Tag: Overhead Handling

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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 ...
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5 Signs That A Workstation Crane Needs To Be Replaced

Typically designed to loads ranging from 150 to 4,000 pounds, workstation cranes are dedicated to a specific area or location and are equipped with a load handling device, such as a hoist, that suspends the load. Offered in jib, bridge, ...
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MMA-Certified: The Advantages For Owners And Operators Of Monorails And ...

To assure buyers of patented track and enclosed track monorails and workstation cranes that the products are constructed in conformance with standards established by the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), the group offers manufacturers the ability to have their products MMA-Certified. ...
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11 Crane Components That Enhance Safety, Reliability And Ease Of ...

While nothing replaces thorough and continuous training (and re-training) of workers on how to safely operate overhead single and double girder crane equipment, there are several key components that can be engineered into cranes to enhance their overall safety, reliability ...
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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. ...
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The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Workstation Cranes

Workstation cranes — offered in jib, bridge, and gantry styles — are often deployed in manufacturing and assembly operations where operators must lift, handle, and move heavy objects as part of a work process. Generally handling loads ranging from 150 ...
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Why Monorails Are Ideal For Accurate Load Positioning

Patented track and enclosed track monorails are used to move heavy, bulky materials throughout a facility or process, then precisely position each load. Because these overhead solutions are comprised of a continuous run of fixed track (or network of tracks, ...
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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 ...
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CMAA Releases New Operator’s Manual For Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices

To enhance safety in facilities utilizing overhead traveling cranes in conjunction with below-the-hook lifting devices, the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) has developed a new publication: CMAA Specification 80 – Below-The-Hook Lifting Device Operator’s Manual. The document is recommended ...