Intelli-Connect diagnostics and analytics enable quick and easy programming, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of overhead cranes and hoists. Using the Intelli-Connect Mobile and Mobile+ apps, you can access detailed information right from the plant floor. With diagnostic information available at your fingertips, you can address issues more quickly, plan maintenance, and ultimately reduce downtime. Intelli-Connect is ideal for all types of overhead crane applications in industries, including power generation, automotive, aerospace, metals, pulp and paper, and much more.
Intelli-Connect Mobile enables quick and easy programming, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of VFDs associated with your hoist or crane motion. When you upgrade to Mobile+, you’ll get all the capabilities of Intelli-Connect Mobile, along with advanced diagnostics and analytics, including trending data and event logging, as well as the remaining operating life of the hoist.
Intelli-Connect’s diagnostic and analytic capabilities deliver system status information, whether you’re using a smartphone or tablet, to help you manage equipment 24/7. With Intelli-Connect, you can get insight into how your systems operate and how your equipment is utilized to ensure proper and timely maintenance.
Using Intelli-Connect, you can monitor and troubleshoot a Magnetek variable frequency drive (VFD) right from the plant floor. Intelli-Connect wirelessly connects to crane equipment located 20-100 feet in the air, allowing you to safely and quickly get an overview of your system’s operation. You no longer need to climb up to the drive, power down, and connect hardware to access drive status information, thus eliminating potentially hazardous situations.
Intelli-Connect’s advanced diagnostics provide critical information, such as signal monitors, equipment status, and energy use, to keep your system functioning effectively. By incorporating this technology into your overhead crane or hoist, you can proactively monitor and schedule maintenance to ensure you have the necessary parts and support available when you need it. And, if your system does go down unexpectedly, Intelli-Connect can help reduce your mean time to recover (MTTR). With instant access to user manuals available through the app, operators can easily reference system setup and diagnostics to get equipment back up and running quickly.
The wireless operator connected to the Magnetek VFD and software on your smartphone or tablet operates via a secure Wi-Fi connection. Set your own SSID (service set identifier) and password to establish a protected link for data flow.
Every automated system from Columbus McKinnon is designed, engineered, and built in-house by our expert team of engineers and automation specialists. Our highly trained support team is always available – 24/7, 365 days a year – to assist with technical application issues and tight installation timelines. Plus, with the Intelli-Connect Mobile App, you can easily email our service team right from the app with any product setup or troubleshooting questions.
Intelli-Connect can be combined with any electric wire rope or chain hoist, including select Columbus McKinnon models, that utilize IMPULSE®•G+/VG+ Series 4 or IMPULSE®•G+ Mini VFDs. New or existing hoists utilizing Magnetek VFDs can be enhanced with Intelli-Connect, giving you added intelligence and information to keep your equipment and operations running. If an existing application already operates with a Magnetek VFD, Intelli-Connect can be installed with a remote mounting kit. Hoists currently using CM HI-Tech™ (Hoist Interface Technology) can easily integrate with Intelli-Connect, giving you access to even more status and system information. You’ll get all the features of CM HI-Tech, such as the ability to quickly and easily adjust hoist speed and performance parameters, without the need for a PC or connector cable. Designed to work together for optimal performance, Columbus McKinnon’s products provide complete intelligent solutions for your lifting and positioning applications.
The CM Lodestar VS is now available with Intelli-Connect™ Diagnostics and Analytics technology. Intelli-Connect enables quick and easy programming, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of the Lodestar – all from a tablet or smartphone.
How does it work? Using the Intelli-Connect Mobile and Mobile+ apps, you can
wirelessly access detailed information right from the plant floor, without the need to attach a programming cable. Intelli-Connect is available as an option on all new Lodestar VS units or in a retrofit kit for units already in service.
Our automated crane systems are designed to improve safety, uptime and productivity in your facility. Not only does crane automation technology allow you to build safety right into equipment with no-fly zones and off-center pick prevention, it also provides you with real-time data and information that enables you to improve operational efficiency and make smarter decisions, faster.
Columbus McKinnon’s Unified and Magnetek brands bring more than 20 years of experience in delivering automated systems to the automotive industry. Our primary high-technology solutions are featured throughout the automotive manufacturing process, including ergonomic and autonomous workstations like ProPath™ and Intelli-Guide™.
At Columbus McKinnon, we are dedicated to accelerating innovation and expanding our portfolio of automation and diagnostic solutions. One way we are doing this is through the development of intelligent automation solutions for new and existing cranes. See how our technology is helping to create the smart cranes of the future.