Tag: Monorail

Efficiency & ProductivityTechnology

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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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, ...
EducationWhy Overhead

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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Overhead Alliance’s New Video Showcases How Overhead Lifting Technologies Deliver ...

Depending on the types of vehicles currently used in a facility, deploying cranes, hoists and monorails can greatly reduce an operation’s environmental impact while simultaneously enhancing overall throughput and performance. A recently released video produced by MHI’s Overhead Alliance (which ...
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Lift Any Load Safely And Securely With Below The Hook ...

One of the best and safest practices in overhead lifting is to match the load to the load handling device. To ensure that a load — regardless of its shape, weight, or fragility — is lifted, lowered, and positioned safely ...
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Why Your Next Overhead Handling Equipment Purchase Should Be From ...

Considering an investment in overhead lifting and handling equipment? When evaluating potential solutions providers, be sure to find out if they are members of MHI’s Overhead Alliance. Comprised of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute ...