With the Lodestar® VS, Columbus McKinnon made this iconic hoist better than ever, combining the Lodestar's industry-leading design with the best-in-class features of Magnetek's premier variable frequency drives. Single and Three-Phase Power Supply Available.
Please Note: All Lodestar VS electric chain hoists have 24V control voltage as standard. For Lodestar VS hoists furnished with motorized trolley suspensions or for use in bridge applications, please contact our Special Applications Department @ SpecialApplications@cmworks.com to have a complete package quoted to include the required electronics for 115V control voltage out of the factory.
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.
Effortlessly customize each unit for any application with intuitive and easy-to-use programming software. Set speed, acceleration/deceleration rates, swift lift, limit switches, overload protection, and more. No programming experience necessary.
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.
Easily track operation and hours for preventative maintenance and failure diagnostics. View operation statistics and recent fault codes to allow for on-the-spot troubleshooting and easy determination of hoist maintenance needs.
Heavy-duty DC brake and motor are designed for a long service life. Lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box and helical gearing ensures better wear and smooth operation. 5-Pocket Lift Wheel provides excellent chain and lift wheel engagement for smoother lifting and reduced vibration. Zinc plating protects chain from environmental conditions.
Clutch is located outside the load path, preventing slipping of the load in an overload condition when the brake is not powered.
Easy access to the Clutch, Motor, Electrical Control Panel and Brake Assembly.
80% reduction in sound pressure as compared to the classic Lodestar.
Finger-safe wiring and plug-and-play connectors on the Control Panel allow for easy access to the VFD.
Lodestar exceeds H4 requirements. Engineered for high duty cycles and the toughest applications.
Lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box means no changing and disposing of hazardous oil. Documented RoHS compliance. Shipped in boxes made of recycled material.
The industry's best warranty against manufacturing and material defects.
Standard fabric chain container up to 20 ft. lift. Rigid hook suspension. Metric rated.
COMPACT, DURABLE PENDANT
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.