MHIA Controls Group Announces New Standard

The Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA) industry group of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) has announced 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 Crane Manufacturers Association of America (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.