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Innovative, sophisticated and precise solutions that help keep things running when the stakes are high.

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Whether aiding in the repair of a military plane or lifting a bridge to prevent damage during inclement weather, Columbus McKinnon products are used for applications, both big and small, in the aerospace and government industries. With a full line of products, ranging from actuators to radio controls, our solutions are designed with precision and efficiency in mind.

Columbus McKinnon control systems are used in the manufacturing, maintenance and repair of commercial and military planes, military vehicles and even spacecraft. Our hoists, cranes and automated lifting systems help ensure aerospace and defense equipment production is efficient and on schedule, while reducing the risk of human error. Our mechanical actuators can be used to lift repair platforms and equipment.

We also supply drives, radio controls and linear actuators that allow for quick action when safety is on the line, whether you need to lift a security barrier, lower bulletproof glass or raise a bridge. Columbus McKinnon products get the job done. 

How are Control Systems Used in the Aerospace Industry?

Control systems used in the aerospace industry are subject to stringent requirements. Above all, they must be robust, reliable, and precise. More specifically, we’re talking about precise positioning of large and often unwieldly components. Duff-Norton is one Columbus McKinnon brand helping to address these challenges. 

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Brands Serving the Aerospace & Government Industries

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Helping to improve productivity, safety and reliability, the Hoover Dam Power Plant modernized the controls on four 300-ton power plant cranes for the dam. The team relied on Magnetek-brand crane control systems utilizing technologically advanced drives and radio controls.

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Ideal for aerospace applications, the revolutionary ProPath workstation crane combines industry-leading Enclosed Track Aluminum (ETA) rail with “smart” semi- or fully automated material handling technology to improve safety and productivity in your operations.

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Intelligent Technology Streamlines Aircraft Engine Maintenance

For the maintenance of highly specialized aircraft engines, GE Aviation built a new plant with a state-of-the-art test laboratory in Brazil, using intelligent technology from STAHL CraneSystems. Engineers and technicians developed and built a highly automated custom transport system to manage the complete handling of the turbines – from unloading on arrival to transport to the maintenance stands and safe suspension in the turbine testing room.

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