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July 27, 2012 - Featuring overload clutch and heavy duty rating, CM Man Guard is available in capacities from -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.

CM Man Guard Hoists Address Economical and Environmental Concerns for Material Handling

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Columbus McKinnon Corp.
140 John James Audubon Pkwy
Amherst, NY, 14228

Press release date: July 26, 2012

AMHERST, N.Y. - Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, is proud to promote the newly designed CM Man Guard Electric Chain Hoist in capacities from 1/4 to 3 tons. The core of the Man Guard is the overload clutch and heavy duty rating, but the hoist boasts numerous features that set it apart from other hoists in this category.

All CM Man Guard hoists feature an open design which allows for quick access to the brake and wiring for easy maintenance and adjustments. Following in the footsteps of the popular Lodestar, the CM Man Guard comes standard with a heavy duty AC disk brake. The Man Guard comes standard with precision gearing and efficient electric hoist motors that are precisely designed for each speed and capacity. The result is less energy consumption required to operate the hoist as compared to its competitive counterparts; which makes the CM Man Guard more economical to operate while providing an environmentally friendly hoist alternative. The CM Man Guard comes with single speed or variable frequency drive as standard units, with most units in stock ready to ship. The rigid hook mounting (standard) is interchangeable to other mounting options (sold separately). For more information on this product, please go to

Available through CM's extensive network of industrial distributors, the Man Guard is part of a comprehensive line of lifting and positioning products and services available through Columbus McKinnon. In addition to powered hoists, an array of rigging products, manual hoists, crane kits, and complete training programs are available. Information about our offering and details of each product may be found at

About Columbus McKinnon Columbus McKinnon is a global leader in the material handling industry, supplying products and systems that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position or secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, chain and forged attachments. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how.
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