29/01/2015 - 15:39 pm

Overhead experience

Reading about the experiences of others in a similar sector can help when selecting appropriate equipment and technologies.

Users of lifting and moving technologies across North America’s industrial and manufacturing sectors can now read a range of case studies, produced by the Overhead Alliance, which highlight the advantages of choosing overhead lifting equipment for the material handling demands of their production processes.

The case studies promote the benefits of the overhead lifting solutions of three related industry groups of MHI (Material Handling Industry). These groups are the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), and the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA). All three groups have become increasingly conscious that the information they produce is vital to end users and the Overhead Alliance serves as a vehicle that promotes that to industry through a variety of outreach campaigns.

HMI members are suppliers of hoisting equipment including hand chain hoists, ratchet lever hoists, trolleys, air chain hoists, air wire rope hoists, electric chain hoists, and electric wire hoists for the manufacturing and distribution sectors; MMA members produce enclosed track under-hung cranes and monorail systems; and CMAA members represent the overhead crane industry.

The products of their member companies represent a huge range of material handling solutions with benefits including a reduction of lifting related accidents; an overall improvement in workplace health and safety; less product damage; improved workflow; lower costs; and less impact on the environment.

Rob Beightol, the chairman of the Overhead Alliance’s marketing group, said, “Many times, users may not necessarily be considering overhead lifting as the primary solution to their particular problem. They may be trying to ‘force’ an alternative product into action, but it may not be close to what is needed to do the job right. Case studies showcase the many ways that overhead lifting can solve issues at the user level. Once a user comes across a case study in their industry or close to the application that they are trying to address, they gain an understanding of the overall diversity of overhead lifting products.”

For more information visit OverheadAlliance.org.

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