm reinforced concrete floor. If no movement of the support assembly is preferred then we recommend the use of bracing (not included). For further details contact our sales team.
For ceiling mounted cranes it is imperative that you seek professional advice on whether your building structure is capable of withstanding the forces generated by the workstation crane.
Floor Mount Cranes
Our Floor Mounted Crane Systems, once installed, are not a permanent part of your building structure and can easily be removed and relocated to accommodate for future changes in your production facility.
Ceiling Mount Cranes
Ceiling mounted systems are ideal when floor space is limited or access by other equipment is required where floor support steels would normally be needed. This option does require that the support structure is suitable for the loads imposed and Sway Bracing is generally required.
Using the same profiles as the crane runways we also have available a complete range of monorail capacities. 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 lines etc. Again these can either be floor or ceiling mount.
FLOOR & CEILING MOUNT ASSEMBLIES
Floor Mounted – Flush Assemblies
Ceiling Mounted Plain Runway – Flush Mount Assemblies
Ceiling Mounted Trussed Runway – Flush Mount Assemblies
Ceiling Mounted Runway – Drop Rod Assemblies
Ceiling Mounted Runway – Sway Bracing Assemblies
Fitted at the end of the crane bridge and at the end of the gantry festoon section. Utilised as standard on all systems with festoon power supply.
Utilised on power hoist systems for carrying the flat/round cable or hose from the static source to the moving hoist or bridge.
Connect the top chord of the structure and link track sections for precise alignment.
Facilitates the suspension of the hoist/lifting device from the bridge.
Supplied for attachment to the end of one gantry track to provide a storage section for the retractable cable/hose trolleys. Allows complete end to end travel of the bridge.
Fastened into the track via a through bolt. Resilient rubber bumper helps absorb impact forces at the track ends (standard on all systems).
Provides a smooth-running connection between the bridge and gantry track. The horizontal side guidance wheels guard against ‘crabbing action’ which can arise if the gantry tracks are installed slightly out of parallel.
The principle of a workstation bridge crane is to make the work of a user easier by designing the system to move freely. When power is required to the lifting equipment it is traditional that standard festoons provide this function, however not without problems.
As a standard upgrade option the MET-TRACK system has available an enclosed conductor system, named 4DUCTOR®, that can be fitted to the gantry and bridge if festoon loops would pose a problem. This simple to add system offers no resistance to the easy movement of a workstation crane but benefits the installation of end to end travel removing the need for festoon storage.
These can be placed inside the gantry tracks to allow each bridge an independent working area. This means each bridge is isolated into a separate span which minimises the gantry track capacity.
Bridge buffers are suspended from two trolleys in the gantry to create a predetermined minimum distance the bridges can operate from each other.
Multiple bridges can be used with mixed capacities with only the gantry steelwork having to be of a heavier design i.e. two 250Kg bridges can work anywhere when installed on 500Kg gantry kits.
We can help with any question regarding Metreel: MET-TRACK – Workstation Cranes and more. Simply give us a call, fax us, or write to us, and we’ll be sure to respond promptly.
Ballinphellic Engineering Co.
Ballymurphy North, Crossbarry, Co. Cork
Tel. (021) 4885 311
Fax. (021) 488 5023