Shackles

This question is one that I have been asked many times. To properly explore the answer, let’s first consider the process of each. Forging and casting are two very different manufacturing methods. When something is cast the material is heated above its melting temperature and poured into a mold where it solidifies. When something is […]

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Over the past few weeks and months, our Chattanooga, Tennessee Forge Operations has been working vigorously to improve product quality and deliveries. As you have seen with our In-Stock Guarantee, we are committed to manufacturing the highest quality products in the market, stocking over 155 of our most popular chain and forged rigging attachment products and […]

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Many of you work with chain and rigging equipment every day.  At Columbus McKinnon, the safe and proper use of all rigging products is a top priority. We have been busy developing training resources to help promote occupational safety with the products that we make, and the know-how we have garnered over the last 138 […]

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Columbus McKinnon has recently extended its offering of DNV Type Approved and Certified Shackles to meet the growing needs of the offshore oil and gas industry.  Backed by the strong CM brand name, these Bolt & Nut style carbon anchor shackles provide reliable performance in the harshest environments. Below are a few key features of these shackles: […]

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History has proven the American-Made CM Super Strong Shackle is one of the most popular shackles on the market. Here are the top 5 reasons I think that’s true: 1. It’s Super Strong That’s an obvious one, right? But in many cases, by using the Super Strong Shackle, you can use a smaller size shackle […]

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        Hook tip loading is a common problem. While reading through one of our catalogs, Brian ran across our instructions and asked the following question,  “What does it mean to never insert a hook tip?” Peter answers: Hooks typically do not fit into an eyebolt or they don’t seat properly in the […]

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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 […]

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With ProMat 2013 starting this week, we want to give everyone an idea of what they can expect to see at Columbus McKinnon Booth #1838. First off, expect the unexpected. We’ll be unveiling our most interactive and tech-savvy booth ever. Designed to showcase our brands and innovative products and services, our guests will have the […]

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Many of you have been asking us about the Buy American Act (BAA),  whether our rigging products are made in America, and if they comply with BAA requirements.  Did you know that, unless an exception applies, the BAA requires domestic manufacturing of an end product and that more than half the cost of its components be […]

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Designed and forged in Chattanooga, Tennessee,  CM Super Strong shackles are carbon-type shackles with strength ratings that are up to 50% stronger than comparable sized carbon shackles. As a result, they are designed with a 6:1 safety design factor. By using a special blended material, Columbus McKinnon is able to manufacture Super Strong shackles without […]

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