Yale® and Shaw-Box® Wire Rope Hoists Now Available with VFD and Spark-Resistant Options

Screen Shot 2013-06-04 at 4.51.05 PMColumbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, has added new variable frequency drives (VFD) and spark-resistant options to its Yale® Global King and Shaw-Box® World Series electric wire rope hoists. These new options provide users with the flexibility they need to select a hoist best-suited for their unique applications or environments. These hoists are available for the U.S. market.

Manufactured in Wadesboro, North Carolina, these best-in-class wire rope hoists feature one of the industry’s premier variable frequency drives, allowing for greater speed adjustment, improved load control, higher duty cycles and increased hoist life. The Global King and World Series VFD  hoists also come equipped with industry-leading safety features, including overload and over-speed protection as well as easy-to-read, on-the-spot safety readouts for easy troubleshooting.

VFD options are available on monorail, top-running double girder and deck-mounted Global King and World Series hoists with capacities ranging from one to 20 metric tons.

The Added Safety of Spark Resistance

Well suited for the oil and gas industry, the explosion-proof Global King and World Series hoists are now available with spark-resistant options. These options provide added safety and protection in environments where flammable gases and liquids are present. New spark-resistant options, which complement the hoists’ explosion-proof features, include bronze sheaves, bronze trolley wheels, a copper-plated or bronze load hook, and drop stops with rubber bumpers.

Spark-resistant options are available on explosion-proof Global King and World Series hoists with underhung and top-running trolleys as well as deck-mounted configurations.

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