Tag: Overhead Handling

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Restricted Travel Areas Prevent Overhead Cranes, Hoists From Colliding With ...

Ideally, every overhead crane and hoist would have a wide-open, unimpeded travel path throughout an entire facility. In reality, however, that’s rarely the case. Most distribution and manufacturing operations have a number of fixed obstacles — including columns, racking, machinery, ...
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Don’t Ignore These Overhead Crane Safety Basics

Overhead crane equipment lifts, lowers, and transports large, heavy, and bulky loads overhead through a facility. As they transfer their payloads horizontally, they cranes also boost handling throughput and optimize facility space. Operations adding an overhead crane — or those ...
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Key Considerations When Selecting Wireless Controls for Overhead Cranes

A Guest Post from the Members of the Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA). With wireless technologies increasingly used throughout daily life, it naturally follows that they will also find a home in industrial applications as well. In the case ...
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Why It’s Important To Buy Cranes Built To CMAA Specifications

Not all crane manufacturers build their overhead handling products to the same standards. In the U.S., however, the most commonly used engineering and technical standards come from the members of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA). CMAA specifications provide ...
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Five Overhead Crane Specifications And Standards You Should Know

The members of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) produces engineering and technical standards and specifications for the safe design, engineering, manufacturing, operation, and service of overhead cranes. The standards, produced by the CMAA Engineering Committee, cover a broad ...
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Overhead Load Sway Control Technology Improves Safety, Productivity

When an overhead crane and hoist system transports a load, the laws of physics dictate that the suspended load will naturally sway when the travel motion starts or stops. Similar to a pendulum on a grandfather clock, the farther the ...
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Crane Electrification Options: Learn About Conductor Bars, Festoons, And Cable ...

A Guest Post from the Members of the Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA). Overhead cranes are essential equipment for many industries, including manufacturing and logistics. But in order for cranes to lift and move heavy loads within a facility, ...
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How Overhead Lifting Equipment Enhances Workplace Safety

This article previously appeared in the February 2023 issue of Workplace Material Handling & Safety magazine. Contributed by the members of the Overhead Alliance, which is comprised of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), ...
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Overhead Alliance Members Offer Guidance On Overhead Handling System Selection, ...

This is the thirteenth in a series of posts detailing 13 reasons why overhead lifting and handling technologies — specifically cranes, hoists, and monorails — can improve a manufacturing or distribution operation’s efficiency, productivity, safety, and sustainability. Read more in ...
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Latest Overhead Handling Technologies Enhance Safety And Productivity

This is the twelfth in a series of posts detailing 13 reasons why overhead lifting and handling technologies — specifically cranes, hoists, and monorails — can improve a manufacturing or distribution operation’s efficiency, productivity, safety, and sustainability. Read more in ...