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 ...
EducationGuidelines

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 ...
EducationStandards

Updated Specifications For Overhead Cranes In Development

Reaffirming their commitment to safety in the design and use of overhead traveling crane technology, the members of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) have been diligently working to update the organization’s technical specifications and standards publications. The documents ...
SafetyStandards

MMA Standards Ensure Monorails, Workstation Cranes Enhance Worker Safety And ...

To ensure that workstation cranes, monorails, and patented track systems installed in facilities for overhead material handling and load movement are properly designed and manufactured for a given application, the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA) offers two separate specifications documents: 1-2016 ...
Efficiency & ProductivityTechnology

Remote Crane Monitoring, Now And The Future: What Users Need ...

Remote monitoring of overhead cranes and the function of their components is — like many other consumer and commercial technologies — poised to become far more commonplace. Just like camera-equipped doorbells whose video is accessible wirelessly, the technologies that leverage ...
EducationStandards

Explaining Crane Duty Cycles: What Are They And Why Should ...

When specifying an overhead crane for a given application, a number of factors must be considered. One of the most critical is duty cycle, determined based on anticipated frequency of use, type of load and the average weight of the ...
EducationGuidelines

Investing In Overhead Lifting? Consider All Building Clearances Before Buying

Perhaps it sounds obvious, but when planning a significant capital equipment investment in an overhead lifting solution — like a wide-span crane — it’s important to avoid making assumptions about an existing building’s structure. In this, the first of a ...