Monorails

Overview

Capacities: up to 2 tons
Span Lengths: unlimited
Trussed Tracks: steel, stainless steel or Alu-Track™ enclosed tracks
Support Structures: ceiling-mounted or freestanding

Spanco Monorail Cranes are ideal for production processes that require lifting and moving products along a fixed path, such as painting processes, moving raw materials to workstations, or warehouse-to-warehouse transfer.

Our monorails have great layout flexibility, including curves, slopes (to 14 degrees), multiple tracks, switches to multiple spurs, turntables, interlocks, and entry/exit sections. Our overhead monorails can connect to other systems, such as conveyors or workstation bridge cranes.

These economical monorails are an excellent alternative for work areas that cannot be serviced by bridge cranes: hard-to-reach locations, buildings with high ceilings, or—with our freestanding monorails—outdoor areas without existing overhead structures.

Ceiling-Mounted Monorail Cranes

Require no floor space for support columns. The monorail tracks are:

  • Flush-mounted parallel to ceiling beams, or
  • Cross-mounted to ceiling beams, or
  • Mounted with any length drop-rods (requires sway bracing), including hangers for slopes up to 14 degrees.

Freestanding Monorails

Provide permanently installed monorail systems over long spans where there are no existing structures for mounting. Freestanding monorail configurations include:

  • Cantilevered systems,
  • H-frame systems, typically requiring only standard 6-inch reinforced concrete floor,
  • T-frame systems, ideal for parallel monorail lines (e.g. send and return).

Warranty

Products covered under the Ten-Year Warranty:

  • Manual Steel Freestanding, Ceiling Mounted Workstation Bridge Cranes, and Monorails
  • Manual Aluminum (Alu-Track®) Workstation Bridge Cranes and Monorails
  • Manual Jib Cranes (I-Beam, Articulating, and Workstation Jib Cranes)
  • Manual Gantry Cranes and Tripods

What the Ten-Year Warranty covers:

  • Defects in equipment material and workmanship
  • Wearable parts (workstation bridge crane end trucks and hoist trolley wheels only)

Spanco, Inc. warrants its manual workstation bridge crane products, jib crane products, and gantry crane products to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of ten (10) years or 20,000 hours, commencing on the date of shipment to the first retail purchaser. This warranty extends to non-wearable parts only, with the exception of the wheels supplied on manually operated workstation end trucks and hoist trolleys. This warranty does not cover defective equipment or system failure caused by misuse, negligence, improper installation or maintenance, or equipment that has been used in excess of its rated capacity or beyond its service factors. It does not apply to equipment that has been altered without Spanco’s written authorization.

Written notice of any claimed system defect must be given to Spanco within thirty days of discovery. Spanco's obligation under this warranty is limited to the replacement or repair of Spanco’s products at the factory or separate location approved by Spanco. The purchaser is responsible for all freight and transportation costs relating to equipment repair or replacement. Other than the abovementioned warranty, Spanco will not honor any other warranties—whether express, implied, or statutory—and disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Spanco is not liable—under any circumstances—for any indirect, incidental, or consequential damages including but not limited to lost profits, increased operating costs, or loss of production.

This warranty does not extend to components or accessories not manufactured by Spanco. The purchaser’s remedy for such components and accessories will be determined by the terms and conditions of any the warranty provided by the manufacturer of such components and accessories.

NOTE: All motorized Spanco products come with a One-Year Warranty on drive components.

Standards

General Design Standards:
Spanco cranes are designed in conformance with the following applicable standards:

  • Workstation Bridge Cranes: AISC Steel Construction Manual, OSHA 1910.179, ANSI B30.11, AWS D1.1/D1.6, and MMA MH27.2
  • Gantry Cranes: AISC Steel Construction Manual, OSHA 1910.179, ANSI B30.11, AWS D1.1/D1.2/D1.6, and CMAA 74
  • Jib Cranes: AISC Steel Construction Manual, OSHA 1910.179, ANSI B30.11, AWS D1.1/D1.6, and CMAA 74

All Spanco cranes have a design factor of 15% of the allowable capacity for the weight of the hoist and 25% for impact.

Fabrication Standards:
All welding performed during the manufacturing of Spanco cranes meets the American Welding Society’s (AWS) D1.1/D1.2/D1.6 Standards.

Spanco, Inc. is officially certified as an AWS Certified Welding Fabricator (CWF). This means that not only are all welders AWS Certified, but all processes and procedures adhere to AWS CWF requirements. Examples of requirements include annual calibration of all welding machines and Level 2 visual inspections on all load-bearing components.

Material Standards:
All steel used in the manufacturing of Spanco cranes meets the following applicable ASTM International specifications:

Structural Steel Shapes: ASTM A-36
Structural Steel Pipes: ASTM A-53
Structural Steel Tubing: ASTM A-500

Steel plate and round bar used in Spanco cranes have minimum yield strengths of 36 KSI.

Surface Preparation & Painting Procedures:
Spanco adheres to the standards of the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) for all product surface preparation. Prior to painting, all Spanco crane components are deburred and descaled using power tools equipped with sanding discs and wire wheels. Components are then washed utilizing a high-pressure/high temperature biodegradable degreaser solution. Parts are wiped clean and allowed to dry before the painting process. During painting, all components surfaces are coated with a quick drying, semi-gloss enamel, applied to a minimum dry-film thickness of 2 to 3 mils. A finishing coat is applied with a hot, airless, electrostatic spray paint system. Painted components are cured at air temperature.

Deflection Guidelines:
The following guidelines for deflection and stress are followed by Spanco engineers during the crane design process:

  • Workstation Bridge Cranes: All models designed to L/450
  • Jib Cranes: Wall-Mounted Cantilever (300 Series) models designed to L/150, Freestanding (100, 101, and 102 Series), Mast Style (200 Series), and Wall-Mounted Bracket (301 Series) models design to L/450
  • Workstation Jib Cranes: Wall-Mounted (WC Series) models designed to L/225, Freestanding (FR Series) models designed to L/150
  • Gantry Cranes: All steel series models to L/600, Aluminum models to L/450

Quality Standards:
Spanco, Inc. is an ISO 9001-2008 Registered corporation. This means that Spanco cranes are manufactured to standards ensuring safety, reliability, and the highest quality. Spanco, Inc.’s ISO designation also allows for continuous improvement based on customer feedback.

Warnings

  • Inspect entire system annually or more frequently as defined by OSHA 1910.179. Inspection must be performed by a qualified person. Failure to do so may cause serious injury or death.
  • This equipment, used as a crane, is not in any way designed for lifting, supporting, or transporting humans. Failure to follow specified load limitations can result in serious bodily injury or death.
  • Applications involving vacuums, magnets, or other high impact lifters are considered severe usage (continuous service) and require special design considerations. Please contact factory for special design pricing.
  • All systems with drop rod hangers must be laterally and longitudinally braced. Lateral sway bracing is furnished by others.
  • Do not cantilever the runway track ends more than 12” beyond the runway support centers (not including festoon storage area) on plain track runways.
  • Do not cantilever the trussed track runway ends more than 48” beyond the runway support centers (not including festoon storage area).
  • To prevent trolley from running out of the track, do not operate crane without end stop bolts firmly secured in place on each end of the monorail track.
  • Do not impact end stops at speed. Only impact end stops with caution.
  • Do not operate hoist or crane if cotter pins are not in place and properly bent over on both sides of hoist trolley. Check regularly that the cotter pins are in place and securing the hoist on the hoist trolley.
  • Never use end stops for repetitive hoist trolley impacts.

Bid Specifications

Ceiling Mounted Workstation Steel Monorail  (Word.docx format) (PDF format)

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