Concrete is too soft to be able to support crane rails. Thus it is normal to surface the concrete with steel in the form of discontinuous or continuous soleplates. These are fixed in position with anchor bolts. It is most important that they are correctly levelled. Gantrail provides design advice as well as all the materials required for an installation.
Crane Rails on Concrete
Many rails must be mounted on concrete. The components in such an installation are:
- The rail
- Gantrail Pad of a suitable type
- Gantrail adjustable clips to fix the rail
- Steel soleplates either continuous or discontinuous
- Grout to bed the soleplate
- Steel holding down bolts for fixing soleplates
Gantrail have many years experience installing continuous sole plates and have tried and tested methods to ensure accurate alignment with a design of suitable strength and durability. Not all civil engineering contractors have experience in this type of installation.
Continuous rail support on steel soleplates is the option for heavy duty applications with wheel loads of >30 tonnes. Soleplates are typically 6 meters in length and tend to be supplied with a thickness of 20mm or more. Soleplates are often galvanised for outdoor applications. When rail clips are to be welded this must be done before galvanising.
Discontinuous / Individual Soleplates
Gantrail have many years experience in installing individual sole plates in all the industrial and storage application that are common. We can supply suitable designs tighter with all the materials and the installation when required.