Hoist Training

During my training sessions, I am frequently asked if hoist hooks can be repaired if they are damaged or broken. OSHA and ASME regulations provide specific requirements for hoist hook repair to help answer this question. According to OSHA 1910.179 (L)(3)(iii)(A), hook repairs by welding or reshaping are not generally recommended. If such repairs are attempted […]

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Last month Columbus McKinnon kicked off its inaugural session of CMCO University with great success. More than 15 distributor associates from across the country came to our  Niagara Training Center in Tonawanda, N.Y.,  to “Profit from Knowledge,” learning detailed information about our products and how to best sell and position them in the marketplace. CMCO’s Niagara Training […]

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For over 30 years, CM-ET has been conducting this 1-day motor class to help familiarize entertainment technicians and riggers on safe and proper general maintenance and repair of the CM-ET Lodestar. Starting today, this popular class is available online! Get trained today! Students can expect the same level of information they would get if they […]

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Ratchet lever hoists by Columbus McKinnon have countless benefits. Their lightweight design makes them easy to handle and transport. Some are even small enough to fit into your lunch box! Lever hoists are an extremely adaptable tool that can be used for a variety of applications.  When you choose a hoist with one-handed free chaining […]

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We love to talk about our entertainment training. We believe in teaching people how to be safer in their work environments. As much as I enjoy hearing stories from our training team, what gives me even greater pleasure is hearing this same enthusiasm echoed from one of our attendees. Bart Wells from Cory’s Audio Visual […]

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Have you ever opened a Shaw-Box 700 Series wire rope hoist to see its inner workings? Do you know what the ideal preventative maintenance schedule should be on a Yale World Series, or how to properly double reeve a Cable King? The Columbus McKinnon training programs answer all these questions and a whole lot more. […]

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Columbus McKinnon has opened its newest state-of-the-art training facility in Tonawanda, NY. Over the past few months, our training team has been renovating Columbus McKinnon’s previous headquarters(most recently the LodeRail production plant) in Tonawanda, NY into a new training center. This facility now holds certification classes and training courses featuring a combination of classroom and […]

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Thanks to everyone who submitted comments! We added them under the original post. If you have any questions about any of the above notations, please send an e-mail to cmcolive@cmworks.com and we will address them for you.  We are very sorry that our “comment” field wasn’t functioning this week. We are working to resolve the issue. […]

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Since our comment box isn’t working (thanks for your patience!),  please send your ideas to cmcolive@cmworks.com and we will post them below as they come in. Otherwise check in on Friday for the answer! Response #1:  The most noticeable defect is that the chain guide is worn considerably on one side which suggests side loading and it […]

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Columbus McKinnon is proud to announce its most versatile hand chain hoist yet; the CM Hurricane 360!  Unlike traditional hand chain hoists; the Hurricane 360 may be used in any direction due to its patented hand chain cover that rotates 360 degrees allowing a convenient way to move loads without standing under or near the […]

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