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The Two Underhung Crane And Monorail Specifications And Standards You ...

The members of the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA) develop and publish technical standards and specifications for the safe design, engineering, manufacturing, operation, and service of of underhung cranes and monorails. The standards, produced by the MMA Engineering Committee, cover both ...
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Load Snag Detection Systems Enhance Operational Safety In Overhead Lifting ...

Operator training is always the most effective means to improve safety in an overhead lifting application. Training and experience help overhead crane and hoist operators avoid many of the most common safety challenges — including preventing load snags. That said, ...
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Follow These Hoist Safety Guidelines To Protect Your Operation

Manual, air, and electric hoists enhance an operation’s ergonomics by enabling a single operator to lift and lower freely suspended, bulky loads for positioning, transport, and placement. In addition to eliminating the strain of repetitively lifting heavy objects manually, hoists ...
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Restricted Travel Areas Prevent Overhead Cranes, Hoists From Colliding With ...

Ideally, every overhead crane and hoist would have a wide-open, unimpeded travel path throughout an entire facility. In reality, however, that’s rarely the case. Most distribution and manufacturing operations have a number of fixed obstacles — including columns, racking, machinery, ...
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Don’t Ignore These Overhead Crane Safety Basics

Overhead crane equipment lifts, lowers, and transports large, heavy, and bulky loads overhead through a facility. As they transfer their payloads horizontally, they cranes also boost handling throughput and optimize facility space. Operations adding an overhead crane — or those ...
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Five Overhead Crane Specifications And Standards You Should Know

The members of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) produces engineering and technical standards and specifications for the safe design, engineering, manufacturing, operation, and service of overhead cranes. The standards, produced by the CMAA Engineering Committee, cover a broad ...
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Overhead Load Sway Control Technology Improves Safety, Productivity

When an overhead crane and hoist system transports a load, the laws of physics dictate that the suspended load will naturally sway when the travel motion starts or stops. Similar to a pendulum on a grandfather clock, the farther the ...
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Overhead Safety Promoted By The Overhead Alliance

To help owners design, install, and operate the most reliable, dependable, and safest equipment possible, the industry groups of the Overhead Alliance of MHI routinely release new and updated standards and specifications. The publications cover overhead cranes, monorails, hoists, and ...
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How Overhead Lifting Equipment Enhances Workplace Safety

This article previously appeared in the February 2023 issue of Workplace Material Handling & Safety magazine. Contributed by the members of the Overhead Alliance, which is comprised of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), ...
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Keep Your Overhead Lifting Environments Safe, Productive With Operator Training ...

This is the third in a series of posts detailing 13 reasons why overhead lifting and handling technologies — specifically cranes, hoists, and monorails — can improve a manufacturing or distribution operation’s efficiency, productivity, safety, and sustainability. Read more in ...