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The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Overhead Crane Equipment

Overhead crane equipment is designed to move large, heavy, and bulky loads by lifting, lowering and transporting its payload horizontally through an operation’s overhead space. Cranes improve handling efficiency and throughput while optimizing facility space, minimizing product damage, and increasing ...
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4 Signs That A Hoist Needs To Be Replaced

Hoists are the component that makes it possible for overhead cranes, monorails, or workstation cranes to lift freely suspended, heavy or bulky loads, and are a critical part of overhead handling equipment. Their proper operation is essential to ensure the ...
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Fall Protection: Best Practices For Industrial Overhead Cranes

Industrial overhead cranes used within facilities to transport large, heavy, and bulky loads offer a variety of safety benefits to operations with precision remote handling and the ability for an operator to maintain a safe distance while directing the equipment. ...
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How Overhead Lifting Solutions Improve Safety

Overhead lifting solutions — including cranes, hoists, monorails, and workstation cranes — not only improve the efficiency and productivity of an operation, they also offer significant workplace safety advantages. These benefits are outlined in a recent article in MHI Solutions magazine, ...
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New Video Highlights Guidelines For Safe Hoist Operation From HMI

As a key component of overhead lifting, hoists — including hand, lever and power operated styles — connect a load to an overhead crane or monorail system. It is therefore critical that they are operated and maintained in accordance with ...
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Overhead Alliance Leaders Discuss Equipment Benefits, Factors To Consider In ...

In a recent episode of MHIcast — MHI’s podcast featuring the latest insights and trends in the material handling, logistics, and supply chain industries — the leadership of the Overhead Alliance discussed the benefits of overhead handling, as well as ...
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Overhead Alliance’s New Video Showcases How Overhead Lifting Technologies Deliver ...

Depending on the types of vehicles currently used in a facility, deploying cranes, hoists and monorails can greatly reduce an operation’s environmental impact while simultaneously enhancing overall throughput and performance. A recently released video produced by MHI’s Overhead Alliance (which ...
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Know Your Hoist Operation Guidelines To Ensure Worker, Facility Safety

Hoists are an integral part of overhead lifting, often serving as the link between the load and the overhead crane or monorail system. Therefore, their proper operation and maintenance is critical to ensuring the safety of workers using the overhead ...
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Lift Any Load Safely And Securely With Below The Hook ...

One of the best and safest practices in overhead lifting is to match the load to the load handling device. To ensure that a load — regardless of its shape, weight, or fragility — is lifted, lowered, and positioned safely ...
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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 ...