Tag: HMI

SafetyTechnology

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 ...
EducationSafety

Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) Emphasizes Worker Training — No Matter ...

This article by Tom Gresham previously appeared in Volume 11, Issue 4 of MHI Solutions magazine. The hoist equipment that falls under the umbrella of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), an independent trade association affiliated with MHI, covers a wide ...
GuidelinesSafety

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 ...
SafetyStandards

Overhead Safety Promoted By The Overhead Alliance

To help owners design, install, and operate the most reliable, dependable, and safest equipment possible, the industry groups of the Overhead Alliance of MHI routinely release new and updated standards and specifications. The publications cover overhead cranes, monorails, hoists, and ...
SafetyTechnology

How Overhead Lifting Equipment Enhances Workplace Safety

This article previously appeared in the February 2023 issue of Workplace Material Handling & Safety magazine. Contributed by the members of the Overhead Alliance, which is comprised of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), ...
TechnologyWhy Overhead

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 ...
TechnologyWhy Overhead

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 ...
TechnologyWhy Overhead

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 ...
EnvironmentalWhy Overhead

Meet Environmental Stewardship Goals With Sustainable Overhead Lifting Equipment

This is the tenth 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 ...
Efficiency & ProductivityWhy Overhead

Lift Any Load With Customized Below The Hook Attachments

This is the ninth 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 ...