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6 Signs That A Monorail System Or Components Need To ...

Overhead-mounted monorails transport heavy, bulky materials throughout a facility or process, then position their payload. Consisting of either patented or enclosed track upon which carriers or trolleys equipped with a hoist (or other lifting device) travel, their proper operation is ...
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Handle Workpieces More Ergonomically With Workstation Cranes

Designed and installed to assist with handling a load, workstation cranes improve ergonomics by making it easier and less strenuous for an operator to lift, lower, position, turn, or move a workpiece. They can be engineered to handle a wide ...
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Adding Switches, Curves To Monorails Increases Material Movement Flexibility

While many companies use monorails to move workpieces, products, or other loads from point A to point B, applications that require more flexibility can have curves and switches integrated into the system. Curves allow for direction changes to avoid obstacles ...
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Load Handling Device Options For Workstation Cranes Enhance Ergonomics

When assisted by workstation cranes installed overhead in manufacturing and assembly work cells, operators can lift, lower, handle, position, and move heavy objects safely and efficiently. As it serves as the connection between the workpiece and the crane’s hoist and ...
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Prior To Using A Workstation Crane, Operators Should Assess Its ...

For their own safety and the safety of those in the area, operators of workstation cranes should perform a pre-operational/pre-shift inspection to determine if any parts are damaged or require repairs. A series of 20 different areas should be reviewed, ...
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Why End Stops Are An Important Safety Feature On Monorail ...

All good things must come to an end, and that includes the rails of overhead fixed monorail — constructed with either patented track or enclosed track — upon which carriers, end trucks or trolleys travel. To ensure that a load ...
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Monorail Splice Connections: Best Practices For Design And Use

Monorails transport heavy, bulky materials throughout an operation, maximizing a building’s vertical space by moving loads overhead. They consist of a continuous run of fixed, overhead track and carriers, end trucks or trolleys suspended from the track that move the ...
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For Safety, Operators Should Check These Monorail System Areas At ...

Prior to operating an overhead monorail system, an operator should conduct a pre-operational/pre-shift inspection to determine if any components might be damaged or in need of service. If any issues are discovered, the system should be removed from service and ...
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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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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 ...