MHIA Announces New Standard

The Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA) Industry Group of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) announces the publication of the industry standard, ANSI ECMA 15: 2010: Specifications for Cable-less Controls for Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes.

This specification was developed to promote standardization and provide a basis for equipment selection. The use of this specification should not limit the manufacturer but should provide guidelines for technical procedure.

ANSI ECMA 15:2010 is directly referenced in CMAA Specifications 70 and 74 and users considering controlling overhead traveling cranes via remote/cable-less/wireless devices are encouraged to obtain this specification in conjunction with obtaining the 70 and 74 CMAA specifications.

ANSI ECMA 15:2010 can be purchased from the MHIA Bookstore. Any questions regarding the standard can be addressed by contacting Allan Howie at 800-345-1815, extension 8712.

ECMA is an Industry Group of MHIA. ECMA members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of electrification and controlling devices. They supply solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.

MHIA is an international trade association that has represented the material handling and logistics industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHIA a strong national and international representative for the material handling and logistics industry. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific Industry Groups. The association sponsors trade events, such as ProMat 2011 and MODEX 2012 to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing, distribution and supply chain professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.

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