Electric Hoists are designed for wind turbines.

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With specific long lift electric hoist characteristics, CM LODESTAR and CM SHOPSTAR feature 2 speed motor that provides smooth, slow speed starts and stops or faster speed for load transition. Providing overload protection, units have precision machined and hardened liftwheel that reduces chain vibration. Requiring no special tools to disassemble, hoists enable simple and quick inspections and maintenance adjustments. CM LODESTAR includes upper and lower limit switches.

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CM Manual and Electric Hoists for Wind Turbine Applications

With wind energy as one of the fastest growing sectors of renewable energy technologies, CM Complete Lifting Systems has developed two wind turbine hoists with specific long lift electric hoist characteristics making the perfect hoist for wind turbines. With the intentions of building a specific service hoist for wind turbines, CM Complete Lifting Systems took the existing reliable CM LODESTAR and CM SHOPSTAR and adapted the designs to specifically create service hoists for wind turbines.

The CM Wind Turbine Hoists offer better control as long lift electric hoists with a 2 speed motor that provides smooth, slow speed starts and stops or a faster speed for load transition. A precision machined and hardened liftwheel, fitting the chain provides smoother operation and significantly reduces chain vibration.

The CM Wind Turbine Hoists are equipped with overload protection and prevents lifting more than rated capacity protecting operators and equipment.

Downtime is minimal with the CM Wind Turbine Hoist with parts readily available from authorized distributors. No special tools are required to disassemble making for simple and quick hoist inspections and maintenance adjustments. Upper and lower limit switches (Lodestar only) prevent the lower hook from running to the bottom of the hoist which can lead to hoist and equipment damage.

As the wind power industry increases in size and output nearly everyday, the need for all equipment, including wind turbine hoists, for continued upkeep and maintenance is also increasing. Let the CM Wind Turbine Hoists provide power and reliability.

An integral part of Columbus McKinnon Corporation, the CM brand has built a reputation for quality and durability for more than 130 years. Jib cranes, enclosed track systems, crane components, trolleys, and beam clamps offer numerous options overhead, while hoists are available in electric, air, and manual configurations. Below-the-hook attachments like spreader beams, shackles, chain slings, hooks, and clamps round out the most versatile line in the industry.

For more information on the CM Wind Turbine Hoists, or any CM product, call us toll-free at 1-(800) 888-0985, visit www.cmindustrial.com or e-mail sales@cmworks.com.

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