Monorail systems in the field of
material handling consist basically of
underhung single rail tracks installed to
support hand propelled or electric motor
driven carriers. These carriers in
turn lift and lower the desired load and
transport it from one point to another along
a fixed travel path.
Patented track for monorail systems can
be hung in virtually any straight or curved
path route desired within the limits of
obstructions in the building.
Monorail layouts can be changed or
expanded with relative ease as a plant grows
or manufacturing operations change.
Systems can be designed so loads can be
temporarily stored on tracks without
re-handling by means of switches and
multiple spur tracks. In addition,
individual carriers can be stored on lift
track sections for future transfer to tracks
at different elevations. Monorail
systems can also be tied into patented track
underhung cranes utilizing interlocks and