XBData™Crane Cross Bridge
Communication System

Infra-Red Bridge to Crab/Trolley Command Signalling
Integra-table System with COMMANDER™ Remote Control Systems

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The XBData™ Bridge to Hoist(s) Command & Communication System provides a safe, economical and cost effective way to eliminate cross bridge control & power wiring on the bridge & festoon systems. Old method systems are commonly associated with costly downtime when such systems fail by way of mechanical collapse or simply wear out at end of life and their hanging loops can also fail through constant flexing or get snagged & ripped out on loads or caught up in high ‘in factory’ machinery or other obstructions either permanent or temporary. Instances have occurred when unequal festoon loops (hanging low) have snagged on and toppled structures being worked on resulting in injuries to workers. The XBData™ system can be used on cranes with single or multiple hoists each with their own ‘on board’ motor control panel. The XBData™ system is in addition to the usual COMMANDER™ remote control system (Infra-Red or Radio), each hoist would require a single receiver decoder, sized to suit the number of output commands for each hoists’ functions. Cross bridge transmitted data would be addressed to each crab/trolley/hoist. The 415V AC power supply for the crab/trolley/hoist can easily be installed along the crane bridge (see picture on the brochure) using enclosed conductor bar, common to all on bridge lifting systems, the supply wired from the load side of the crane MLC thus ensuring Category 3 safety is maintained. Collectors are installed on each crab/trolly/hoist similar to those on crane gantries to provide a power source to the crane bridge. As well as facilitating in works testing of new cranes, in the event of hoist removal from the crane bridge or even during erection of the crane and hoist(s) on site connectivity or motor polarisation (direction) issues should be eliminated.

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Established in 1993, Commander Controls Limited are specialists in providing electronic industrial control systems for high integrity lifting operations, which include Infra-Red & Radio remote control and Collision Avoidance (Detection) systems. They provide high-quality, durable equipment, which has been the chosen option for many businesses and locations worldwide.

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Commander Controls Limited
12 High Hazles Road
Manvers Business Park, Cotgrave
NG12 3GZ
United Kingdom

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