Generations of users have relied on the CM® Lodestar® electric chain hoist for the durability and reliability it provides for lifting applications. With the Lodestar VS, Columbus McKinnon made this iconic hoist better than ever. We combined the Lodestar’s industry-leading design with the best-in-class features of premier Magnetek® variable frequency drives and Intelli-Connect™ Diagnostic and Analytic technology. The result — a one-of-a-kind, intelligent hoist that puts the power to program, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot the hoist in the palm of your hand.
Intelli-Connect is available as an option on all new Lodestar VS units or in a retrofit kit for units already in service. With Intelli-Connect, you can quickly and easily program, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot your hoist wirelessly from the plant floor with a tablet or smartphone – say goodbye to your programming cable.
Reach out to our team to further discuss your Lodestar VS with Intelli-Connect application or to receive a demo of the Intelli-Connect app.
Brake location allows for quick access and easy inspection. Lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box means no oil change out is required. Precision gears provide better wear and longer life. Clutch located outside the Gear Box allows for easy access which eliminates the need for complete disassembly and reduces downtime.
Easy access to the Clutch, Motor, Electrical Control Panel and Brake Assembly.
Heavy-duty DC brake is designed for a long service life. Lifetime grease-lubricated gear box and helical gearing ensures better wear and smooth operation. Heavy-duty rated motor.
80% reduction in sound pressure as compared to the classic Lodestar.
Clutch is located outside the load path, preventing slipping of the load in an overload condition when the brake is not powered.
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.
Finger-safe wiring and plug-and-play connectors on the Control Panel allow for easy access to the VFD.
Designed and manufactured in the USA by Columbus McKinnon. Zinc-plated Star Grade load chain protects against corrosion.
Lodestar exceeds H4 requirements. Engineered for high duty cycles and the toughest applications.
Lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box means no changing and disposing of hazardous oil. Documented RoHS compliance. Shipped in boxes made of recycled material.
The industry's best warranty against manufacturing and material defects.
Standard up to 20 ft. lift.
COMPACT, DURABLE PENDANT
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 an emergency stop button.
When people think of automation for cranes and hoists, they often think of automating crane and hoist movement in a facility. But, there is another important benefit automation technology can provide – the ability communicate directly with the hoist or crane as well as collect, monitor, and analyze performance data.
In this video, we will walk you through how to install Intelli-Connect on your V1 CM Lodestar VS hoist. The installation kit you received should include all necessary parts to convert from the existing hardline data port on your Lodestar VS hoist to our wireless Intelli-Connect technology.