Why Your Next Overhead Handling Equipment Purchase Should Be From A Member Of The Overhead Alliance

Considering an investment in overhead lifting and handling equipment? When evaluating potential solutions providers, be sure to find out if they are members of MHI’s Overhead Alliance. Comprised of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA).  These members offer a comprehensive range of solutions for lifting, transporting and positioning loads in manufacturing and distribution facilities. These include cranes, hoists and monorails in a broad variety of sizes and load capacities and a nearly endless assortment of customizable configurations. They also offer aftermarket parts and field service support to ensure the products provide uninterrupted productivity.

In addition to being market leaders in design, engineering, and technical overhead handling expertise, members of CMAA, HMI and MMA are directly involved in developing the standards for the overhead handling industry. Each member commits a portion of their engineering resources to create and define the industry specifications to which the overhead handling equipment is built. They establish the guidelines and recommendations for the safe and proper operation, maintenance and inspection of these technologies.

The members also have an alliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to develop and promote information that will help operators and service personnel to safely use the equipment. These include recommended practices, quick cards, fact sheets, and inspection check lists.

To further help educate users and owners of overhead equipment, each group offers multiple educational materials—including case studies, free informational downloads, technical papers, online learning resources and Buyer’s Guides. Overhead Alliance members are also among the world’s most experienced companies. Collectively, they have thousands of years of expertise in engineering, installing and commissioning overhead lifting systems throughout the world. That means they’ve worked across an expansive range of diverse applications, industries and environments — creating unique solutions for virtually every type of operation worldwide.

CMAA, HMI and MMA have networks of both members and dealers who are available to answer questions and provide the optimal overhead lifting solutions for facilities anywhere in the world. Don’t hesitate to leverage these member resources as you consider implementing overhead technologies into your facility and processes.

Looking to explore the multiple ways overhead handling systems can improve your operation’s safety and productivity? Download the free Overhead Alliance publication, “Expand Your Possibilities. Discover the Potential. Choose Overhead Lifting.”