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AFE CRANE NEWS - December 2020
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Monorail System with Shuttle Cranes
When an outdoor lighting manufacturer decided to expand production, they came to AFE Crane to provide a new monorail system to move large light stands through the assembly process.




We built (20) custom, wire rope, air operated, hoists with double sister hooks. The light stand assemblies rest on these sister hooks.

´╗┐The 235' long system consists of 1,240' feet of Acco Louden Supertrack monorail with 11 switches and 4 custom shuttle crane stations.
The shuttle cranes allow a loaded hoist-trolley to shuttle to the side out of the main monorail path and allow other hoist-trolleys to pass. The sister hooks with the light stand assemblies are then lowered on the shuttled hoist-trolley to perform an assembly process on the light stands. When the operation is complete, the light assembly's are raised on the hoist-trolley and the hoist-trolley is shuttled back onto the main monorail to be pushed to the next station.

Safety baffles descend when the shuttle is in operation to prevent hoist-trolleys from running off the monorail.
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