BBM Railway Equipment, LLC. (Youngstown, Ohio) is pleased to announce their purchase of Macton Corporation’s assets via Secured Party Auction. This purchase includes all the IP (including but not limited to patents, copyrights, trademarks, media and etc.), machinery, inventory and raw stock of the Macton Corporation. This significant investment will support BBM Railway Equipment’s transit-rail line and freight-rail customers with high-quality lifting and rotating products.Read More
Here is one of Macton Corporation’s Senior Field Service members checking rail gauge on one of our 3 pit hoist systems. Macton offers a wide range of field services for all of its product lines and installations, including general trouble-shooting and emergency repair services. Macton also provides regular Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Programs. Macton’s traditional uncompromising quality standards are applied to all of its service work. With knowledgeable service representatives familiar with the various requirements of the differing equipment and application needs of its customers, service requests can be handled quickly and comprehensively.Read More
Macton Corporation engineers, fabricates and installs high quality Car Hoist and Hoist systems for the transit rail market. This is our equipment hoisting the VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) in San Jose. In Addition to Macton Corporation’s Car Hoist and Hoist systems, we manufacture Portable Electric Jacks, Truck Hoist, Truck Rotators, Wheel Truck Turntables, Drop Tables, Split Rail Trolley Systems, Portable Sanding Trailers, Transfer Tables and Accessories for the Rail Maintenance market.
Macton's confidence in its products has been proven time and again and we want our customers to know we stand behind our products and the quality that goes into them. Macton is proud of the experience and craftsmanship that goes into each and every product we sell. As part of its commitment to quality, Macton is offering a 5 year standard warranty on all of its products.
Macton sought ISO certification as part of its ongoing efforts at continuous improvement in its product quality and ongoing operations and as a result is now ISO 9001:2015 certified.
All of Macton’s electrical panels meet the applicable UL 508A (Industrial Control Equipment) standards (as well as CAN/CSA 22.2 No. 14 standards), and are labeled to show that they have been certified by TUV Rheinland as meeting those standards (certificate # 0000019219).
Everything manufactured in the USA! Go America. Go Macton.Read More
HART's Photo of the Week!
Situated between Waipahu High School and the University of Hawaii's Leeward Community College is the Rail Operations Center (ROC) for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. It's the maintenance and storage hub for the Project and will eventually house a 20 train fleet.
Each train is nearly 260 feet long and weighs 144 tons! Dealing with such heavy equipment is no easy task but the ROC is more than up to the challenge.
Built on tracks high above the ROC's main service facility is a pair of 15-ton lifts manufactured by Konecranes, one of the world's leading industrial crane builders. Each crane is capable of maneuvering the length of the facility, allowing technicians to safely lift and move train parts and equipment. Aside from the lifts above, the floor of the facility also features MACTON hoists capable of lifting an entire 288,000 pound train.
Macton is capable of building custom installations of any size or capacity, delivering turntables up to 100 feet in diameter or more, capable of handling weights ranging from thousands of pounds to hundreds of tons. There is no better way to bring attention to featured products than with a custom designed motion system by Macton. With over 70 years of display turntable and lift experience. Macton can support any movement that requires heavy-duty mechanical motion, compound motion, sophisticated control systems, and easy integration into other display elements to support the most creative and innovative trade show displays.Read More
Last week a shipment of eight of our 10T portable jacks headed to a customer in Oklahoma City. These jacks have a lift height of 76 inches, a lift speed of 9 inches per minute, and lift a combined total of 160,000lbs! These jacks carry our standard acme thread (on each lifting screw), which are designed to provide sufficient friction between the screw and bronze load bearing nut which allow it to be non-reversible and self-locking. These self-locking nuts along with our emergency stop buttons on every set of portable jacks gives us two forms of safety for the operators. The lifting screw is housed within the column structure so that the screw is protected from damage in the shop environment. Lastly, all of our welding is in accordance with American Welding Society D1.1 structural welding code and is inspected in house by one of our Certified Welding Inspectors. Everything is made here in CT, USA.Read More
Check out the Photo of the Week from Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation! "In the photo of the week, one of HART's four-car trains is propped up by a Macton Train Hoist. This is no small task considering, each rail car is 65-feet long and weighs 72,000 pounds! Doing the math, that means each train is 260-feet long, tipping the scales at a whopping 288,000 pounds or 144 tons...that is a heavy-duty hoist!" Follow the link to read more about this project.Read More