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Portable Electric Jacks

Macton portable jacks deliver maximum floor space flexibility, transforming any location that can support substantial floor loading into a potential maintenance or repair area. Not only can a portable system be moved anywhere in the shop, but the individual jacking units in the system can also be independently positioned to adjust easily to a variety of support points on a railcar. Macton portable locomotive jacks operate individually or as a set for lifting locomotives or transit cars. When used as a set, the jacks are synchronized to assure safety and uniform travel among the jacks at all times. The electrically powered, machine screw drive system in the Macton jack is continuously self-locking to provide maximum security during lift operation. Locomotive jacks are complete with rubber-tired wheels and are easily moved and positioned under the vehicle. Jacks are available in capacities from 10 to 50 tons per jack with lifting heights to suit customer requirements. Control systems utilize a programmable controller for integration of safety interlocks and warning systems. Electrical features include upper and lower limit switches, load sensors on the jacking pad, motion control, group, pair and individual operation, and remote control operation.

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Key Benefits of Macton Portable Jacks

  • The screw on the Macton portable jack is housed inside of the steel column so that it is protected from damage in the shop environment. The front opening is covered with a protection band on the top and the bottom to keep the dirt and debris off of the lifting screw. Our competitors screw is outside of the column and is only protected by a bellow on the top of the screw.
  • The lifting carriage guide rollers on the Macton jack are housed inside the steel column, protecting them from damage.
  • The Macton portable jack bronze lifting nut is followed by a steel safety nut that will hold the load in the event of a bronze nut failure. A nut wear switch monitors the wear of the bronze load nut and will prevent the jack from raising if the bronze nut has worn past the allowable limit.
  • A Human Machine Interface LCD Screen on the primary panel provides troubleshooting information in the event of a system fault. In normal operation mode, this panel may be used to gain information about the lifting system including schematic and program information. If the system faults, the Screen will show an error message to indicate what component has caused the fault.
  • Paired Operation A set of four jacks can operate as a set of four, in pairs or individually by turning a selector switch on the Master control box.

Portable Stands Macton portable stands have height adjustment and are locked to the required height prior to placing the stand under load, offering a safe and convenient shop floor accessory.

Standard 5 Year Warranty – The equipment is warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date it’s shipped from Macton’s facility.  Accordingly, during such 5-year period, Macton will repair or replace any such defective parts or equipment at Macton’s cost (including covering all shipping costs).  If required to trouble-shoot such equipment, Macton will provide the services of an onsite field service engineer, and if any such defects are found to exist, Macton will pay the labor and travel costs of such field service engineer.  This warranty is void if the equipment is installed without supervision by a Macton representative.  This warranty does not cover: (i) water damage, or damage due to chemical corrosion or from dirt or debris on or around the equipment, (ii) any damage caused by improper use or accident, or from the failure to perform the recommended periodic maintenance on the equipment, (iii) normal wear and tear, (iv) portions of the equipment repaired or modified by others without Macton’s prior written approval, or (v) any additional onsite labor, tools or equipment required for the inspection, removal and reinstallation of any parts of the equipment.

Key Benefits of Portable Car Hoist Systems

Increased Utilization of Space within Maintenance Shops Portable systems give you maximum floor space flexibility, in that you can move these systems around to quickly transform any portion of the maintenance shop into a repair area. In addition, the individual jacking units can be independently positioned to adjust easily to a variety of different support points on the railcar. You can also move these portable systems around to use as a body support system to assist any permanent car hoist systems used in the shop, as the need arises.

Reduced Upfront Capital Costs These portable systems provide transit facilities with maintenance capabilities that require less upfront capital costs, as compared to an in-ground system. This can be important for some transit systems with small or new fleets of vehicles.

Long-Term Reliability All of these systems are pre-assembled and tested in our manufacturing facility to ensure that all performance criteria have been met before they are shipped out to our customers. In addition, there is a special focus in the design, engineering and fabrication of these systems to ensure that they continue to run smoothly and reliably day in and day out for the years and decades to come. This has been proven out in the numerous portable car hoist systems which have been in service for decades and continue to move smoothly and quietly day in and day out.

Minimal Maintenance Required These systems require only a minimal amount of routine maintenance each year, which can be scheduled for times when the facility is not normally in operation. As a result, this minimal annual maintenance does not entail operational disruptions or expensive downtime for the servicing of this equipment.

Full Support Throughout Project Macton provides full support throughout the entire project, beginning with the initial design of the system to be built, during which time Macton's engineering staff interfaces with the project's engineers and other professionals to provide the practical assistance and the detailed technical support needed to integrate its equipment into the overall customer facility. This support includes providing electrical and control requirements, data for structural analysis and any other assistance the project requires.

Ongoing Post-Sale Support Macton also provides long-term spare parts and technical support services. Long-term service contracts are also available at each of these installations for periodic inspection and maintenance programs, as well as training services, as needed. In addition, Macton provides customers with the ability to easily upgrade their control panels, drives and other systems to ensure they reflect the latest in technology.

Standard 5 Year Warranty – The equipment is warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date it’s shipped from Macton’s facility.  Accordingly, during such 5-year period, Macton will repair or replace any such defective parts or equipment at Macton’s cost (including covering all shipping costs).  If required to trouble-shoot such equipment, Macton will provide the services of an onsite field service engineer, and if any such defects are found to exist, Macton will pay the labor and travel costs of such field service engineer.  This warranty is void if the equipment is installed without supervision by a Macton representative.  This warranty does not cover: (i) water damage, or damage due to chemical corrosion or from dirt or debris on or around the equipment, (ii) any damage caused by improper use or accident, or from the failure to perform the recommended periodic maintenance on the equipment, (iii) normal wear and tear, (iv) portions of the equipment repaired or modified by others without Macton’s prior written approval, or (v) any additional onsite labor, tools or equipment required for the inspection, removal and reinstallation of any parts of the equipment.