Master Link/Chain Shortener helps build chain slings.

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Combining 2 core chain sling components, CM EZ-Connect™ Master Link & Chain Shortener facilitates building of chain slings by rigging professionals. Product combines master link with one chain shortener for single-leg configurations or 2 chain shorteners for double-leg configurations. Enabling sling to be used for various reaches and applications, chain shortener design lets operator adjust leg length. Powder-coated alloy steel product is dual rated for use with grade 80 and 100 grade chain.



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New CM EZ-Connect(TM) Master Link & Chain Shortener from Columbus McKinnon Makes Building Chain Slings Easier than Ever



New CM EZ-Connect(TM) Master Link & Chain Shortener from Columbus McKinnon Makes Building Chain Slings Easier Than Ever



AMHERST, N.Y. -- Combining two core components of a chain sling, Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, has developed the CM EZ-Connect(TM) Master Link & Chain Shortener. Now, rigging professionals can build chain slings easier than ever.



The CM EZ-Connect Master Link & Chain Shortener combines a master link with one chain shortener for single-leg configurations or two chain shorteners for double-leg configurations. Our unique chain shortener design allows the operator to easily adjust the leg length, enabling the sling to be used for various reaches and applications. See the EZ-Connect in action in our product video.



Not only does the EZ-Connect make it easier to build slings, it also makes it easier to order everything you need for your sling assembly with one part number. Ordering a single item also provides big savings compared to purchasing individual components.



Made in the U.S.A., the CM EZ-Connect Master Link & Chain Shortener is dual rated for use with both grade 80 and grade 100 chain. Our product is made of durable alloy steel and powder coated for extra protection against corrosion. Meets ASME, ASTM and OSHA requirements.



For more information on the new EZ-Connect Master Link & Chain Shortener or any Columbus McKinnon product, contact CMCO Channel Services at 800-888-0985 or visit www.cmworks.com.



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



Video - http://youtu.be/M6ONlzklG6U



CONTACT:

Christie Lagowski

Communications Specialist

Columbus McKinnon Corporation

716-689-5648

christie.lagowski@cmworks.com

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