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Lift Any Load Safely And Securely With Below The Hook ...

One of the best and safest practices in overhead lifting is to match the load to the load handling device. To ensure that a load — regardless of its shape, weight, or fragility — is lifted, lowered, and positioned safely ...
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Crane Selection Guidelines: How To Pick The Right Solution For ...

Overhead single and double girder crane equipment is engineered to lift, lower and move large, heavy and bulky loads horizontally through a facility’s overhead space. The crane’s movement (and load travel) is controlled by an operator through a rectangular area ...
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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 ...
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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 – ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...