Modular, freestanding bridge cranes

The recently introduced XW expands and extends the manufacturer’s Nomad Freestanding Crane line. The model affords overall widths and heights up to 60 feet and 25 feet, along with 2- to 20-ton capacities. The modular series provides flexible solutions for plant operators when handling needs change, or a traditional overhead crane installation is either difficult or impractical. Base plate design allows most Nomad systems to be installed without footers; with easily bolted assembly, the cranes are easily dismantled, relocated and reassembled when the need arises.

Nomad Cranes are available for one-, two-, three- or four-cell manufacturing systems, with safety-enclosed-type runway electrification brackets welded on runway beams, and conductor bars installed in the field. Each system comes complete with mounting plates, bolts and bumpers, plus top running end-truck travel speeds of 80 or 120 feet per minute (VFD). Wire rope hoists provide lifting speeds of 16/2.6 FPM with trolley speeds of 65 FPM (VFD). Bridge conductor cables are pre-wired to quick disconnect plugs.

Nomad models have radio control as standard. Each system comes complete with a hand-held AAA operated radio controller; rechargeable models are also available. A back-up pushbutton station can be provided as an option. — Engineered Material Handling, Valley City, Ohio, 330/220-8600;