Lowerator Transfer Crane Streamlines Oven Curing

The crane design uses a special carrier that attaches directly to a large piece and travels with it through the assembly process.

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TC American Monorail’s custom-configured Lowerator transfer crane carries large loads directly into a 450°F powder coat oven. The crane design uses a special carrier that attaches directly to a large piece and travels with it through the assembly process, interlocking with spur rails at various stations along the route. The operator can engage positive mechanical rail interlocks to easily and safely transfer the load into separate bays for various operations, saving time and minimizing the potential for damage.

The Lowerator crane has 15 fpm lift speed and 18-foot vertical travel. The crane uses a mechanical interlocking guide system that enables the load to swing freely when lowered and automatically return to its home position when raised, which supports unimpeded operator access and secure re-attachment to the overhead rail. The crane’s safety provisions include: overload limits, upper/lower travel limits, wire rope equalizers, backup manual control pendant and thermal protection.