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ProPath™ Automated Workstation Crane

Automated Systems


The revolutionary ProPath combines ETA Rail with semi- or fully automated solutions in a unique package to increase safety, productivity, and uptime.

Features & Benefits

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.

The ProPath™ System combines our industry-leading Enclosed Track Aluminum (ETA) Rail with semi or fully automated “smart” material handling solutions to increase the safety, productivity, and uptime of your facility.
The system is unique to the industry, packaging high-quality hardware with innovative software to maximize performance and safety.

Two uniquely designed automation configurations are available for varying levels of control, which can include wireless communication, positioning components, and diagnostics and reporting structures for efficient, precise operation.

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Semi-Automated Configuration

In its semi-automated configuraton, also known as auto-dispath, the ProPath System enables automated movement, while also utilizing human assistance for precise actions.

This allows multiple areas to share a single crane and finished product to travel through one, all, or a combination of work locations.

Operator Assisted Control

  • Automated Movement with Human Initial Commands
  • Automatic Material Flow to Maximize Productivity
  • Obstruction Detection for Equipment and Operator Safety
  • Configurable No-Fly Zones Available to Limit Risk of Collisions
ProPath PDP Page Graphic and No Fly Zone-4

Fully Automated Configuration

The fully automated ProPath System delivers intelligence. Accurate, repeatable processes provide enhanced process flow, reduced idle time, consistent operation, and improved cycle times for increased productivity.

Setting the standard in full automation, we are dedicated to maximizing the performance of each ProPath Automated Work Station Crane.

Programmed Control

  • No Human Assistance Required Beyond Setup
  • Continuous Diagnostics and Analytics
  • Planned Rather Than Preventative Maintenance
  • Repeatable Machinery Movement to Reduce Collisions
  • Efficient, Effective Manufacturing Processes
Fully Automated Configurable 889 x 1140
Standard IMPULSE•G+ Mini Drive Features

Safe Operating Windows™

Reduce the possibility of programming unsafe parameters.

Motor Thermal Overload Protection

Reduce the possibility of motor damage.

X-Press Programming™

Allows programming for initial setup within seconds.

Quick Stop™

Reduces the possibility of crane collision.


Allows overspeeding with light loads or empty hook.

Reverse Plug Simulation™

Allows operators to smoothly and quickly stop and change directions without setting the brake.


Non-traditional auto-tuning for performance demanding applications.

UL Recognized Electronic Thermal Overload



  • Interlocks
  • Dry Contacts
  • Ethernet Protocol


  • Barcode Readers
  • Laser Measurement
  • String Encoders


  • Remotely Mounted E-Stops
  • Configurable No-Fly Zones
  • Light Curtains
  • Safety Mats
  • Door Mounted Safety Switches
  • Compliance with Safety Categories 1-4 (Customer Specified)


  • CM® Powered Chain Hoists
  • Yale®, Shawbox®, or STAH CraneSystems Wire Rope Hoists
  • Z-Servos
  • Vertical Reaction Lifters
  • Articulating Arms
  • End Tooling

Contol Panels

  • External/Internal Dynamic Braking Resistors
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Remote Door Keypad
  • Finger-Safe Guarding
  • Weight Verification System
  • Preventative Maintenance Predictor
  • DataLogger Keypad for Data Collection

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Why Automate? Discover The Benefits Automation Delivers

Operational efficiency and streamlined production processes are critical to your business. Columbus McKinnon and its dedicated Automation Division works side by side with customers to leverage automation technology to solve the high-value problems that are important to their business. We’ll partner with you every step of the way, from project evaluation to aftermarket support, to ensure your application needs are met – every time. Want to learn more? Download our Automation Brochure to learn more.

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