Tag: Overhead Handling

StandardsTechnology

Understanding The Advantages Of HMI-Certified Hoists

To help buyers of overhead hoists make a confident purchasing decision when comparing their product options, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) offers manufacturers the option of having their products HMI-Certified. The certification program covers all products that are sold in ...
EducationTechnology

The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Overhead Crane Equipment

Overhead crane equipment is designed to move large, heavy, and bulky loads by lifting, lowering and transporting its payload horizontally through an operation’s overhead space. Cranes improve handling efficiency and throughput while optimizing facility space, minimizing product damage, and increasing ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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Fall Protection: Best Practices For Industrial Overhead Cranes

Industrial overhead cranes used within facilities to transport large, heavy, and bulky loads offer a variety of safety benefits to operations with precision remote handling and the ability for an operator to maintain a safe distance while directing the equipment. ...
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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 ...