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Products

Features & Benefits

The Power of Intelligent Lifting

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.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Lodestar VS Electric Chain Hoist

LESS MAINTENANCE & EASY INSPECTION

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.

IMPROVED SERVICEABILITY

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

LONG SERVICE LIFE

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.

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.

Options

OPTIONAL FEATURES

COMPACT, DURABLE PENDANT

  • 2-step hoists furnished with CM Rocket pendant as standard. Push-button pendant is optional.
  • 3-step hoists furnished with push-button pendant as standard. CM Rocket pendant not available for 3-step models.
  • 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.

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.