R&M Materials Handling, Inc. is pleased to announce that the LK Electric Chain Hoist has been awarded the HMI-Certified License. It is also significant to note that R&M is the only manufacturer to have earned two (2) HMI- Certified Licenses; one for the LK electric chain hoist and one for the Spacemaster SX® in 2014. In fact, the Spacemaster SX is the first and currently only wire rope hoist platform to earn such a certification. The LK hoist has capacities ranging from 1/8 – 2 ton (125kg – 2000kg). The patented load wheel with five intermediate teeth delivers less chain wear and allows the LK to operate smoothly and quietly. All R&M hoists are statically and dynamically tested with a minimum of 125% rated load.
“This is a significant achievement and milestone for R&M and our LK electric chain hoist platform. The priorities in the development of the LK platform were safety, reliability and performance. Now having earned the HMI-Certified License, it is clear that we have met those goals. Having the LK platform recognized as HMI-Certified will create additional awareness and confidence in the quality and safety that it delivers to our distributors and end-users alike,” comments Jim Vandegrift, President of R&M Materials Handling, Inc.
HMI-CertifiedSM is a registered asset of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI). The purpose of the HMI-Certified License program is to instill buyer and user confidence in the product by assuring it meets one or more recognized industry standards and the licensee is committed to safety, service and after-market support. The product is also verified, signed and sealed that it meets the requirements of said Standards(s) by a qualified US- registered Professional Engineer.