Longer Lifts and Improved Electronic Hoist Monitoring now Available for Yale and Shaw-Box Wire Rope Hoists


AMHERST, N.Y. — Safety and versatility are two important factors to consider when choosing a wire rope hoist for your material handling application. With that in mind, Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, has expanded the capabilities of its Yale® Global King™ and Shaw-Box® World Series™ wire rope hoists to include longer 60 ft. lifts and an improved electronic hoist monitoring system. Manufactured in Wadesboro, North Carolina these best-in-class hoists are designed for ease of use and long life in even the most heavy-duty applications.



Longer Lifts

Addressing industry demand for longer lifts, we have added 60 ft. lift models to our Global King and World Series product offering. These new models are available as monorail or top-running units in capacities up to 15 tons. Most models are two-speed with lifting speeds of 20/5 FPM with the exception of 15-ton units, which have lifting speeds of 18/4.5 FPM. All Global King and World Series models feature heavy-duty DC disc brakes, a two-speed hoist motor, limit switches and a low-headroom design.



Electronic Hoist Monitoring System

To help ensure the proper use and maintenance of Global King and World Series hoists, Columbus McKinnon offers its Pulse™ Monitor Electronic Hoist Data Interface standard on all models. The Pulse Monitor is an electronic monitoring system that records key performance data of the hoist during normal operation. Recorded with a time and date stamp, recorded information includes: motor starts, cumulative run time, plug events, overcapacity events, motor trip events and voltage measurements.



"The Pulse Monitor can help provide a lower total cost of ownership for your CMCO hoist," said Paul Smielecki, Global Product Manager, Wire Rope Hoists. "The Pulse Monitor allows for better maintenance timing, reduced downtime due to improper hoist use, verification of clean line voltage and ultimately a longer hoist life."



The Pulse Monitor System is available in four different kit varieties, including our new Pulse Monitor Interface Kit with USB adaptor, as well as kits for adaptation to other Columbus McKinnon hoists. 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



Contact:

Christie Lagowski

Communications Specialist

Columbus McKinnon Corporation

716-689-5648

christie.lagowski@cmworks.com

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