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Colombus McKinnon expands range

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World Cement,

Columbus McKinnon has expanded its line of wire rope hoists with the introduction of the Yale LodeKing LT ultra-low headroom top-running wire rope hoist. It is available in capacities ranging from 10 – 25 t.

Manufactured in Wadesboro, North Carolina, the LodeKing LT is designed for heavy-duty CMAA Class D service. Each hoist comes equipped with a Magnetek closed-loop variable frequency drive that allows for accurate and precise load control, while reducing brake wear. Packed with industry-leading safety and performance features, the Magnetek IMPLUSE®VG+ Series 4 drive includes multiple control and power supply options, an external hoist brake resistor, motor thermal overload protection, keypad with digital display and a recorded fault history that aids in troubleshooting and maintenance. The LodeKing LT also features plastic-infused wire rope specifically developed for maximum performance on overhead cranes. This unique wire rope has a plastic core that prevents metal-to-metal contact between strands, helping to reduce abrasion and wear within the wire rope, while increasing the rope strength by 15 – 20%.

“Built with 140 years of engineering know how, the LodeKing family of wire rope hoists combines the latest manufacturing and materials technology with the highest quality components for unsurpassed performance and reliability,” said John Vander Linden, Global Product Manager – Wire Rope Hoists.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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