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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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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 ...
Efficiency & ProductivityTechnology

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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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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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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Why It’s Important To Buy Cranes Built To CMAA Specifications

Not all crane manufacturers build their overhead handling products to the same standards. In the U.S., however, the most commonly used engineering and technical standards come from the members of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA). CMAA specifications provide ...
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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 ...