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

Press Release Summary:

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.

Original Press Release:

CM-ET Lodestar® Electric Chain Motor Now Offered as 2-Ton, Single-Reeved Unit

Now more lightweight, motors are easier to transport and rig in entertainment applications

AMHERST, N.Y. – Iconic in the entertainment industry and legendary in performance, the CM-ET Lodestar® electric chain motor is now available as an economical 2-ton, single-reeved unit. Made in America by Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, 2-ton, single-reeved CM-ET Lodestar models weigh less than double-reeved models, making them easier to transport and rig in entertainment applications.

The CM-ET Lodestar is a lifting powerhouse well suited to the challenging environments of the entertainment industry. The new 2-ton, single-reeved Lodestar features 10 millimeter, zinc-plated Star Grade load chain that is designed and manufactured in the USA by Columbus McKinnon.

The Lodestar electric chain motor is known for reliable operation throughout its long service life. It requires less maintenance and allows for easy access to key components for inspection and repairs. The Lodestar features a 5-pocket lift wheel for better chain engagement, as well as a clutch located outside of the load path to prevent overload conditions. It also has a lifetime grease-lubricated gear box, which eliminates the need for oil changes.

Two-ton, single-reeved Lodestar units are also available for industrial lifting applications.

For more information on the 2-ton, single-reeved CM-ET Lodestar and other products for the entertainment industry, visit our website at www.cm-et.com or contact CMCO Customer Service at 800-888-0985.

About Columbus McKinnon

Celebrating its 140(th) anniversary, 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.


Gary Krypel

Marketing Communications Manager

Columbus McKinnon Corporation


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Web Site: http://www.cmworks.com

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