Technical Papers


HMI Hoists Basics and Standards - Compendium of Basic Information and Standards for Hoists Purpose
HMI operates through committees with programs and policies reviewed and adopted by the membership with representation from each member company. Its many activities include an active engineering committee.
Manually Lever Operated Hoist Operators Manual
This Manual has been prepared by HMI and its Engineering Committee with the sole intent of offering information and suggestions to parties engaged with Manually Lever Operated Hoist Operators in their operation of manually lever operated hoists.
Hoist Inspection And Hoist Maintenance Personnel Manual
This Manual has been prepared by HMI and its Engineering Committee to provide information and suggestions for Hoist Inspection and Maintenance Personnel in their inspection and maintenance of overhead hoists.
Hoist Operating Manual
This Manual has been prepared by HMI and its Engineering Committee to provide information and suggestions for Hoist Operators in their operation of overhead hoists.
Manually Lever Operated Hoist Inspection and Hoist Maintenance Personnel Manual
This Manual has been prepared by HMI and its Engineering Committee with the sole intent of offering information and suggestions to parties engaged with Manually Lever Operated Hoist Inspection and Maintenance Personnel in their inspection and maintenance of manually lever operated hoists.
Comparison of Hoist Duty Service Classifications
This Comparison of Hoist Duty Service Classifications as Described in United States and European Wire Rope Hoist Specifications has been developed by member companies of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute ("HMI"), a trade association of manufacturers of overhead handling hoists to offer information to those considering purchase and use of overhead handling hoists.
HMI NEC Consensus
The 2014 National Electrical Code has a number of paragraphs affecting electric chain and wire rope hoists. Some of these paragraphs are subject to varying interpretations. Therefore, acting through the electrical engineering subcommittee of the HMI engineering committee and with the approval of the HMI Board of Directors, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute has developed and authorized the publication of the consensus contained within this pamphlet.
HMI Recommended Practices for Hand Hoists (English)
HMI Recommended Practices for Hand Hoists (French)
HMI Recommended Practices for Hand Hoists (Spanish)
HMI Recommended Practices for Lever Hoists (English)
HMI Recommended Practices for Lever Hoists (French)
HMI Recommended Practices for Lever Hoists (Spanish)
HMI Recommended Practices for Powered Hoists (English)
HMI Recommended Practices for Powered Hoists (French)
HMI Recommended Practices for Powered Hoists (Spanish)