Tag: Overhead Alliance

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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 ...
StandardsTechnology

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 ...
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Overhead And Gantry Inspections 101: Learn The Basics

To ensure both the safety and the optimal functionality of an overhead or gantry crane, it is critical to inspect a variety of components and operating functions at specific intervals. As recommended by the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) ...
Efficiency & ProductivityTechnology

Workstation Cranes: Allowing A Single Operator To Efficiently Handle A ...

Installing workstation cranes within individual assembly and manufacturing work cells helps operators lift, lower, handle, position, and move heavy objects both safely and efficiently. Capable of handling loads up to 4,000 pounds, these systems are designed to reduce the physical ...
EducationWhy Overhead

Learn How Overhead Lifting Enhances Operational Safety In Overhead Alliance’s ...

In a recently released video, MHI’s Overhead Alliance (which includes the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA)) shares a brief overview into the many ways cranes, hoists and monorails ...
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CMAA Releases Updates To Overhead Crane Specifications 70 And 74

The Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) has released the latest updates to two of its technical specifications: CMAA Specification 70 – Specifications for Top Running Bridge & Gantry Type Multiple Girder Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes CMAA Specification 74 – ...
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Register Today For The Online Overhead Lifting Safety Conference In ...

Advance registration is now open for the third annual Overhead Lifting Safety Conference (www.overheadliftingsafety.org). Previously held concurrently to MHI’s ProMat and MODEX shows, the Conference will be held this year in a weekly webinar format this September — coinciding with ...
EducationTechnology

Updated Manuals And Best Practices Documents For Hoist Operation Released

To ensure the safety and productivity of workers using overhead hoist equipment, the members of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) produce a series of technical papers detailing how to properly operate and maintain hand, lever or powered hoists. The group ...
SafetyTechnology

Explore The Latest Advances In Radio Crane Control

Since the initial advent of wireless, radio frequency (RF) based crane control that relied on one-way communication from an operator-held transmitter to a crane-mounted receiver, there have been significant advances — particularly on the receiver end of the technology. Over ...
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Members of MHI’s Overhead Alliance Address Challenges of Pandemic with ...

This article appeared in the May 2020 issue of Lift & Hoist International. The impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic to our modern world has been unprecedented — and remains unpredictable. While much is still unknown about this virus, the ...