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The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Hoists

As a critical component of overhead handling equipment, manual, air and electric hoists make it possible to lift freely suspended, bulky loads up for positioning or transport, and lower down for precise placement. Because they are supplied separately from an ...
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The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Workstation Cranes

Workstation cranes — offered in jib, bridge, and gantry styles — are often deployed in manufacturing and assembly operations where operators must lift, handle, and move heavy objects as part of a work process. Generally handling loads ranging from 150 ...
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6 Signs That A Monorail System Or Components Need To ...

Overhead-mounted monorails transport heavy, bulky materials throughout a facility or process, then position their payload. Consisting of either patented or enclosed track upon which carriers or trolleys equipped with a hoist (or other lifting device) travel, their proper operation is ...
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CMAA Releases New Operator’s Manual For Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices

To enhance safety in facilities utilizing overhead traveling cranes in conjunction with below-the-hook lifting devices, the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) has developed a new publication: CMAA Specification 80 – Below-The-Hook Lifting Device Operator’s Manual. The document is recommended ...
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The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Overhead Crane Equipment

Overhead crane equipment is designed to move large, heavy, and bulky loads by lifting, lowering and transporting its payload horizontally through an operation’s overhead space. Cranes improve handling efficiency and throughput while optimizing facility space, minimizing product damage, and increasing ...
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4 Signs That A Hoist Needs To Be Replaced

Hoists are the component that makes it possible for overhead cranes, monorails, or workstation cranes to lift freely suspended, heavy or bulky loads, and are a critical part of overhead handling equipment. Their proper operation is essential to ensure the ...
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Handle Workpieces More Ergonomically With Workstation Cranes

Designed and installed to assist with handling a load, workstation cranes improve ergonomics by making it easier and less strenuous for an operator to lift, lower, position, turn, or move a workpiece. They can be engineered to handle a wide ...
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Overhead Alliance Leaders Discuss Equipment Benefits, Factors To Consider In ...

In a recent episode of MHIcast — MHI’s podcast featuring the latest insights and trends in the material handling, logistics, and supply chain industries — the leadership of the Overhead Alliance discussed the benefits of overhead handling, as well as ...
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Hoist Inspection Webinar, Part 1: Why Performing Daily Pre-Operational Assessments ...

Recently, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) of MHI hosted a webinar entitled “Pre-op/Daily Hoist Inspection: What You Need To Know To Be Safe, Productive and Compliant.” The 45-minute session explained the importance of conducting an assessment of an overhead hoist ...
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Overhead Alliance’s New Video Showcases How Overhead Lifting Technologies Deliver ...

Depending on the types of vehicles currently used in a facility, deploying cranes, hoists and monorails can greatly reduce an operation’s environmental impact while simultaneously enhancing overall throughput and performance. A recently released video produced by MHI’s Overhead Alliance (which ...