Ensuring safety and efficiency throughout every step of the process.
Steel and other metals are integral to the world we live in. From the smallest gears inside wristwatches to beams in the world’s largest buildings, metal is all around us. And, with its necessity, comes a demand for smarter technology, increased safety, and more efficient production throughout every step of the process.
Columbus McKinnon provides innovative technology used in all stages of metal production, from scrap handling to distribution. We understand the need to work smarter and safer and are committed to developing solutions to help you do just that.
Working together, our products help you monitor and precisely control the processes and machinery that are critical to your business while providing real-time diagnostics to keep you up and running. We know safety is a priority. With extreme ambient temperatures, high dust exposure and strict safety regulations, our products are built for durability and reliability in even the harshest conditions.
Whether you need a complete control system, rugged wire rope and chain hoists, actuators for process synchronization, diagnostic tools for maintenance planning, state-of-the-art automation capabilities or even a simple plate clamp, Columbus McKinnon has the technical expertise to design custom products and systems for your unique applications.
Columbus McKinnon's crane and motion control products are designed to increase safety, productivity and uptime throughout the metal production process. See where our products can be used, whether it be for material sorting, liquid metal transportation or product handling.
A steel mill with a two-vessel BOF (basic oxygen furnace) had an extremely labor-intensive production process. This included loading alloy batch materials into hand trolleys that were manually weighed, and then the materials were hand dumped into the BOF vessel. A Duff-Norton SuperCylinder was used to increase the speed and efficiency of the process.
In the steel industry, specifically hot metal applications, where work environments are hazardous, keeping operators safe is essential. Recent advances in overhead material handling technology offer many options to enhance the safety and operation of hot metal cranes. Technology solutions include AC inverter control, reporting crane operation information, contactor controlled crane monitoring, end of travel limits, collision avoidance, and power outage backups.
Dewald Stahlhandel sells and delivers rod steel across Europe for a wide variety of industries. At its location in Pleidelsheim, Dewald was seeking to expand its range of available products. The company required additional space and a stronger crane. Find our how STAHL CraneSYStems products were used in a custom crane solution tailored specifically to Dewald's workflow.