Tag: HMI

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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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11 Crane Components That Enhance Safety, Reliability And Ease Of ...

While nothing replaces thorough and continuous training (and re-training) of workers on how to safely operate overhead single and double girder crane equipment, there are several key components that can be engineered into cranes to enhance their overall safety, reliability ...
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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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Understanding Hoist Duty Service Classifications

To ensure the safety and efficiency of an overhead lifting operation, it is crucial that the design of the hoist used to connect a load to an overhead crane, monorail, or workstation crane matches the specific needs of the application. ...
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Understanding The Advantages Of HMI-Certified Hoists

To help buyers of overhead hoists make a confident purchasing decision when comparing their product options, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) offers manufacturers the option of having their products HMI-Certified. The certification program covers all products that are sold in ...
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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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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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Hoist Inspection Webinar, Part 2: Checklist Highlights Key Areas To ...

As discussed in the previous post, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) of MHI recently presented the 45-minute webinar “Pre-op/Daily Hoist Inspection: What You Need To Know To Be Safe, Productive and Compliant.” In addition to reviewing the importance of conducting ...