Efficiency & ProductivityTechnology

How Patented Track Monorail Lowers Total Cost Of Ownership

When an operation decides that moving items overhead via a monorail or underhung crane is the optimal solution for load handling, owners must then consider which type of track will be the best investment. Two choices are patented track and structural ...
EducationWhy Overhead

Learn How Overhead Lifting Enhances Operational Safety In Overhead Alliance’s ...

In a recently released video, MHI’s Overhead Alliance (which includes the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA)) shares a brief overview into the many ways cranes, hoists and monorails ...
Efficiency & ProductivityTechnology

Work Cell Layouts: Key Considerations When Implementing A Workstation Crane

Offered in four styles — jib, monorail, bridge, and gantry — workstation cranes are installed in work cells to help operators lift, handle, transport, and position heavy objects within assembly and manufacturing operations. Yet, to ensure proper ergonomics when using ...
Efficiency & ProductivityTechnology

How Patented Track And Enclosed Track Enable Design Flexibility

Used to lift, handle, transport, and position heavy objects within assembly and manufacturing operations, workstation bridge cranes and monorails are frequently deployed in manufacturing and assembly operations to assist workers. At the heart of each of these systems are the ...
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CMAA Releases Updates To Overhead Crane Specifications 70 And 74

The Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) has released the latest updates to two of its technical specifications: CMAA Specification 70 – Specifications for Top Running Bridge & Gantry Type Multiple Girder Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes CMAA Specification 74 – ...
EducationSafety

Register Today For The Online Overhead Lifting Safety Conference In ...

Advance registration is now open for the third annual Overhead Lifting Safety Conference (www.overheadliftingsafety.org). Previously held concurrently to MHI’s ProMat and MODEX shows, the Conference will be held this year in a weekly webinar format this September — coinciding with ...
EducationTechnology

Updated Manuals And Best Practices Documents For Hoist Operation Released

To ensure the safety and productivity of workers using overhead hoist equipment, the members of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) produce a series of technical papers detailing how to properly operate and maintain hand, lever or powered hoists. The group ...
SafetyTechnology

Workstation Cranes And Monorails: How They Improve Worker Safety

Workstation bridge cranes and monorails are frequently deployed in manufacturing and assembly operations to assist workers who need to lift, handle, and move heavy objects as part of their assigned tasks. Both enhance worker safety in a variety of ways, ...
SafetyTechnology

Explore The Latest Advances In Radio Crane Control

Since the initial advent of wireless, radio frequency (RF) based crane control that relied on one-way communication from an operator-held transmitter to a crane-mounted receiver, there have been significant advances — particularly on the receiver end of the technology. Over ...
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Members of MHI’s Overhead Alliance Address Challenges of Pandemic with ...

This article appeared in the May 2020 issue of Lift & Hoist International. The impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic to our modern world has been unprecedented — and remains unpredictable. While much is still unknown about this virus, the ...