TC American Patented Track Cranes & Monorails
TC American is the combination of companies formerly known as American Monorail, Twin City Monorail and Spanmaster.
The Patented Track Flat Tread Rail is made of high carbon alloy steel, providing a perfect rolling environment for the TC American articulating trolley. The hard rail is economical, allows for better wear resistance, and delivers a smooth riding surface. The heart of every TC/American Monorail system begins with the pairing of the time proven Patented Flat Tread Rail with TC/American's own unique articulating trolley design.
Patented Track monorail systems are commonly used in manufacturing and warehousing of items. Monorails can be used to bring products through the entire manufacturing process without the need for it to ever touch the ground. Systems can be as simple as a traveling hoist, or as complex as a custom engineered crane.
Patented Track Components
200 Series 2.00" Rail
These light capacity cranes and monorails easily handle loads up to two tons. They offer the ultimate in flexibility, versatility, and economy. The 200 Series cranes and monorails deliver maximum strength and minimum roll resistance. They can be hand propelled, gravity or motor driven.
The 200 Series is the lightest weight and most versatile of the monorails. The 200 Series rail is a bolted two piece design with a lower rail width of 2 inches. This TC American design allows for easy installation and modification. The 200 Series Rail is also available in a girder rail design. By adding this backbone to the rail it enables it to handle heavier loads and requires fewer supports so that it can span greater distances.
One of the most popular uses for the 200 Series monorail track system is for use in the laundry industry. TC/American Monorail's economically engineered monorail systems are ideal for all types and sizes of laundries.
325 Series 3.25" Rail
The demands of industry for a broad line of hard working material handling equipment is the basis behind our 325 Series. It's complete, versatile, and expandable. It's the right move for transporting and positioning loads to 20 tons or greater. The 325 series rail systems are now also available on the Spanmaster® Work Center Cranes.
325 Series Rail is a three part Patented Track fabrication consisting of a high carbon manganese steel rolled T-section, an A36 steel web plate and top flange. The rail is available in a range of sizes from 8-1/4 to 40 inches deep depending upon your needs.
400 Series 4.00" Rail
The 400 Series is equally balanced between weight and strength. The 400 Series equipment can be configured to meet any complicated track layout. The 400 Series is compatible with older 4" systems.
450 Series 4.50" Rail
Extra heavy loads, extra duty cycles and extra-long spans require the 450 Series. Structurally engineered to assure practical overhead materials handling, the 450 Series is capable of moving loads up to 40 tons.
TC/American has the ability to manufacture a wide variety of overhead cranes. Our cranes use the same Patented Track technology that our monorail systems use ensuring serviceability and long life.
All of the cranes manufactured by TC/ American are made in the TC/American factory to the customers' requirements. While every crane is built for a particular application, there are three types of standard designs that are most popular. They are the Single Girder, Double Girder, and Truss Crane configurations. All of our cranes are made using the same high quality standard components to meet your custom requirements.
The design of the TC/American trolley utilizes a hanger system that allows for a small amount of movement reducing stress on the trolley wheels increasing the life of the trolley and rail while improving the overall smoothness of the movement.
The TC/American trolleys use a specially machined hardened steel wheel with a minimum hardness of 425 Brinell for years of rugged service. Bronze wheels are also available when spark resistant materials are needed.
TC/American manufactures a wide variety of electrically powered drives to help transport loads on monorail systems. Drives use hardened steel wheels, heavy duty gearing and motors providing years of dependable service with minimal maintenance.
Accessories unique to Patented Track Cranes & Monorails
TC/American crane and monorail systems can be joined end to end through the use of interlocks. This gives you the ability to transfer loads from one system to another without the need to change from one hoist to another.
TC/American can bend the Patented Track rail into a curved section allowing your system to travel unobstructed around corners and curves without any need to transfer loads.
Switches allow the option of switching trolleys, tractors and hoists between two or three different lines on a monorail system. This eliminated the need to transfer loads from one hoist to another in the transport process.
TSOC distributes TC American patented track cranes and monorails for Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, and Oklahoma.