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How Digital Trends Will Push Overhead Lifting To Greater Heights

The original version of this article by MHI CEO John Paxton previously appeared on HoistMagazine.com With the advent of digital intelligence, overhead lifting components are smarter — and safer — than ever before. The digital trends impacting the design of ...
SafetyTechnology

Prevent Off-Center Picks With Detection Systems For Overhead Handling

Although nothing replaces training and experience when it comes to improving safety in overhead lifting, there are devices that can alert operators to unsafe conditions. Among these risky situations is an off-center pick, also known as a side pull. In ...
EducationTechnology

Monorail Manufacturers Association Celebrates 90 Years Of Safe Monorail Best ...

The Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), founded in 1933, is celebrating its 90th anniversary. An independent, incorporated trade association affiliated with MHI, MMA members are leading suppliers of patented and enclosed track underhung workstation cranes and monorail systems. MMA is also ...
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 ...
SafetyStandards

The Two Underhung Crane And Monorail Specifications And Standards You ...

The members of the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA) develop and publish technical standards and specifications for the safe design, engineering, manufacturing, operation, and service of of underhung cranes and monorails. The standards, produced by the MMA Engineering Committee, cover both ...
Efficiency & ProductivityTechnology

Four Ergonomic Lifting Solutions That Cut Repetitive Stress Injury Risks

Workplace injuries can result from a single overexertion incident in which a worker attempts to move, position, or lift a very large, heavy load. However, they can also occur when an employee performs the same task repeatedly. Whether in manufacturing, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...