ANSI ECMA15: 2010 Spec for Cable-less (Wireless) Control

The specifications and information contained in this standard apply to cable-less controls for electric overhead traveling cranes. Cable-less controls are also referred to as wireless or remote controls. The specifications in this standard are general in nature. Other and more detailed specifications may be agreed upon between the purchaser and the manufacturer to suit each specific installation.

Purchase Specifcation

Speaking as One Voice To:

  • Crane Manufacturers of America (CMAA)
  • Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI)
  • Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA)
  • Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Product Section

Industry Information

  • Participate in MHI directed market research study, which will focus on the worldwide market for controls and components.
  • Benefit from other industry research projects led by MHI that are relevant to the industrial controls and components industry.
  • Deal with Industry issues.
  • Access to the Industry expertise that exists within the MHI group.
  • Participate in statistical and marketing programs.

Standards Development

  • Participate in the development of Industry Standards.

Education & Professional Development

  • Inclusion in the multimedia guidelines program and ECMA web page and MHI web site.
  • Gain access to MHI library of published resources. Members of ECMA can contact MHI staff directly to ask questions about the studies or materials.
  • Participate in Professional Development Seminars that are available at the semi-annual meetings.
  • Participate in educational seminars at the semi-annual meetings. The ECMA group collectively selects topics of interest and MHI helps to set up educational meetings.
  • Access Educational leaders through CIC-MHE member institutions which lead to industry trained graduates.

Networking and Planning

  • Meet with Industry leaders and peers at semi-annual meetings.
  • Participate in round table discussions, which is a great opportunity to discuss shared problems and challenges. These discussions often lead into educational seminars for future meetings.
  • Participate with compatible material handling companies that often lead to joint installation programs.
  • Representation on the Leadership Team of MHI as members of ECMA.

2014-2015 Scholarship Recipient
John Michael Miller, University of Arkansas

Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship

ECMA contributes money yearly to the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. to supply money for a scholarship. The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. was established in 1976 as an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting material handling education.

The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to students pursuing an education in material handling. These scholarships are grouped into three types of funds: Company Funds, Named Scholarship Funds and Material Handling Industry Product Section/Trade Association Funds. Contributors can choose a particular fund or an individual scholarship. The affairs of the Foundation are administered at the offices of MHI.

For more information on how you can participate in the efforts of the Foundation, please contact Donna Varner, Sr. Executive Administrator at 704-676-1190 or .

Event Start Date End Date Sponsor Location
2018 CTE EDUCATORS SUMMIT 7/9/2018 7/12/2018 MHI Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
2018 Annual Conference 10/15/2018 10/17/2018 MHI JW Marriott Grande Lakes
Orlando, FL
ProMat 2019 4/8/2019 4/11/2019 MHI McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

ECMA Managing Executive

Brian Reaves



Ben Hiebenthal

Vice Chairman
Joseph McAdams
Vahle Inc.