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Overhead Alliance Members Offer Guidance On Overhead Handling System Selection, ...

This is the thirteenth 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 ...
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Latest Overhead Handling Technologies Enhance Safety And Productivity

This is the twelfth 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 ...
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Overhead Handling Equipment Is Easy To Learn, Operate

This is the eleventh 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 ...
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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 ...