Tc American Spanmaster Workstation Crane

TC/American intros SPANMASTER enclosed workstation crane systems

Aug. 12, 2020
SPANMASTER combines an ergonomic enclosed track bridge with a non-proprietary wide-flange or other runway systems and a unique range of motion features

TC/American Crane Co. has unveiled its unique SPANMASTER pre-engineered, enclosed track, workstation cranes.

Available in both freestanding and ceiling mounted designs, SPANMASTER systems have a capacity range from 250 lbs. to 4400 lbs. SPANMASTER combines an ergonomic enclosed track bridge with a non-proprietary wide-flange or other runway systems and a unique range of motion features. According to the manufacturer, SPANMASTER offers longer standard bridge lengths and runway support centers than competing units. Standard bridge lengths can be up to 38’-6” and standard runway support centers are cataloged up to 40’ (longer support centers are available depending on the system requirements).

SPANMASTER’S patented oscillating, articulating and pivoting end truck design provides a freedom of movement not possible with the competitors’ rigid end trucks. This unique range of motion allows SPANMASTER bridges to move freely along the length of the runway, no matter the position of the load on the bridge.

Unique SPANMASTER features include:

  • Range Of Motion Advantages: SPANMASTER utilizes a fixed runway beam with an oscillating, articulating and pivoting bridge made possible with patented SPANMASTER end trucks. These end trucks feature a unique ball pivot and U-hanger lower pivot which significantly reduces operator effort to move the load (as low as 100 to 1).
  • Industry Leading End Approach: SPANMASTER articulating end trucks, unlike rigid end trucks, do not require a longer wheelbase with longer span cranes to resist binding.  Our largest end truck (4400 lb. capacity) has an overall length of just 9.35 inches which allows for best in class performance and end approach. 
  • Articulating End Trucks: SPANMASTER end trucks are available in several different models to fit the desired capacity and beam flange width. Designed to run on non-proprietary wide flange beams, the end trucks are adjustable to accommodate various sized runway flange widths. They feature steel or resin wheels with steel side guide rollers for longevity and ease of use.

“We designed the SPANMASTER crane systems to be an easier and more cost-effective solution for a wide range of applications,” Dustin Krauth, Regional Sales Manager for TC/American, says. “From packaging and shipping areas, to manufacturing work cells and repair and maintenance facilities, SPANMASTER workstation cranes provide a productive solution. These systems provide greater design flexibility, and in addition, they can easily be used on existing runway systems.”

TC/American’s cranes are designed, manufactured, and assembled in Waite Park and Glenwood, MN. For more information, visit