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How Digital Trends Will Push Overhead Lifting To Greater Heights

The original version of this article by MHI CEO John Paxton previously appeared on HoistMagazine.com With the advent of digital intelligence, overhead lifting components are smarter — and safer — than ever before. The digital trends impacting the design of ...
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Prevent Off-Center Picks With Detection Systems For Overhead Handling

Although nothing replaces training and experience when it comes to improving safety in overhead lifting, there are devices that can alert operators to unsafe conditions. Among these risky situations is an off-center pick, also known as a side pull. In ...
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Monorail Manufacturers Association Celebrates 90 Years Of Safe Monorail Best ...

The Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), founded in 1933, is celebrating its 90th anniversary. An independent, incorporated trade association affiliated with MHI, MMA members are leading suppliers of patented and enclosed track underhung workstation cranes and monorail systems. MMA is also ...
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Meet ACE: New Association Shaping The Future Of Automation, Controls, ...

A Guest Post from the Members of the Automation, Controls, And Electrification Association (ACE). The Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA) has rebranded as the Automation, Controls, and Electrification Association (ACE). The rebranding to ACE affirms association members’ commitment to ...
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How Collision Avoidance Systems Make Overhead Lifting Safer

Crashing an overhead crane and hoist system into another overhead lifting device, facility structure, machinery, or people is something every operation wants to avoid. While operator training, experience, and awareness of surroundings certainly go a long way toward preventing a ...
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Four Ergonomic Lifting Solutions That Cut Repetitive Stress Injury Risks

Workplace injuries can result from a single overexertion incident in which a worker attempts to move, position, or lift a very large, heavy load. However, they can also occur when an employee performs the same task repeatedly. Whether in manufacturing, ...
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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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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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Key Considerations When Selecting Wireless Controls for Overhead Cranes

A Guest Post from the Members of the Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA). With wireless technologies increasingly used throughout daily life, it naturally follows that they will also find a home in industrial applications as well. In the case ...
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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 ...