Gisela Clark






The Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) is set to become one of the world’s greatest engineering feats, capable of travelling at speeds over 1,000 mph. Started 8 years ago, the Bloodhound project is attempting to smash the current land speed record of 763 mph by Thrust SSC, the first land vehicle to break the sound barrier. When […]

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Did you know that 31% of all charitable giving occurs during the month of December or that 12% of all giving during 2014 happened on the last three days of the year? The holidays are a great reminder that we all have so much to be thankful for. One of the best ways to show […]

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Chris, an ETCP certified rigger and recent safety webinar attendee, asks the following question about horsepower ratings on hoists: “I don’t see Columbus McKinnon hoists rated with horsepower, however they are sometimes referred to by that rating. Does that relate to the FPM capability? I am guessing that a faster FPM hoist would have to […]

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Last Friday we held our October Safety Webinar, “10 Frequently Asked Questions from our CM Entertainment Motor Schools” featuring Dave Carmack, Columbus McKinnon Entertainment Trainer, and Eric Rouse, Technical Director for the Denver Center of Performing Arts. In case you missed it, you can view the recording here. To continue the conversation with both Dave and Eric, we […]

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Joe, an outside sales and service representative for a Columbus McKinnon distributor and recent safety webinar attendee, asks: “Will limit switches work properly if the motor is reverse phased?” Perry Bishop, Columbus McKinnon trainer and safety webinar presenter, answers: When the up or down buttons are actuated, they pull in the proper contact for motor control, […]

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Mike, a Lead Rigging Technician for an equipment rental company in the entertainment industry and recent safety webinar attendee, asks: “How far away should you be to read a RFID chip for rigging equipment tracking and inspection?” Troy Raines, Columbus McKinnon Chain & Rigging Product Engineering Manager and safety webinar presenter, answers: This is an […]

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Brad recently asked the following question in response to a blog post The Low-Down on Chain Tie-Downs: “I wrote to my distributor and inquired about chain tags. Their representative replied that all they had in stock were CHAIN TAGS even though they listed CHAIN and SLING tags made by CM. They sent me their part […]

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Randy, an Instrument Technician in the energy industry and recent safety webinar attendee, asks: “Why do only 3 of 4 chain sling legs take the load?” Peter Cooke, Columbus McKinnon Training Manager and Safety Webinar Presenter, answers: When using a chain to build a sling, tolerances for chain can make the legs slightly longer or […]

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    Who doesn’t love the summer time and seeing a great concert with your favorite band? A few of our fans recently shared photos from their favorite summer concerts (top left, clockwise): Eric Church, country music in Buffalo, New York. Al Bano & Romina Power Performance. A duo from the past performing at the Roman […]

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As a manufacturing and engineering company, Columbus McKinnon places high value in STEM education – education encouraging students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But, in recent years, STEM education has evolved into STEAM education, which aims to connect art to these areas of study to demonstrate how industrial products can contribute […]

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