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  1. Enhancing Bridge Safety with Advanced Travelers for Maintenance and Repair

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    Enhancing Bridge Safety with Advanced Travelers for Maintenance and Repair

    Regular maintenance and repair are crucial for ensuring the safety and functionality of bridges. American Crane & Equipment Corporation (ACECO) specializes in providing innovative lifting solutions tailored to streamline bridge maintenance and repair operations. Our expertise lies in the development and deployment of advanced travelers designed specifically for bridge maintenance.

    Maintenance and Repair Travelers

    Our maintenance and repair travelers are movable platforms engineered to enable easy access to the undersides of bridge structures for inspection and maintenance tasks. Unlike traditional scaffolds, these travelers allow technicians to reach critical areas without disrupting traffic flow.

    To ensure optimal performance and user safety, our bridge maintenance and repair travelers are equipped with essential features including:

    • Anti-skewing technology: Facilitates operation on uneven or misaligned runways, ensuring stability and precise movement.
    • Fully enclosed work platforms: Provide a safe environment by preventing personnel from falling while working on the platforms.
    • Slip-resistant platform surfaces: Minimizes the risk of accidents caused by slipping and falling during maintenance activities.
    • Convenient on-board personnel access lifts: Enhances accessibility for technicians, enabling them to reach their work areas efficiently.
    • Portable operator controls: User-friendly controls that are easy to operate and maneuver.
    • Redundant drop capture systems: Prevents accidental separation of the traveler from the bridge,

    Key Features of ACECO’s Bridge Maintenance and Repair Travelers

    Our bridge maintenance and repair travelers are available in various configurations, including self-propelled gas, diesel, or electric options. While each traveler is customized to meet specific requirements, they share several features, such as:

    • Durable construction: Stainless, galvanized, or plated steel construction on non-painted surfaces ensures longevity and corrosion resistance.
    • Weather-resistant design: Specially designed for heavy-duty performance with corrosion-resistant coatings to withstand challenging environmental conditions.
    • On-board personnel lifts: Facilitate easy access for technicians to their designated work areas.
    • Optional features: Customizable options include personnel seating, telescopic extensions, Coast Guard-approved navigation lights, diagnostic equipment, backup motors, escape devices, emergency stop buttons, and warning devices.

    Setting Ourselves Apart with SAFTRACK Technology

    ACECO’s bridge maintenance and repair travelers stand out due to our exclusive SAFTRACK technology. By integrating proprietary control software with proven bridge crane components, SAFTRACK offers several advantages, including:

    • Implementation of anti-skewing technology
    • Utilization of conventional crane components
    • Independent control of each traveler’s drive
    • Smooth acceleration and deceleration

    Partner with ACECO for Expert Bridge Maintenance Equipment Solutions

    ACECO is your trusted Expert, Craftsman, and Partner for all your bridge maintenance equipment needs. We strive to simplify your tasks by offering comprehensive material handling solutions supported by extensive experience and top-quality resources. Our custom bridge maintenance and repair travelers empower your technicians to safely access critical bridge points without the need for road or lane closures. To learn more about our products or discuss your specific requirements, please contact us, or request a quote today.

  2. Keeping America’s Bridges Well-Traveled And Safe

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    America’s infrastructure is all over the news these days.  A recent report claims that U.S. highways and bridges will need a staggering $2.5 trillion in upgrades just to survive for the next few decades. It is a fearsome number especially during a time when cutting back on spending is one of the main things on Washington’s mind. No matter who is in power, someone is going to have to deal with the infrastructure problem. Our country survives and prospers thanks to the roads and bridges that move our people and transport our goods.

    At American Crane, we do our part by manufacturing industry-leading custom bridge maintenance crawlers. Our innovative bridge maintenance and repair travelers offer public and private bridge owners a wide gamut of benefits:

    • Fewer lane closures
    • Safe and reliable access to inspect and maintain the underside of bridges
    • They are self-propelled and are extremely user friendly
    • Offer on-board man lifts and stainless steel weather hardened construction
    • A redundant “Drop Capture System” that prevents traveler separation for bridge

    It is small wonder indeed that some of America’s most famous suspension bridges, including NYC’s iconic Brooklyn and Queensborough Bridges, not to mention Michigan’s famed Mackinac Bridge, rely on American Crane for their upkeep and repairs.
    We hope that more people can look beyond aisle-wrangling politics and see that fixing our infrastructure is not something the country can afford to put off for much longer. At American Crane, we will keep our fingers crossed and keep manufacturing travelers that will help save America’s bridges for the next century.