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Automotive

Advanced system solutions designed for when efficiency and safety are critical for driving smooth operation.

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Columbus McKinnon's reliable hoisting and lifting equipment and advanced power and motion control technology can be found in nearly every process within the automotive industry. From production to distribution, we provide innovative technology to help increase productivity, safety, and uptime in your facility. Whether your primary objectives are to save money, improve safety, increase productivity, or simplify your processes, Columbus McKinnon can help you meet your goals.

With specialty features and capabilities, our products are designed for superior performance for even the most challenging applications and can be customized to meet your exact requirements. When you choose Columbus McKinnon, you can be assured you’re getting the most advanced, proven control technology available.

ProPath Automated Workstation Crane

The new Unified Industries brand ProPath™ Automated Workstation Crane combines industry-leading Enclosed Track Aluminum (ETA) Rail with semi- or fully automated “smart” material handling solutions in a unique package to increase the safety, productivity, and uptime of your facility. 

Automated Guided Vehicles Provide Increased Operational Efficiency

The OEM of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) discovered that linear actuators used in the design of their AGVs were wearing out sooner than expected. Columbus McKinnon was able to replace the previous actuator with the Duff-Norton brand LT50-2-50 linear actuator, a long-lasting micro limit switch actuator.

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Brands Serving the Automotive Industry

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To help solve an ergonomic problem they were encountering on their assembly line, a large automotive OEM approached Columbus McKinnon’s Unified Industries and our Channel Partner for assistance. At the facility, employees working at the customer’s final assembly unload station were having difficulty moving the existing steel trussed overhead crane system – to the point that it even caused operator injury. Unified Industries products helped address this issue.

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Each year, Georg Fischer Automotive manufactures more than 35,000 tons of castings at its site in Herzogenburg, Austria. To help move materials throughout the facility, the company required a modern charging crane. This is where Austrian CraneSystems and STAHL CraneSystems teamed up to provide a fast, high-tech crane solution.

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