Tag: Electric Hoist

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Four Overhead Hoist Publications You Should Know

The members of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) develop and publish several guidelines for the safe operation and service of overhead hoists. The documents, produced by the HMI Engineering Committee, cover a broad range of hoist types. HMI’s publications are the ...
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HMI Webinar Explores Hoist Safety Best Practices

In addition to publishing guidance for the proper operation of hoists, the technical committee of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) hosted a recent webinar to elaborate on select recommended practices. “Dos and Don’ts of Safe Hoist Operation” presents several potential ...
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Follow These Hoist Safety Guidelines To Protect Your Operation

Manual, air, and electric hoists enhance an operation’s ergonomics by enabling a single operator to lift and lower freely suspended, bulky loads for positioning, transport, and placement. In addition to eliminating the strain of repetitively lifting heavy objects manually, hoists ...
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Hoist Inspections: A Critical Aspect Of Overhead Handling Safety

To ensure both the safety and the optimal functionality of hoists, it is critical to inspect a variety of components and operating functions at specific intervals. The Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) has developed the following content solely as a means ...
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How To Determine When A Hoist’s Wire Rope Or Chain ...

As explained in the multiple free publications offered by the members of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) that detail hoist inspection procedures, a variety of key components should be assessed when conducting one of the four primary types of hoist ...
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Side-Pulling A Hoist Is Dangerous; Here’s Why

Every technical paper produced by the members of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) cautions hoist owners and operators against performing a side pull. The movement is defined by the group as “any force or operating condition that restricts the load ...
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The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Hoists

As a critical component of overhead handling equipment, manual, air and electric hoists make it possible to lift freely suspended, bulky loads up for positioning or transport, and lower down for precise placement. Because they are supplied separately from an ...
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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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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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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 ...