R&M offers HoistMonitor to improve efficiency

16 November 2009 by Richard Howes

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Ohio-based R&M Material Handling is now offering HoistMonitor as part of the option list for its RX and QX quick delivery programs, to improve end-user efficiency.

HoistMonitor is built into a hoist’s electrical panel and supervises and records key data from the hoist. This allows for more efficient planning and scheduling of predictive maintenance, inspections and repairs, R&M said. The data can be accessed directly from the HoistMonitor or from a keypad display in the pendant station when equipped with HoistMonitor Plus.

“Predictive maintenance is a reality for efficient operations on the shop floor,” said a spokesperson for R&M. “Knowing when important maintenance milestones will occur allows you to schedule service during non-working hours.

“Planning hoist repairs and inspections decreases downtime while increasing performance.”