1) Patented track
A generic term referring to crane and monorail equipment built in accordance with the MMA specification utilizing a composite track section incorporating a proprietary bottom flange shape. A monorail track beam fabricated from a "T" section and a running flange. Patented track is characterized by the "hardness" of its load bearing surface and the ability to be bent into curves without deformation of the beam's load bearing surface. The name "patented track" derived from the original patent received by the inventor for the fabrication and production process of the beam(s).