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Hoist boasts durability

Issue: June 2018

Lodestar VS This variable-speed electric chain hoist from Columbus McKinnon is available in capacities ranging from 250 pounds to 1 ton and has a standard lift height of 10 feet, a zinc-plated load chain and precision gears. It features the company’s HI-Tech computer interface, which has built-in error prevention to ensure that the user programs the hoist correctly. USB connectivity allows the operator to plug the hoist into a computer or tablet to change or access information, such as start and stop cycles and motor run time.

What’s new? The hoist, a new model in the Lodestar line, and its variable-frequency Impulse G+ Mini drive from Magnetek.

Benefits Durability and easy maintenance. The hoist has a lifetime warranty, and a brake and motor that are designed for long service life and quiet operation. The lifetime grease-lubricated gear box eliminates the need for oil changes. The Impulse G+ Mini drive has reliable, user-friendly controls.

Columbus McKinnon Corp., Getzville, N.Y., 716-689-5400, www.cmworks.com