We are changing the way we do business. Changes that not only affect Columbus McKinnon and our Channel Partners, but the entire material handling industry. We are committed, and now prepared, to ship our most popular chain and forged attachment products in 3 days – and we guarantee it. This is our In-Stock Guarantee (ISG). This is [...]
During our CM-ET training classes we receive many questions, especially about chain and proper lubrication. In my opinion, the chain is the most abused and neglected part of the motor. It is almost rare to find chain in the field that does not need to be lubricated unless it has just come from the factory. [...]
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. [...]
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard, B30.11 has another chapter. Revised in 2010, the most apparent change is the addition of Chapter 11 – 4, “Maintenance Training and Maintenance.” B30.11-4.1 states, “Maintenance training shall be provided to promote proficient adjustments, repairs, and replacements on crane and monorail systems….” This added chapter includes requirements [...]
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Since our comment box isn’t working (thanks for your patience!), please send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]
The Answer: The brake leads are wired wrong. The leads from each brake are tied together. One wire from each brake should be switched on the blue wire nuts. In other words, one wire from each brake should go to the top blue wire nut and the other wire from each brake should go to [...]
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