Custom Reducer

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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08 January 2015

Single Leaf Bascule Lift Bridge for Two Rivers

Nuttall Gear Custom Reducer for Single Leaf Bascule Lift Bridge

The 17th Street double leaf bascule lift bridge in Two Rivers, Wisconsin has been in operation since 1949, allowing the local commercial fishing fleet access to Lake Michigan via the East Twin River.

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06 October 2014

Steel Processing Line

Nuttall Gear Custom Flattener Drive for Steel Processing Line

A large steel producer needed a new gear drive for a flattener on one of their processing lines. Direct coupled to a 500 HP motor, the large gear reducer drives a series of nine de-tensioning rollers that relieve residual stresses as the strip steel gets pulled through them during the sizing of the coil.

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15 September 2014

Folsom Lake Spillway Flood Gates

Custom Reducer and Gear Couplings for Folsom Lake Spillway Flood Gates

In 2008, construction of an auxiliary spillway began at the Folsom Dam near Sacramento, CA. This Joint Federal Project (JFP) is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, together with other Federal and state agencies. The new spillway will allow water to be released earlier and more safely from Folsom Lake during a high water event.

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