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Does Your Overhead Crane System Or Its Components Need To ...

Designed, engineered, and manufactured to move large, heavy, and bulky items horizontally throughout an operation’s empty space above floor-based equipment and processes — or outdoors — overhead cranes are complex systems that incorporate multiple components to lift, lower, and transport ...
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How To Leverage Crane And Hoist System Data For A ...

A Guest Post from the Members of the Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA). In the most recent MHI Annual Industry Report, survey respondents were queried about their use of data throughout their supply chains across every level, including within ...
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Keep Workers Safe From Moving Parts In Overhead Lifting Systems ...

Couplings that connect different parts of components and machinery and power-driven, rotating line shafts for power transmission can be hazardous to personnel working on or in proximity to overhead handling equipment if they make contact with these moving parts. That’s ...
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How The Internet Of Things Benefits Overhead Crane Owners And ...

Every supply chain, distribution, and manufacturing operation wants to save time and reduce costs, including those that rely on one or more overhead crane system within their facilities. With the latest developments in technologies that leverage the Internet of Things ...
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Why Emergency Stops Are Required For Powered Below The Hook ...

Operations utilizing overhead lifting and handling equipment often use below the hook devices to connect a load to the hook. There are a variety of below the hook attachments available in the market to accommodate a broad range of handling ...
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Requirements For Safely Cutting Off Crane And Hoist Power In ...

For safety, it is important for personnel to be able to cut the power on overhead cranes and hoists during operation—independently of the operating controls—in the event of an emergency or during a maintenance session. For that reason, an emergency ...
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When Should Conductor Bars In Overhead Lifting Systems Be Guarded?

Used to electrify and power overhead crane, monorail, and hoist systems along the runway to power the bridge, or along the bridge to power the trolley, conductor bar systems are typically guarded or isolated with a cover or insulation. This ...
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Grounding Requirements When Powering An Overhead Lifting System With Bare ...

Conductor bar systems are frequently used to supply power to and electrify an overhead crane and hoist. They can be used on both indoor and outdoor overhead lifting systems. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration standard OSHA 1910.179 defines two ...
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How Trolley And Bridge Bumpers Stop Structural Damage To Cranes, ...

Functioning much like the bumper on an automobile, trolley and bridge bumpers are devices that absorb the energy and reduce the impact when a moving crane or hoist trolley reaches the end of its permitted travel — or when two ...
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Keep Overhead Bridge Crane Rails Free Of Debris With Rail ...

While keeping crane runway beams and girders clear of any foreign objects, dirt, or debris that might impede the travel of an overhead crane is a best practice for all operations, there’s always the chance that something might land on ...