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CM Lodestar Electric Chain Hoist

Legendary in performance the Lodestar electric chain hoist features quieter operation, an environment friendly design, easier access to components, higher duty cycles, less maintenance and enhanced safety features. Now, the Lodestar® is also available as an economical 2-ton single-reeved unit. And, because it's a single reeved unit, the design prevents the lower hook block from capsizing and damaging the hoist.

The benefits of superior design:

LESS MAINTENANCE & EASIER INSPECTION

bulletHeavy Duty DC Brake is designed for a long service life. Brake location allows for quick access and easy inspection.
bulletLifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box means no oil change out is required. Precision gears provide better wear and longer life.
bulletClutch located outside the Gear Box allows for easy access which eliminates the need for complete disassembly and reduces downtime.

IMPROVED SERVICEABILITY

bullet Easy access to the Clutch, Motor, Electrical Control Panel and Brake Assembly.

LONGER SERVICE LIFE

bulletLifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box and helical gearing ensures efficient operation. Heavy duty rated motors. Hoist workmanship backed by a lifetime warranty.

QUIETER OPERATION

bullet 80% reduction in sound pressure as compared to the classic Lodestar.

IMPROVED LOAD SAFETY

bulletClutch is located outside the load path which prevents slipping of the load in an overload condition when brake is not powered.

IMPROVED CHAIN LIFE

bullet 5-Pocket Lift Wheel provides better chain and lift wheel engagement for smoother lifting and reduced vibration which equates to less wear and a longer chain life.
bulletLoad Chain is designed and manufactured in the USA by Columbus McKinnon. Star Grade chain is zinc plated to protect against corrosion. 2-ton, single-reeved units feature 10 mm load chain as standard.

EASY ACCESS CONTROL PANEL

bulletWith finger-safe wiring and plug and play connectors, the Control Panel allows for quick voltage change, access to terminal strips and simple fuse installation.

EXCEEDS H4 REQUIREMENTS

bulletExceeds H4 requirements, engineered for high duty cycles and the toughest applications

ECO-FRIENDLY

bullet Lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box means no changing and disposing of hazardous oil
bullet Documented RoHS compliance
bullet Shipped in boxes made of recycled material

STANDARD FEATURES

bullet Fabric chain container and rigid hook suspension standard
bullet Lifetime Warranty
bullet Metric Rated
bullet CSA Approved
bullet Made in the USA

OPTIONAL FEATURES

bulletDouble DC Brake - Two independent acting DC Brakes for redundant braking. Field Installation Kit available.
bulletAC Electrical Brake
bulletVariable speed drive (VFD) or traditional 2 speeds available
bulletPrimary & secondary transformer fusing
bulletRotatable limit switch - Designed for quick reset of limit position
bulletMetal and stainless steel chain containers

CM Lodestar VS Electric Chain Hoist

Capacities: 1/8 to 3 tons
Standard Lift: 10 ft.

Single and Three-Phase Power Supply Available

With the Lodestar VS, Columbus McKinnon made this iconic hoist better than ever, combining the Lodestar's industry-leading design with the best-in-class features of Magnetek's premier variable frequency drives.

Equipped with the Magnetek IMPULSE® G+ Mini drive, the Lodestar VS features CM HI-Tech (Hoist Interface Technology) - one of the easiest to use computer interfaces on the market developed exclusively by Columbus McKinnon. CM HI-Tech gives operators the ability to quickly and easily adjust hoist speed and performance parameters to deliver the precision load control your application demands.

Benefits & Features

CM HI-Tech™ (HOIST INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY)
One of the easiest to use computer interfaces on the market developed exclusively by Columbus McKinnon. CM HI-Tech is designed for ease of use, allowing you to choose the control method of the hoist as well as the maximum, minimum and, if applicable, medium speed of the hoist. You can also easily set upper and lower limits, get overload and overspeed protection, and access hoist status information. And, the convenient port eliminates the need to remove hoist end cover to connect to the hoist.

LESS MAINTENANCE & EASY INSPECTION

bulletBrake location allows for quick access and easy inspection.
bulletLifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box means no oil change out is required. Precision gears provide better wear and longer life.
bulletClutch located outside the Gear Box allows for easy access which eliminates the need for complete disassembly and reduces downtime.
bulletIMPROVED SERVICEABILITY
Easy access to the Clutch, Motor, Electrical Control Panel and Brake Assembly.
bulletLONG SERVICE LIFE
bulletHeavy-duty DC brake is designed for a long service life.
bulletLifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box and helical gearing ensures better wear and smooth operation.
bulletHeavy-duty rated motor.

QUIET OPERATION
80% reduction in sound pressure as compared to the classic Lodestar.

IMPROVED LOAD SAFETY
Clutch is located outside the load path, preventing slipping of the load in an overload condition when the brake is not powered.

LONG CHAIN LIFE
5-Pocket Lift Wheel provides excellent chain and lift wheel engagement for smoother lifting and reduced vibration, equating to less wear and a longer chain life. Zinc plating protects chain from environmental conditions.

EASY ACCESS CONTROL PANEL
Finger-safe wiring and plug-and-play connectors on the Control Panel allow for easy access to the VFD.

ZINC-PLATED LOAD CHAIN
Designed and manufactured in the USA by Columbus McKinnon. Zinc-plated Star Grade load chain protects against corrosion.

EXCEEDS H4 REQUIREMENTS
Lodestar exceeds H4 requirements. Engineered for high duty cycles and the toughest applications.

ECO-FRIENDLY
Lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box means no changing and disposing of hazardous oil. Documented RoHS compliance. Shipped in boxes made of recycled material.

METRIC RATED

LIFETIME WARRANTY
The industry's best warranty against manufacturing and material defects.

FABRIC CHAIN CONTAINER
Standard up to 20 ft. lift.

RIGID HOOK SUSPENSION

Optional Features

SINGLE AND THREE-PHASE POWER SUPPLY AVAILABLE

COMPACT, DURABLE PENDANT

bullet 2-step hoists furnished with CM Rocket pendant as standard. Push-button pendant is optional.
bullet 3-step hoists furnished with push-button pendant as standard. CM Rocket pendant not available for 3-step models.
bullet Both pendants are designed for operator comfort, NEMA 4X (IP65) approved for indoor or outdoor industrial service and temperature rated for 0°C (32°F) to 70°C (158°F). Available with and without emergency stop button.

METAL & STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN CONTAINERS

ADDITIONAL LOAD CHAIN OPTIONS
Black phosphate, burnished in oil, DIN grade and Niclad (nickel) plated load chain also available.

Both pendants are designed for operator comfort, NEMA 4X (IP65) approved for indoor or outdoor industrial service and temperature rated for 0°C (32°F) to 70°C (158°F). Available with and without emergency stop button.

CM Powerstar Electric Chain Hoist

The CM Powerstar Electric Chain Hoist features a space saving alternative to wire rope hoists for high speed lifting. This heavy-duty hoist is built to maintain its strength and power year after year.

Additional features and benefits include:

bulletH-4 or better rated duty cycle
bulletDesigned for heavy-duty industrial applications
bulletLiftwheel has machined chain pockets and is heat treated alloy steel for maximum strength and wear resistance
bulletEfficient regenerative braking system avoids heat generation in power train
bulletMotors up to 7-1/2 h.p. provide a wide range of lifting speeds
bulletSingle or two speed controls. Two speed models operate on 3:1 speed ratio
bulletStandard adjustable upper and lower screw limit switches
bulletStandard overload Protector device
bulletHoistaloy load chain can be easily inspected for wear and abuse
bulletTrue vertical lift
bulletFactory tested to 125% of rated capacity prior to shipment
bulletMetric rated except for 10 & 20 ton capacities
bulletRugged aluminum alloy hoist frame
bulletChain guide surrounds liftwheel
bulletMachined and hardened steel Helical gears used throughout hoist for optimum performance and mechanical efficiency.
bulletExtensive use of life-lubricated bearings plus sealed oil bath power train reservoir for minimum maintenance.
bulletDual braking system
bulletHeavy duty, industrial single speed controls include magnetic reversing contactor which operates on 115 volts provided by a control transformer.
bulletTotally enclosed, ball bearing, 30 minute rated, thermally protected, hoist duty motor is standard.
bulletPush button control is weatherproof (NEMA 4 rated).
bulletDrop of push button control is 4 ft. above hook at lowest position, unless otherwise specified.
bulletExternal push button chain strain relief is standard.
bulletPower cord length is 2-1/2 ft. unless otherwise specified.
bulletTrolley design permits easy adjustment for installation on a broad range of beam flange widths.
bulletTrolley wheels have double row, tapered roller bearings plus machined and hardened universal treads to permit operation on American Standard or flat flanged sections interchangeably.
bulletSpur gearing used in all motorized trolleys for improved efficiency and durability.
bulletDrop of hand chain on geared trolleys is 2 ft. above hook at lowest position, unless otherwise specified.
bulletDesigned to be maintained "on the beam."
bulletUp to 600 lineal feet of chain
bulletWeatherproof (NEMA3R)
bulletLifetime warranty
bulletMade in U.S.A.

 

POWER & UTILITIES
Whether repairing overhead power lines after a storm or performing routine maintenance on an electric power distribution system, Columbus McKinnon hoist and rigging products can help. With more than 140 years of industry experience and well-known brands such as Little Mule and Coffing Hoists, we offer a large selection of products developed specifically for the needs of the utility market.

 

Our portfolio of lineman’s products, including strap hoists, lever tools and wire grips, are designed for safety and efficiency, helping utility professionals get the job done in even the most hazardous environments.

 
Wire Grips
When working with wire in utility applications, safety is of the utmost importance. Economical wire grips from Little Mule are designed to keep workers safe, while allowing them to get the job done efficiently .

 
Strap and Chain Lever Hoists
When it comes to lever hoists for the utility industry, Columbus McKinnon has a variety of options depending on the application. Our product portfolio includes everything from strap hoists to chain hoists featuring link or roller chain.

 
Utilities Accessories
In addition to hoists and rigging equipment, Columbus McKinnon manufacturers a variety of accessories that utility workers need, such as cant hooks, peavies and even pike poles.

 
General Rigging
CM rigging products mean superior quality and reliability that you can depend on to get the job done. Our extensive rigging portfolio is complete with all the hooks, shackles, chain and rigging hardware you need for your utility applications.

 

 

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