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Columbus McKinnon Corp.

140 John James Audubon Pkwy., Amherst, NY, 14228, US

  • 716-689-5400
  • 800-888-0985

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Columbus McKinnon Corp.

Fasteners & Hardware

Shackles, Sub-Assemblies meet oil and gas industry challenges.

May 8, 2014

DNV Type Approved shackles, available in bolt, nut, and cotter styles, meet DNV Standard 2.7-1 Offshore Containers Specifications and comply with DNV Lifting Appliances Requirements. Serialized shackles and master sub-assemblies which meet DNV Standard 2.7-1 and 2.7-3 Offshore Containers Specifications and 2.22 Lifting Appliances Requirements are also available. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Automatic ID

RFID Technology simplifies inventory, inspection processes.

March 28, 2014

CM Smart ID™ RFID is available as standard on CM Bandit HMI-certified ratchet lever hoists or as option on CM shackles as small as ½ in. When integrated with inventory and inspection management system, this scalable RFID technology enables accelerated inventory tracking and serialization, efficient safety inspections, and accurate inventory and inspection data. Each chip is associated with detailed product information, which is uploaded and stored in cloud for anywhere, any time access. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Electric Wire Rope Hoists offer spark-resistant options.

January 15, 2014

Suited for oil and gas industry, explosion-proof Yale® Global King and Shaw-Box® World Series Hoists offer spark-resistant options for environments where flammable gases/liquids are present. Options include bronze sheaves, bronze trolley wheels, copper-plated or bronze load hook, and drop stops with rubber bumpers. Available on monorail, top-running double girder, and deck-mounted models from 1–20 metric tons, Variable Frequency Drive options optimize speed adjustment and load control. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Electric Chain Hoist is designed for entertainment industry.

November 19, 2013

Suited for permanent theater and D8+ type applications, touring companies, and indoor/outdoor productions, Classic Lodestar is available in capacities from 1/8–2 tons and comes with choice of motor to best suit requirements. Standard lift is 60 ft, with other lifts available, and speeds range from 8–64 fpm at 60 Hz. Used for lifting and positioning, crane features AC electromechanical brake, cast aluminum housing, as well as helical and spur gears. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Ratchet Lever Hoist has lightweight, compact design.

October 24, 2013

Available in ¾ and 1½ ton capacities, CM Bandit meets Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) requirements for technical, service, and after-market support. Dimensions and 360° rotating handle enable use in confined spaces, while 100% load-tested, gold chromate chain and zinc plating on major components provide corrosion protection. Forged upper and lower hooks are bolted on and swivel to facilitate inspection and removal. Also, throat opening widths of hooks facilitate load attachment. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Ratchet Lever Hoist can be used in confined spaces.

September 11, 2013

Engineered for durability and simplicity, CM Bandit features corrosion resistant parts and zinc-plated load chain. Compact design and handle length suit confined spaces, while portability, free chaining, and 360° rotating handle lend to versatility. Offered in ¾ and 1 ½ ton capacities, HMI-certified hoist has upper and lower hooks which swivel and are bolted-on for facilitated inspection/removal. Both feature wide throat openings for accelerated load attachment. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Ratchet Lever Hoist is available in ¾- and 6-ton capacities.

May 23, 2013

Featuring 360° rotating handle, CM Series 653 ratchet lever hoist is suited for use in confined work areas. Metric rated hoist provides lift up to 20 ft. Compact, portable unit has impact-resistant stamped steel frame and gear cover, to withstand rigorous use in harsh environments, and enclosed Weston type load brake. Single-handed free chaining ensures chain is not accidentally freed under load, while double pawl design ensures one pawl is engaged at all times for reliable load control. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Variable Speed Air Chain Hoist consumes 48 cfm of air.

May 23, 2013

Available in ¼–1 ton capacities, CM AirStar offers respective lifting and lowering speeds up to 45 and 120 fpm lowering (½ ton unit); 10 ft standard lift, with other lifts available; and Hoistaloy load chain for heavy-duty use or stainless steel chain for spark-resistant and medium-duty loads. Features includes aluminum frame and end-cover, inlet air swivel with built-in strainer, and control manifold and seals that lend to extended service life and air leak prevention. Read More

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