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Cranes, Overhead Handling Systems Adopt New Tools to Strengthen Safety

BY TOM GRESHAM When automation first grew more widespread, the crane and overhead handling systems category was slow to adopt out of safety concerns. With time and more advances, however, that perspective has changed. Today, safety is the primary reason automation is being increasingly embraced in the field. “With the technologies that are out there now, you’re much more apt to ...

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Creating Standards to Promote Safety for the Crane Industry

Solutions Spotlight BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT Members of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America Inc.—CMAA—are at the forefront of the crane industry. “We’ve been around for a long time—we were founded in 1927 as the Electric Overhead Crane Institute to promote the standardization of cranes as well as uniform quality and performance,” said Dan Beilfuss, CMAA’s president and general manager of ...

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SAFER HANDLING: The Safety Benefits of Using Overhead Lifting Solutions

CREDIT: DEMAG CRANES AND COMPONENTS CORP. Members of the Crane Manu-facturers Association of America, Inc. (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA) have joined together to form The Overhead Alliance. Its purpose is to communicate the benefits of using overhead lifting solutions to move materials within manufacturing and wholesaling facilities. Installing these overhead lifting solutions ...

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