The Low-down on Plate Clamp Inspection and Operation

January 27, 2014

Crane & Rigging Hot Line recently published an article on plate clamp inspection and operation based on a presentation given by one of Columbus McKinnon’s corporate trainers, Chris Zgoda, at the ACRP Conference in San Antonio, TX.  Below are a few of the highlights: Plate Clamp Operation Plate clamps are most often used to lift and [...]

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Can hoist hooks be repaired?

January 20, 2014

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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D8+ Hoists and Suspending Loads over People in the Entertainment Industry

December 3, 2013

Suspending loads above people is common practice in the entertainment world and requires great precautions. In Europe, one voluntary Code of Practice guides the product specifications and installation requirements surrounding these applications: SQP2 Chain hoists (2010). U.S. interest in this European Code of Practice is growing as this code is being adopted in U.S. entertainment [...]

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Columbus McKinnnon Brings CMCO University to Mexico

November 26, 2013

Columbus McKinnon recently opened “CMCO University” in Mexico. The facility will be used to give training to customers, channel partners, and employees. The campus is located within the Santiago Tianguistenco manufacturing plant, near the city of Toluca. It includes 80 square meters of classroom training space and 300 square meters of laboratories and workshops. “CMCO University [...]

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CM Cyclone is Hoist of Choice for Chimney Construction Project

October 30, 2013

At Columbus McKinnon, we always enjoy seeing how our products are used in the industries we serve.  So when this application photo (above) from a construction site featuring our products crossed our path, we had to share it. This photo shows 70 of our CM Cyclone hand chain hoists being used for the construction of a [...]

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CMCO University is off to a great start!

October 24, 2013

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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Our Spirit of Innovation Continues in America

October 17, 2013

As we spend some time this week celebrating Columbus Day and the history of America, we wanted to take some time to look back at our company’s rich and diverse 138 year history. 1875 – Moore Manufacturing Company is formed in Chicago 1889 – Moore Manufacturing Company moves to Milwaukee and changes its name to [...]

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CM ShopStar Brings Speed and Safety to Stewart-Haas Racing Team

September 25, 2013

If you follow NASCAR then there’s no doubt you are familiar with Stewart-Haas Racing – the title-winning NASCAR Spring Cup Series team made up of Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Danica Patrick. But did you know that Stewart-Haas Racing relies on CM ShopStar electric chain hoists to build and repair their cars? To find out [...]

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CM launches the Bandit – our lightest and most compact ratchet lever hoist ever

September 12, 2013

Columbus McKinnon is very excited to introduce its newest product, the CM Bandit 3/4 and 1-1/2 ton ratchet lever hoist, to the Canadian marketplace. The CM Bandit is loaded with features and benefits that will make it one of the most versatile hoists on the market today. What makes the CM Bandit so great? We [...]

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Webinar Teaches Inspection & Maintenance of CM Hurricane 360 & Short Handle Puller

August 20, 2013

Do you want to learn how to inspect our new CM Hurricane 360 chain hoist? Peter Cooke, our Training Manager for Rigging & Load Securement, will teach you how to properly disassemble, inspect and reassemble our popular CM Hurricane 360 hand chain hoist in our upcoming free Safety Webinar.  Peter will also walk you though how to set [...]

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