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New Overhead Lifting Best Practices Guide To Be Released

Between them, the members of MHI’s Overhead Alliance — which includes the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA) — have answered thousands of questions and published approximately 100 documents ...
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Monorail Inspections 101: Learn The Basics

To ensure both the safety and the optimal functionality of both patented track and enclosed track monorails, it is critical to inspect a variety of system components and operating functions at specific intervals. The Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA) of MHI ...
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Side-Pulling A Hoist Is Dangerous; Here’s Why

Every technical paper produced by the members of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) cautions hoist owners and operators against performing a side pull. The movement is defined by the group as “any force or operating condition that restricts the load ...
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MMA-Certified: The Advantages For Owners And Operators Of Monorails And ...

To assure buyers of patented track and enclosed track monorails and workstation cranes that the products are constructed in conformance with standards established by the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), the group offers manufacturers the ability to have their products MMA-Certified. ...
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Understanding Hoist Duty Service Classifications

To ensure the safety and efficiency of an overhead lifting operation, it is crucial that the design of the hoist used to connect a load to an overhead crane, monorail, or workstation crane matches the specific needs of the application. ...
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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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Understanding The Advantages Of HMI-Certified Hoists

To help buyers of overhead hoists make a confident purchasing decision when comparing their product options, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) offers manufacturers the option of having their products HMI-Certified. The certification program covers all products that are sold in ...
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Why Your Next Overhead Handling Equipment Purchase Should Be From ...

Considering an investment in overhead lifting and handling equipment? When evaluating potential solutions providers, be sure to find out if they are members of MHI’s Overhead Alliance. Comprised of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute ...
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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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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 ...