Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA) members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of electrification and controlling devices. They supply solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.
Devices that control, service and enhance productivity of industrial handling including:
The Mission of Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association is to develop and promote quality electrification systems, electrical equipment and control systems, for the safety and reliability of material handling equipment achieved by:
To be recognized as the guiding authority of electrification and electrical control systems for the material handling industry through:
This standard provides minimum requirements and guidelines for alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electrification systems for electric overhead, monorail, and gantry traveling cranes. Electrification systems include conductor bars, festoon systems, cable chains, spring driven reels, and motor driven reels.
This standard provides the minimum requirements and guidelines for cable-less controls of electric overhead traveling cranes. A cable-less control device as referenced in this standard uses radio
frequency signals to control the movements and actions of said cranes for applications such as material handling. This standard is referenced in
CMAA Specification #70,
Specifications for Top Running & Gantry Type Multiple Girder Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes, and
CMAA Specification #74,
Specifications for Top Running & Under Running Single Girder Electric Traveling Cranes Utilizing Under Running Trolley Hoist.
These specifications contain information and references specific to electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes.
The question of Variable-Frequency Drive (VFD) shelf life is actually a question of capacitor shelf life. There is a point at which that spare drive on the shelf will require maintenance prior to applying rated line voltage. This white paper summarizes the issues and the solutions.
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Samantha Sanders, Ohio University
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. has awarded the Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship to Samantha Sanders at Ohio University. Samantha is a rising senior majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering. She attended the MODEX Show in 2016 where she made her decision to concentrate on the supply chain industry and all the industry has to offer. Last spring she had an internship at GE Aviation in Lynn, Massachusetts where she worked in the parts department and experienced the importance of on-time delivery. After graduation, she plans to return to school to work on her Master’s Degree in the field of supply chain management and/or simulation.