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OVERHEAD CRANE RAIL MEASUREMENT FOR CANADA & U.S.A

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WHAT IS CRANE RAIL MEASUREMENT?

Crane rail measurement involves measuring a series of locations along the rail, usually equally spaced at and in between each building column, to determine the rail straightness (each side), rail span (center to center distance from one side to the other), and rail elevation.

WHEN IS CRANE RAIL MEASUREMENT NEEDED?

You may want to have the crane rails checked if you’re experiencing the wheels of the crane are wearing faster than designed, the crane rails are wearing in certain locations, the crane is noisy when running along the rails, or the crane jerks while running along the rails.

HOW DOES PFTS MEASURE CRANE RAILS?

PFTS uses a Leica TS15 R400 Total Station along with a Leica CS15 Field Controller to measure to a prism.  The prism is mounted to a PFTS engineered rail bracket that is fits onto the rail itself.  The rail bracket is manually moved to each measurement location along the rail.  The total station measures and stores the X, Y, Z data of each measurement location.
With the X, Y, Z data, PFTS produces a plan view graph of the crane rail straightness and gauge and a separate graph for elevation of the rails.
 

Crane Rail Report - Plan View Example (Below)