Engineered Material Handling (EMH; Valley City, OH) has announced the expansion and extension of its line of NOMAD Free Standing Cranes. Previously available in overall widths up to 40 feet and overall heights up to 20 feet, NOMAD is now available in overall widths up to 50 feet and overall heights up to 25 feet, with capacities from 2 tons to 10 tons. Modular NOMAD Cranes provide flexible solutions for manufacturers when needs change or when a traditional overhead crane installation is either difficult or impractical. Specific benefits include the following:
- Base plate design allows most NOMAD systems to be installed without footers. With easily bolted assembly, NOMAD Free Standing Crane Systems are then 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 that are welded on runway support columns, and with the conductor bars installed in the field.
- Each system comes complete with mounting plates, bolts and bumpers and with top running end-truck travel speeds of 80 or 120 FPM (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 Crane Solutions come standard with radio control. Each system comes complete with a hand-held AAA operated radio controller. Rechargeable models are optional. A back-up pushbutton station can be provided as an option.