Columbus McKinnon expands wire rope hoists offering

27 October 2014

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Columbus McKinnon has expanded the capabilities of its Yale Global King and Shaw-Box World Series wire rope hoists with the addition of a new electronic hoist monitoring system and 60 ft. lift models.

According to the manufacturer, the hoists address an increasing industry demand for longer lifts with the new models available as monorail or top-running units in capacities up to 15 tons.

Most of the 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 of the Global King and World Series models feature heavy-duty DC disc brakes, a two-speed hoist motor, limit switches and a low-headroom design.

Columbus McKinnon is offers its Pulse Monitor Electronic Hoist Data Interface standard on all models, which records "key performance data" of the hoist during normal operation.

Data is recorded with a time and date stamp and this information includes: motor starts, cumulative run time, plug events, overcapacity events, motor trip events and voltage measurements.

Paul Smielecki, global product manager of Wire Rope Hoists at Columbus McKinnon said: "The Pulse Monitor can help provide a lower total cost of ownership for your CMCO hoist. It allows for better maintenance timing, reduced downtime due to improper hoist use, verification of clean line voltage and ultimately a longer hoist life."