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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...