Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Electric Wire Rope Hoists offer spark-resistant options.

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Press Release Summary:

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.

Columbus McKinnon Corp.

140 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY, 14228, USA

Original Press Release

Yale® and Shaw-Box® Wire Rope Hoists Now Available with VFD and Spark-Resistant Options

Press release date: January 10, 2014

Columbus McKinnon adds safety and performance features to two world-class hoists

AMHERST, N.Y.,  – Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, has added new variable frequency drives (VFD) and spark-resistant options to its Yale® Global King and Shaw-Box® World Series electric wire rope hoists. These new options provide users with the flexibility they need to select a hoist best-suited for their unique applications or environments. These hoists are available for the U.S. market.

Take Control with Variable Frequency Drives

Manufactured in Wadesboro, North Carolina, these best-in-class wire rope hoists feature one of the industry’s premier variable frequency drives, allowing for greater speed adjustment, improved load control, higher duty cycles and increased hoist life. The Global King and World Series VFD  hoists also come equipped with industry-leading safety features, including overload and over-speed protection as well as easy-to-read, on-the-spot safety readouts for easy troubleshooting.

VFD options are available on monorail, top-running double girder and deck-mounted Global King and World Series hoists with capacities ranging from one to 20 metric tons.

The Added Safety of Spark Resistance

Well suited for the oil and gas industry, the explosion-proof Global King and World Series hoists are now available with spark-resistant options. These options provide added safety and protection in environments where flammable gases and liquids are present. New spark-resistant options, which complement the hoists’ explosion-proof features, include bronze sheaves, bronze trolley wheels, a copper-plated or bronze load hook, and drop stops with rubber bumpers.

Spark-resistant options are available on explosion-proof Global King and World Series hoists with underhung and top-running trolleys as well as deck-mounted configurations. 

To learn more about the Global King and World Series wire rope hoists and our other material handling products and services, contact CMCO customer service at 1-800-888-0985 or visit our website.

About Columbus McKinnon
Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators and rigging tools. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how. Comprehensive information on Columbus McKinnon is available on its website at http://www.cmworks.com

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