Demag Cranes & Components Becomes First Manufacturer to Receive HMI Certification for Electric Chain Hoists

CLEVELAND, OH - Demag Cranes & Components is the first manufacturer to receive the Hoist Manufacturer Institute's (HMI) Certification for its DC line of electric chain hoists. HMI is a trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA).

HMI Certification requires a stringent and thorough evaluation by an independent third party professional engineer of the product's technical design and specifications. Product design and test data was reviewed and certified to ensure Demag's DC chain hoists conform to North American standards that include the "Performance Standards for electric chain hoists ASME HST 1-1999 reaffirmed (2004)", "Safety Standards for overhead hoists ANSI B30.16", and "National Fire Protection NFPA 70 Article 610."

Also required for certification were availability of product safety, installation, operation, maintenance, and spare parts manuals, the availability of product training and technical support, "life cycle" spare parts availability, and qualified service and repair capabilities.

Demag's HMI Certification indicates that the company's DC electric chain hoists meet or exceed every applicable requirement in the identified standards. Its purpose is to instill confidence in the product bearing that mark and in the Licensee providing that product.

About Demag Cranes and Components

Demag Cranes & Components based in Cleveland, OH , a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG , is a world class manufacturer of high quality industrial cranes and components, electric chain and wire rope hoists, and load handling attachments and accessories for material handling flow, logistics and industrial drive applications. The company offers a complete range of services and support programs including replacement parts, maintenance and refurbishment.

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