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Safety

New Government Partnership to Further Safety Goals of Overhead Alliance ...

Originally published in MHI Solutions magazine, Volume 9, Issue 4. Three of MHI’s Industry Groups recently were appointed ambassadors to a federal program geared toward the safety of hoists, cranes and monorails. Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), Hoist Manufacturers ...
EducationSafety

Learn About Overhead Safety From The Experts: Register Today For ...

To help overhead lifting equipment owners, operators, maintenance, and safety personnel ensure the safest workplace, the fourth annual Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series (www.mhi.org/overheadsafety) will be held this October through November, 2021. Previously presented in conjunction with MHI’s ProMat and ...
GuidelinesSafety

For The Safest Operation, Ensure Overhead Crane And Hoist Operators ...

To maximize efficiency and ease of operation many cranes and hoists are designed to be operated intuitively, with wireless remote controls (utilizing radio or infrared signals to relay function instructions to the system) or wired, push-button pendants (also referred to ...
SafetyStandards

Monorail Inspections 101: Learn The Basics

To ensure both the safety and the optimal functionality of both patented track and enclosed track monorails, it is critical to inspect a variety of system components and operating functions at specific intervals. The Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA) of MHI ...
EducationSafety

The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices

When attached to an overhead crane or monorail’s hoist, below-the-hook lifting devices (also called attachments or end effectors) ensure that a specific type of load can be lifted, lowered, and positioned safely and securely. Below-the-hook lifting devices are offered by ...
GuidelinesSafety

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 ...
EducationTechnology

The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Monorails

Used as an alternative to lift trucks or fixed conveyor systems, monorails transport heavy, bulky materials through a process or within a facility, then position the loads. They are supplied in two different track styles — patented track and enclosed ...
SafetyTechnology

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 ...
SafetyStandards

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 ...
EducationTechnology

5 Signs That A Workstation Crane Needs To Be Replaced

Typically designed to loads ranging from 150 to 4,000 pounds, workstation cranes are dedicated to a specific area or location and are equipped with a load handling device, such as a hoist, that suspends the load. Offered in jib, bridge, ...