Tag: Overhead Safety

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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 ...
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The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Monorails

Used as an alternative to lift trucks or fixed conveyor systems, monorails transport heavy, bulky materials through a process or within a facility, then position the loads. They are supplied in two different track styles — patented track and enclosed ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Training, Certification Programs Keep Overhead Lifting Environments Safe While Maximizing ...

To ensure the safest and most productive working environment, ongoing training on proper use of all equipment is a must. The same rule applies to overhead handling systems. Employees who are properly trained and certified to operate and repair cranes, ...
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Keep Your Distance! How Load Controls Keep Employees Safe During ...

Lifting loads is just one third of the function of cranes, hoists and monorails deployed in manufacturing and distribution facilities. Equally important are the safe maneuvering and precise placement of the load once it’s up in the air. That’s why ...