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Columbus McKinnon Corp.

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

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Material Handling & Storage

Electric Chain Hoist comes in 2-ton, single-reeved model.

February 27, 2015

Available as 2-ton, single-reeved unit for industrial lifting applications, CM Lodestar® features 10 mm, zinc-plated Star Grade load chain. Design, in addition to preventing lower hook block from capsizing and damaging hoist, facilitates access to key components for inspection and repairs. While 5-pocket lift wheel maximizes chain engagement, clutch located outside of load path prevents overload conditions. Engineered for high duty cycles, this electric chain hoist exceeds H4 requirements. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Material Handling & Storage

Electric Chain Motor is avilable as 2-ton, single-reeved unit.

February 20, 2015

Along with 10 mm, zinc-plated Star Grade load chain, 2-ton single-reeved CM-ET Lodestar® models have 5-pocket lift wheel for optimized chain engagement. Design facilitates access to components for inspection/repair, clutch located outside of load path prevents overload conditions, and lifetime grease-lubricated gear box eliminates need for oil changes. While weight facilitates transport and rigging in entertainment applications, motor may also be used in industrial lifting applications. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Master Link/Chain Shortener helps build chain slings.

January 22, 2015

Combining 2 core chain sling components, CM EZ-Connect™ Master Link & Chain Shortener facilitates building of chain slings by rigging professionals. Product combines master link with one chain shortener for single-leg configurations or 2 chain shorteners for double-leg configurations. Enabling sling to be used for various reaches and applications, chain shortener design lets operator adjust leg length. Powder-coated alloy steel product is dual rated for use with grade 80 and 100 grade chain. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Wire Rope Hoists can be configured to meet unique requirements.

December 22, 2014

Designed for hazardous environments, Yale® Global King™ and Shaw-Box® World Series™ are available with variable frequency drives for optimized speed adjustment and load control. Explosion-proof features, spark-resistant options, and additional corrosion resistance are also available. While 60 ft monorail or top-running lifts offer capacities to 15 tons and lifting speeds of 20/5 fpm, 80 ft lift monorail units offer capacities to 7½ tons and lifting speeds of 40/10 fpm. Read More

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

Material Handling & Storage

Universal Trolley fits virtually all hoists.

March 4, 2013

Designed to fit virtually all CM electric and air chain hoists with capacities up to 3 tons, CM Universal Trolley comes in plain and geared models that can be adjusted to fit most beam flange widths. Plain trolley allows for manual positioning of hoist and load, while geared trolley is suited for applications requiring precise positioning. In addition to wrap-around side plates, CE compliant trolley has dual tread wheels with permanently lubricated shielded ball bearings. Read More

Portable Tools

Trailer Ratchet offers safe alternative to standard crank.

January 15, 2013

Designed to fit all trailers and all standard landing gear, Sixth Wheel Ratchet enables truck operators to use ergonomically correct posture, utilizing body weight while minimizing muscle exertion to reduce risk of injuries. Made from hardened steel, self-locking security pin and cap can only be removed by using heavy-duty shop equipment. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

DNV Certified Shackles meet needs of offshore industry.

January 7, 2013

DNV Type Approved and Certified carbon shackles feature galvanized coating for protective finish and exceeds Charpy V impact strength of ASTM A952 (31 lb-ft at -4°F). Assemblies, which consist of shackle body, bolt, nut, and cotter, comply with DNV rules for lifting appliances and are designed for use with chain, wire rope, and synthetic slings. All bolt and nut style anchor shackles meet DNV Standard 2.7-1 Offshore Containers specification, RR-C-271 and ISO 2415 performance requirements. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Electric Wire Rope Hoist comes in explosion proof version.

December 7, 2012

Available in various capacities with both underhung and top-running trolleys, Explosion Proof Yale Global King is suited for Division 2, Class 1 (Group B, C, and D) applications and offers such options as special enclosures, metal clad (MC) electrical cable and sealed fittings, intrinsically safe control stations, and explosion proof rated motors. Heavy-duty disc brakes, rated at 200% torque, provide positive stops and load holding. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Green & Clean

Electric Chain Hoist lends to energy efficient material handling.

July 27, 2012

Featuring overload clutch and heavy duty rating, CM Man Guard is available in capacities from ¼-3 tons. Open design fosters access to brake and wiring for maintenance/adjustments. Standard components include heavy-duty AC disk brake, precision gearing, and electric hoist motors precisely designed for each speed and capacity. Available with single-speed or variable frequency drive, hoist offers rigid hook mounting as standard that is interchangeable with other mounting options. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Bundling Clip addresses pipe yard and off shore applications.

July 27, 2012

Featuring galvanized and painted U-bolt with rolled threads, CM Bundling Clip is useful when lifting, storing, or moving steel tubing, pipes, or precast concrete. Clip eliminates shear points and damage to wire rope, and prevents choker from going slack and load spreading after being unhooked. Available for use with ¾, 7/8, 1, and 1 1/8 in. wire rope chokers, bundling clip meets B30.26 plus traceability and is reusable after inspection. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Electric Wire Rope Hoist offers capacities from 15-60 tons.

July 25, 2012

Based on industry-proven Gear Drive, Yale LodeKing features Vertical Lift Design for optimum load control and Center Drive Configuration for load centering. Optional Ion Nitriding of sheaves and drums is available for maximum protection against wear. Yale LodeKing is suited for heavy-duty applications found in industries such as energy and power generation, agriculture and logging, marine and transportation, and general manufacturing and construction. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Electric Chain Hoist offers 1/8-3 ton capacity.

December 2, 2011

Constructed with cast aluminum housing and powder-coated finish for high visibility, Lodestar has lifetime grease-lubricated gear box, eliminating need to change and dispose of hazardous oil. Control panel, featuring finger-safe wiring and plug-and-play connectors, allows for voltage change, access to terminal strips, and fuse installation. In addition to built-in overload protection, hoist includes adjustable limit switch that prevents over-travel. Read More

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