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Why Choose Overhead Lifting For Your Operation? Watch The Overhead ...

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)) offers a quick introduction into the benefits of cranes, hoists and monorails ...
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Keep Crane, Hoist Users Safe With Pre-Operational Equipment Check Guidelines

One of the most important ways to keep overhead crane and hoist operators safe is to require them to complete a pre-operational equipment inspection at the beginning of each shift. That’s why The Crane, Hoist and Monorail (CHM) Alliance — ...
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MODEX 2020 Attendees Seeking Overhead Handling Solutions Look For Specific ...

With MODEX 2020 just a few days away, MHI’s Overhead Alliance (which includes the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA)) offers a few insights into the types of overhead ...
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Workstation Cranes 101: An Overview Of This Ergonomic Solution

Frequently found in manufacturing and assembly operations where workers need to lift, handle, and move heavy objects to perform various processes upon them, workstation cranes generally handle loads from 150 to 4,000 pounds. Dedicated to a specific location or area, ...
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Monorails 101: Get The Basics On This Load Lifting And ...

Typically utilized as an alternative to lift trucks or fixed, floor-mounted conveyor systems, monorails transport heavy, bulky materials throughout a facility or process, then position the loads. Monorails maximize a building’s vertical space by moving loads overhead — horizontally, vertically ...
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Hoist Equipment 101: An Overview Of A Key Overhead Lifting ...

Hoist equipment — working in conjunction with overhead cranes (connected via a trolley that travels the length of the crane bridge), monorails (attached to a carrier traveling on a track) or workstation cranes (suspended from the end of a cantilevered ...
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Crane Equipment 101: Covering The Fundamentals Of This Overhead Handling ...

Engineered to move large, heavy, and bulky loads, overhead crane equipment lifts, lowers and moves its payload horizontally through the overhead space in a facility. Also sometimes called a crane, an industrial crane, or an overhead traveling crane, this technology ...
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Hoist Inspections 101: Covering The Basics

Overhead hoists—including wire rope, chain and lever types—are used for vertical lifting of freely suspended loads. And, because the vast majority of them are so reliable, it is easy to take their safe operation for granted. But that can mean ...
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Need More Guidance On The Safe Application Of Overhead Handling ...

Encompassing a broad range of solutions for lifting, transporting and positioning loads in manufacturing and distribution facilities, cranes, monorails and hoists come in a wide variety of sizes and load capacities and a nearly endless assortment of customizable configurations. That ...
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Seven Key Technologies That Enhance Overhead Handling System Safety, Productivity

Overhead handling solutions like cranes, monorails and hoists have been on the cutting edge of load lifting, transport and positioning since the introduction of the first steam-powered cranes in 1861. And, like the vast majority of material handling equipment, these ...