I'm looking to order twin straight steel ground rails for a mobile gauge weighing around 10000 lbs that will be able to move in and out of our production line. The gauge is to be on 4 wheels and I was thinking of ordering 2" square rails around 20 feet long to place in or on our concrete base, but wasn't sure if I needed to worry about the material or get a larger size rail to support such high weight. Any structural or mechanical or materials engineers out there who can point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.
Red Flag Submitted
Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.
Reply To This Thread
Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.
Manufacturers are at a critical juncture. Either they evolve their product processes or get disrupted by new competitors who have been built from the ground up to develop complex systems and products defined by software. Download Now
Savvy engineers have eagerly anticipated the impact of virtual reality (VR) on robot programming technology, as it can dramatically increase productivity by empowering engineers to do their jobs safer and more efficiently. Download Now