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      Chain and Wire Rope Hoists - Electric and Pneumatic
CM hoists are manufactured by Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of material handling products, systems and services which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position or secure material.
CM AirStar 6 Air Hoist
Designed for general industrial applications where variable speed pneumatic power is preferable. Rated for loads of up to 3 tons. This compact, lightweight hoist features:
  • Lightweight aluminum frame and cover
  • Positive action, spring biased Weston-type load brake holds the load, provides exacting load spotting and control
  • Multi-vane rotary air motor with eight vanes for high torque, smooth operation, positive starting
  • Precision cut heat treated helical and spur gear combination for quiet, efficient operation
  • Pendant throttle handle is full flow design for precision throttle capabilities
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Made in U.S.A.
CM AirStar Air Hoist
Designed for general commercial applications where variable speed pneumatic power is preferable. Rated for 1/4, 1/2 and 1 ton capacities, this compact, lightweight hoist features:
  • Hoistaloy load chain for heavy duty or stainless steel chain for spark resistant, medium duty loads
  • Positive action, heavy-duty shoe type brake that holds the load
  • Multi-vane rotary air motor for high torque, smooth operation
  • Accurately machined heat treated alloy steel spur gears
  • Spark resistant models available for hazardous environments
  • Pull cord or pendant throttle control available
  • Pull cord control hoists provide a lightweight, economical hoist for accurate control of loads
  • Made in U.S.A.


CM Lodestar Air XL Pneumatic Chain Hoist
CM Lodestar Electric Chain Hoist and Trolleys
The balanced, integrated, proven design of the Lodestar has made it the most popular electric chain hoist in the industry. Lodestar gives you more value for your money including:
  • Up to 3 ton capacities for heavy-duty industrial applications
  • Gear train lifetime lubricated with non-oxidizing grease
  • Precision machined and hardened liftwheel with hardened chain guides for precise chain liftwheel fit
  • Gearing designed for exceptionally long life and quiet operation
  • H4 duty standard
  • Rugged control station (NEMA 4)
  • Hoist duty motor, standard Protector overload device and standard screw type limit switches
  • Made in U.S.A.
CM Lodestar XL Electric Chain Hoists
  • Lifting capacities from 2 to 7.5 tons
  • Maximum lifting speed of 30 feet per minute
  • Thermally protected motor
  • Standard overload protector
  • Heavy-duty, multiple disc braking system
  • Gearing operated in oil bath
CM Powerstar Electric Chain Hoist and Trolleys
Designed specifically as an alternative to wire rope hoists for high speed lifting of loads from 2 to 20 tons in a space saving chain hoist. Features:
  • H-4 or better rated duty cycle
  • Designed for heavy-duty industrial applications from 2 to 20 ton capacities
  • Liftwheel has machined chain pockets and is heat treated alloy steel for maximum strength and wear resistance
  • Efficient regenerative braking system avoids heat generation in power train
  • Heavy-duty multiple disc D.C. brake (dual braking system)
  • Standard overload Protector device
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • 2 thru 20 ton capacities available
CM ShopAir
The CM ShopAir heavy-duty air chain hoist can be used as a
work station hoist or as a production line hoist. Lightweight, rugged
and compact design - for ease of portability - makes this hoist perfect for most air hoist lifting applications.
  • CAPACITIES: 250 - 1,000 lbs.
  • SPEEDS: up to 31 ft./min.
  • AIR PRESSURE: Normal operating pressure is 90 PSI (capacities based on 80 PSI)
  • Standard Protector overload device.
  • Variable flow, two lever pendant for precise load spotting.
  • Threaded external exhaust for piping away exhaust in clean room or painting applications.
  • Small, compact design for commercial & industrial applications.
  • Gear train is lifetime - lubricated with non-oxidizing grease.
  • Lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Made in USA.
CM ShopStar Electric Chain Hoist
  • The ShopStar portable electric chain hoist features rugged construction and high H4 duty cycle. It keeps lifting and lifting, up to 1,000 pounds and 300 motor starts per hour.
  • 10 pocket oblique lay liftwheel provides longer chain wear
  • NEMA 4 industrial rated control station
  • Gear train lifetime lubricated with non-oxidizing grease
  • CM Hoist Alloy Load Chain
  • Dual braking system - D.C. plus regenerative
CM Valustar Electric Chain Hoist
Designed specifically for general commercial applications. This compact, lightweight hoist features:
CM Air Manipulator Hoist
The CM TMM-140 is ideal for workstation applications.  Lightweight and portable, the unit weighs less than 20 pounds and operates at 100% (A5) duty cycle.
  • Smooth operator - Efficient rotary vane motor provides high uniform torque for quick response, and smooth, quiet operation.
  • Easy to use - Handle-mounted pendant control for one-handed operation and load positioning.
  • Variable speeds - Precise and infinite speed control for accurate load spotting.
  • Wire rope design - Self-winding lifting cable stores conveniently inside unit.
  • Suspension - Swivel top and bottom hooks with hook latches standard, for portability and quick installation.
  • Disc brake - Secures load and eliminates drift when pendant is released.
CM Apollo Wire Rope Hoists and Trolleys
The Apollo compact wire rope hoist provides high hook lift with no design compromises. It lets you choose from the widest range of lifts, lifting speeds, clearances, mounting options and controls of any hoist on the market. It features:
  • Weston-type mechanical load brake and multiple disc motor brake
  • 2-20 ton capacity for wide range of lifting needs
  • Low headroom design
  • Double reduction reduced gearing provides smooth, quiet drive train
  • NEMA 4, 4x/12 enclosed push-button control
  • Made in U.S.A
CM Polaris Wire Rope Hoists and Trolleys
Rugged wire rope hoist with lift capacity up to five tons features:
  • Motor mounted disc brake
  • Hoist duty motor drive and gear train arrangement
  • Frame = welded steel, (2 sizes - short and long)
  • Brakes - multiple disc D.C. motor brake, and Weston style mechanical
  • Alloy aluminum gear case and cover
  • Made in U.S.A.
Please contact Milwaukee Crane's expert staff for applications assistance for CM  Hoist products.


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