CMAA is the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc., an independent trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry. CMAA traces its roots to the Electric Overhead Crane Institute, known as EOCI, which was founded in 1927 by leading crane manufacturers of that time to promote the standardization of cranes as well as uniform quality and performance. The voluntary association was incorporated as the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. in 1955. Member Companies, representing the industry leaders in the overhead crane industry, serve the United States market from operations based in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
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CMAA Specification No. 70—2010—Multiple Girder Cranes
This specification contains information which should be helpful to the purchasers and users of cranes and to the engineering and architectural professions. While much of this information must be of a general nature, the items listed may be checked with individual manufacturers and comparisons made which can lead to optimum selection of equipment.
CMAA Specification No. 74—2010—Single Girder Cranes
This book promotes standardization and provides a basis for uniform quality and performance. It contains information which can be helpful for purchasers and users of cranes, as well as engineers and architects. Text consists of seven sections: general specifications, crane service classifications, structural design, mechanical design, electrical equipment, crane inquiry data sheet and glossary.
CMAA Specification No. 78 ‐ 2002 –Professional Services
CMAA SPECIFICATION NO 78 - STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PERFORMED ON OVERHEAD TRAVELING CRANES AND ASSOCIATED HOISTING EQUIPMENT - Specification 78 has been purposely developed by CMAA to recognize overhead traveling crane service and the service of associated hoisting equipment as an "industry" worthy of having guidelines and standards for providing high-quality, professional services performed by safety-minded, manufacturer-trained and certified technicians. With the introduction of Specification 78, CMAA intends to set higher performance standards and raise customer expectations related to the service of overhead traveling cranes and associated hoisting equipment.
CMAA Specification No. 79—Crane Operators Manual
This 32-page manual has been prepared by the Engineering Committee of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. Operation of an overhead or gantry crane involved more than operating the controls of the crane. The operator must consider and anticipate the motions and actions that will occur as a result of operating the controls. Specification 79 also lists qualification required to be a crane operator, as well as “shall and shall nots” for operators.
CMAA Overhead Crane Inspection and Maintenance Checklist
This checklist, published by the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc., aids owners of overhead cranes when conducting periodic maintenance inspections. While the proper installation, operation, testing, and maintenance of cranes are a continuing responsibility of their owner/user in accordance with current approved standards, this checklist provides a minimal list of components to be inspected regularly. Price is per pack of 50 checklists.
G.W. Becker, Inc.
Bill Schneider Jr.
SISSCO Material Handling Equipment
Vice President – Engineering
Assistant Vice President – Engineering