Columbus McKinnon Corp., Amherst, N.Y., introduced CM Smart ID radio frequency identification (RFID) technology on hoists and rigging products, what is said to be Columbus McKinnon RFIDthe world’s first HMI-certified ratchet lever hoist with RFID technology.

When integrated with a complete inventory and inspection management system, CM Smart ID can enable faster inventory tracking and serialization, more efficient safety inspections and improved inventory and inspection data accuracy.

This simple, scalable and easily accessible RFID option developed through a partnership with Canada-based InfoChip, associates each chip with detailed product information that is uploaded and stored on the CM Smart ID Cloud. This allows for easy access to the information by anyone, anywhere, at any time.

Columbus McKinnon Corp.