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How Overhead Lifting Solutions Improve Safety

Overhead lifting solutions — including cranes, hoists, monorails, and workstation cranes — not only improve the efficiency and productivity of an operation, they also offer significant workplace safety advantages. These benefits are outlined in a recent article in MHI Solutions magazine, ...
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New Video Highlights Guidelines For Safe Hoist Operation From HMI

As a key component of overhead lifting, hoists — including hand, lever and power operated styles — connect a load to an overhead crane or monorail system. It is therefore critical that they are operated and maintained in accordance with ...
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Know Your Hoist Operation Guidelines To Ensure Worker, Facility Safety

Hoists are an integral part of overhead lifting, often serving as the link between the load and the overhead crane or monorail system. Therefore, their proper operation and maintenance is critical to ensuring the safety of workers using the overhead ...
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Overhead And Gantry Inspections 101: Learn The Basics

To ensure both the safety and the optimal functionality of an overhead or gantry crane, it is critical to inspect a variety of components and operating functions at specific intervals. As recommended by the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) ...
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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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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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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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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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New Video Details The Fundamentals Of A Hoist Inspection Program

Used to lift, lower and move loads, overhead hoists—including wire rope, chain and lever types—transport freely suspended items overhead. Because they perform such high-stakes work, it is critical to schedule regular inspections of this equipment and its components to ensure ...