Materials in Motion

Three Ways to Boost Productivity with Overhead Lift Solutions

From small machine shops to giant steel mills, overhead cranes have helped thousands of facilities achieve measured improvements in safety and ergonomics, worker autonomy/personnel reduction, reduced workflow bottlenecks, and productivity. Versatility and Flexibility: Find the Perfect Crane to Meet All of Your Lifting Needs Overhead cranes are extremely versatile tools meant to provide a flexible... Read Full Article
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Overhead Crane Motorization

Some equipment is motorized for travel on a fixed path, while other types of motorization control the movement of the beam, bridge, hoist, or trolley. So, what are the different types of overhead crane motorization, and which one can benefit your application? POWER DRIVES Power drive kits are designed for gantry travel, usually over a... Read Full Article
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Overhead Versus On-Floor Material Handling Solutions

Material handling is a critical part of any manufacturing operation, and choosing the right equipment is important for worker safety and productivity. Material handling equipment can be broken down into two main categories: overhead and on-floor movers. Both systems can be important to the manufacturing process, but each type has its advantages and disadvantages. On-floor... Read Full Article
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Reducing Workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders in Manufacturing and Material Handling

There are a lot of unusual workplace hazards in manufacturing, many of which can lead to workplace injuries. With so many potentially catastrophic injuries on their radar, many companies overlook work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD). But, according to the SHARP research group, work-related musculoskeletal disorder claims (mostly due to overexertion and repetitive motion) accounted for 21... Read Full Article
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Keeping it Grounded: Is Your Crane Safe?

Did you know that you’re required to have a fourth ground bar on your overhead crane system? It’s been nearly 12 years since the National Electric Code (NEC) changed its requirements for overhead cranes. The newest requirement, added in 2005, mandates that all overhead cranes must have a grounded power bar or festooning. The Bureau... Read Full Article
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