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1) Push type crane

An overhead traveling crane whose horizontal travel is powered manually or by the operator.  Often work station cranes are push type cranes.  This crane may or may not utilize powered hoist or lifting mechanisms.

2) Pendant station

Also referred to as a "pushbutton station".  An electrical control device consisting of pushbutton-operated contacts in an enclosure used by the operator for control of the powered motions of the crane, hoist and other auxiliary equipment.

3) Pallet lifter

A below-the-hook lifting device that utilizes forks in its design and serves to take the role of forklift forks while utilizing the capabilities of a crane and/or hoist.  Generally, counterweighted at its top and attached via a bail and hook arrangement.

4) 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).