Columbus McKinnon Corp., Getzville, N.Y., introduced Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK wire rope hoists for system customization. The Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK wire rope hoists can be configured as monorail, double girder and now base mount models, with embedded radio remote controls, expanded usage of Magnetek variable frequency drives, optional panel and motor heaters and metric ratings.
Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK wire rope hoists are now available as base mount models with lifting capacities up to 30 tons, which can be used as stationary hoisting or towing equipment, for example in systems manufacturing. The rope lead-off angle, hoist mounting and mounting position of the hoist motor can be adjusted as needed.
Magnetek IMPULSE·G+ Mini and IMPULSE·VG+ Series 4 variable frequency drives can be paired with monorail, double girder or base mount models with lifting capacities up to 30 tons. Depending on the application, Magnetek IMPULSE·VG+ Series 4 drives are available with closed loop vector control. Closed loop vector is a high-performance control method that utilizes an encoder, and is ideal for applications that require a load to be held without moving.
Magnetek Flex EX2 radio remote controls in 4- and 6-button styles are embedded with Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK wire rope hoists. A frequency agility feature automatically switches channels when interference is detected, and advanced synthesized RF controls with 124 channels add flexibility to frequency management in the field. Accessories, including protective rubber transmitter boots, retractable belt clip and convenient charging cradle offer additional protection.
Optional panel and motor heaters are available for hoist, trolley and bridge motions if the risk exists for condensation formation or extremely low temperatures.
Columbus McKinnon Corp.