CMAA Spec 78

CMAA Spec 78

End users of material handling equipment are taking advantage of a special offer from a leading authority on overhead lifting – Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA).

CMAA, an independent incorporated trade association affiliated with Material Handling Industry (MHI), is offering users the chance to get its Specification No. 78 free of charge when placing an order for Specification Nos. 70 or 74.

Specification No. 70-2015 covers top running bridge and gantry type multiple girder electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes, while 74-2015 covers top running and under running single girder EOT cranes with under running trolley hoist. Specification No. 78, meanwhile, is entitled Standards and Guidelines for Professional Services Performed on Overhead and Traveling Cranes and Associated Hoisting Equipment.

Pete Kerrick, vice president of engineering at CMAA, said, “All design specifications [70-74] are proving very popular with our target audiences, but we have noted that uptake has been slower for Spec 78. We wanted to take an opportunity to give Spec 78, which is an important document in its own right, more market exposure by offering it alongside the more popular specifications.”

It is CMAA’s intention that single end users continue to consume multiple specifications. Kerrick said, “As crane manufacturers and service providers, we offer our customers lifetime support of their cranes. Our specifications help to differentiate CMAA members from non-members because our cranes meet the technical requirements of Specs 70 and-or 74 and our service personnel meet the qualifications outlined in Spec 78.”

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