Application Profile

05 July 2016

Single-Leaf Bascule Lift Bridge Fort St Bridge

Nuttall Gear Custom Heavy-Duty Speed Reducers for Single-Leaf Bascule Lift Bridge

Originally built in 1922, the Fort Street fixed-trunnion bascule bridge in Detroit, Michigan allows large cargo ships to travel the Rouge River while transporting material to the nearby Ford Motor plant. The double-leaf bascule design utilized below-deck counterweights to raise and lower the two roadway leaf/sections.

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14 June 2016

Double Leaf Bascule Bridge

Nuttall Gear Custom Gear Drives for Double-Leaf Bascule Bridge

The Pinellas County Department of Transportation in Florida recently completed upgrades to the Park Boulevard double-leaf, bascule bridge. The bridge opened in 1981 and spans the intracoastal waterway to connect Seminole with Indian Shores on the barrier islands. The bridge opens on demand for larger boats that sound their horn or radio the bridge tender.

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02 June 2016

Transit Rail Cars

Nuttall Custom Heavy-Duty Gearing for Transit Rail Cars

The New York City Subway is one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world with 842 miles of track, 468 stations and over 6,200 rapid transit cars. Keeping the vast fleet of rolling stock in-service is a never-ending task.

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22 June 2015

The Pentagon

Pentagon Chiller Plant Speed Increasers Factory Rebuild & Installation Assistance

After decades of continuous operation, the Pentagon’s heating and refrigeration plant identified the need to overhaul aging chiller system equipment in 2013. Nuttall Gear was contracted to overhaul and modernize the speed increasers they had originally provided as part of new, large industrial chilled water systems installed in 1993.

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20 May 2015

Steel Slitting Line Recoiler Drive

Nuttall Onsite Bearing Overhaul for Steel Slitting Recoiler Drive

When a major steel processor in Ohio identified a problem with the bearings on their slitter line during routine vibration analysis, they turned to Nuttall Gear.

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