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SafetyStandards

Proper Sizing Of Bridge And Trolley Brakes Ensures Safe Load ...

Like the brakes on a car — which slow, stop, and hold the vehicle in place as its motor continues to run — so too must an overhead crane be equipped with bridge and trolley brakes for safe load handling. ...
SafetyTechnology

Requirements For Safely Cutting Off Crane And Hoist Power In ...

For safety, it is important for personnel to be able to cut the power on overhead cranes and hoists during operation—independently of the operating controls—in the event of an emergency or during a maintenance session. For that reason, an emergency ...
GuidelinesSafety

End Stops: Best Practices For Specifying And Using In Overhead ...

End stops mark the end of a rail in an overhead crane or monorail system. Located at the termination point of the running surface for bridge and trolley travel, these fixed devices provide a physical barrier that fully engages the ...
SafetyTechnology

How Trolley And Bridge Bumpers Stop Structural Damage To Cranes, ...

Functioning much like the bumper on an automobile, trolley and bridge bumpers are devices that absorb the energy and reduce the impact when a moving crane or hoist trolley reaches the end of its permitted travel — or when two ...
GuidelinesSafety

Understand The Basics Of Load Test Requirements

A load test is performed to verify that a specific crane or hoist will safely perform all of its functions while supporting a test load whose weight is at least equal to the equipment’s rated capacity. Because load tests confirm ...
GuidelinesSafety

Alert Personnel To Overhead Crane Operation With Audible And Visual ...

Warning devices, including both audible alarms that emit an unusual sound and visual alarms that illuminate or flash repeating patterns of light, should be used on both indoor and outdoor overhead cranes whose lifting, lowering, and movement functions are powered. ...
SafetyTechnology

Keep Overhead Bridge Crane Rails Free Of Debris With Rail ...

While keeping crane runway beams and girders clear of any foreign objects, dirt, or debris that might impede the travel of an overhead crane is a best practice for all operations, there’s always the chance that something might land on ...
GuidelinesStandards

New Overhead Lifting Best Practices Guide To Be Released

Between them, the members of MHI’s Overhead Alliance — which includes the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA) — have answered thousands of questions and published approximately 100 documents ...
SafetyTechnology

Webinar Explores Best Practices In The Safe Operation Of Below-The-Hook ...

The last of four sessions featured in the fourth annual Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series (www.mhi.org/overheadsafety), “Best Practices for Safe Operation of Below-the-Hook Lifting Equipment,” aired on November 18. During the hour-long presentation, Scott Salisbury, General Manager at Bradley Lifting ...
SafetyTechnology

Discover The Latest Overhead Lifting Safety Innovations During Webinar

The third in a set of four sessions shared during the fourth annual Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series (www.mhi.org/overheadsafety), “Overhead Lifting Safety Innovations Panel Discussion,” aired on November 11. During the 45-minute presentation, four panelists discussed several new technologies available ...