Tag: Overhead Alliance

Safety

New Government Partnership to Further Safety Goals of Overhead Alliance ...

Originally published in MHI Solutions magazine, Volume 9, Issue 4. Three of MHI’s Industry Groups recently were appointed ambassadors to a federal program geared toward the safety of hoists, cranes and monorails. Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), Hoist Manufacturers ...
EducationSafety

Learn About Overhead Safety From The Experts: Register Today For ...

To help overhead lifting equipment owners, operators, maintenance, and safety personnel ensure the safest workplace, the fourth annual Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series (www.mhi.org/overheadsafety) will be held this October through November, 2021. Previously presented in conjunction with MHI’s ProMat and ...
GuidelinesSafety

For The Safest Operation, Ensure Overhead Crane And Hoist Operators ...

To maximize efficiency and ease of operation many cranes and hoists are designed to be operated intuitively, with wireless remote controls (utilizing radio or infrared signals to relay function instructions to the system) or wired, push-button pendants (also referred to ...
EducationSafety

The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices

When attached to an overhead crane or monorail’s hoist, below-the-hook lifting devices (also called attachments or end effectors) ensure that a specific type of load can be lifted, lowered, and positioned safely and securely. Below-the-hook lifting devices are offered by ...
GuidelinesSafety

Hoist Inspections: A Critical Aspect Of Overhead Handling Safety

To ensure both the safety and the optimal functionality of hoists, it is critical to inspect a variety of components and operating functions at specific intervals. The Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) has developed the following content solely as a means ...
SafetyTechnology

How To Determine When A Hoist’s Wire Rope Or Chain ...

As explained in the multiple free publications offered by the members of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) that detail hoist inspection procedures, a variety of key components should be assessed when conducting one of the four primary types of hoist ...
SafetyStandards

Side-Pulling A Hoist Is Dangerous; Here’s Why

Every technical paper produced by the members of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) cautions hoist owners and operators against performing a side pull. The movement is defined by the group as “any force or operating condition that restricts the load ...
EducationSafety

The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Hoists

As a critical component of overhead handling equipment, manual, air and electric hoists make it possible to lift freely suspended, bulky loads up for positioning or transport, and lower down for precise placement. Because they are supplied separately from an ...
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Understanding Hoist Duty Service Classifications

To ensure the safety and efficiency of an overhead lifting operation, it is crucial that the design of the hoist used to connect a load to an overhead crane, monorail, or workstation crane matches the specific needs of the application. ...
EducationTechnology

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 ...