Tag: Overhead Alliance

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4 Signs That A Hoist Needs To Be Replaced

Hoists are the component that makes it possible for overhead cranes, monorails, or workstation cranes to lift freely suspended, heavy or bulky loads, and are a critical part of overhead handling equipment. Their proper operation is essential to ensure the ...
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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 ...
Efficiency & ProductivityTechnology

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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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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New Video Highlights Guidelines For Safe Hoist Operation From HMI

As a key component of overhead lifting, hoists — including hand, lever and power operated styles — connect a load to an overhead crane or monorail system. It is therefore critical that they are operated and maintained in accordance with ...
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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 ...
Technology

Hoist Inspection Webinar, Part 2: Checklist Highlights Key Areas To ...

As discussed in the previous post, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) of MHI recently presented the 45-minute webinar “Pre-op/Daily Hoist Inspection: What You Need To Know To Be Safe, Productive and Compliant.” In addition to reviewing the importance of conducting ...
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Hoist Inspection Webinar, Part 1: Why Performing Daily Pre-Operational Assessments ...

Recently, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) of MHI hosted a webinar entitled “Pre-op/Daily Hoist Inspection: What You Need To Know To Be Safe, Productive and Compliant.” The 45-minute session explained the importance of conducting an assessment of an overhead hoist ...
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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 ...