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Lodestar VS

Electric Chain Hoists

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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.

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.

CM HI-Techâ„¢ (HOIST INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY)

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.

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.

Real-Time Maintenance and Diagnostics

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.

LONG AND CHAIN SERVICE LIFE

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.

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.

IMPROVED SERVICEABILITY

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

QUIET OPERATION

80% reduction in sound pressure as compared to the classic Lodestar.

EASY ACCESS CONTROL PANEL

Finger-safe wiring and plug-and-play connectors on the Control Panel allow for easy access to the VFD.

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.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

The industry's best warranty against manufacturing and material defects.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Standard fabric chain container up to 20 ft. lift. Rigid hook suspension. Metric rated.

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.

Specifications

Product Number Capacity (lbs) Capacity (tons) Lift (ft) Headroom (in) Max Lifting Speed (ft/min) Control Voltage Motor Horsepower
LV01321A102MA 280 10 17.63 32 115 1/4
LV01321A103VA 280 10 17.63 32 115 1/4
LV01321B102MA 280 10 17.63 32 115 1/4
LV01321B103VA 280 10 17.63 32 115 1/4
LV01601A102MA 280 10 17.63 60 115 1/2
LV01601A103VA 280 10 17.63 60 115 1/2
LV01601B102MA 280 10 17.63 60 115 1/2
LV01601B103VA 280 10 17.63 60 115 1/2
LV02161A102MA 560 10 17.63 16 115 1/4
LV02161A103VA 560 10 17.63 16 115 1/4
LV02161B102MA 560 10 17.63 16 115 1/4
LV02161B103VA 560 10 17.63 16 115 1/4
LV02321A102MA 560 10 17.63 32 115 1/2
LV02321A103VA 560 10 17.63 32 115 1/2
LV02321B102MA 560 10 17.63 32 115 1/2
LV02321B103VA 560 10 17.63 32 115 1/2
LV05082A102MA 1,120 10 19.56 8 115 1/4
LV05082A103VA 1,120 10 19.56 8 115 1/4
LV05082B102MA 1,120 10 19.56 8 115 1/4
LV05082B103VA 1,120 10 19.56 8 115 1/4
LV05161A102MA 1,120 10 17.63 16 115 1/2
LV05161A103VA 1,120 10 17.63 16 115 1/2
LV05161B102MA 1,120 10 17.63 16 115 1/2
LV05161B103VA 1,120 10 17.63 16 115 1/2
LV10082A102MA 2,240 10 19.56 8 115 1/2
LV10082A103VA 2,240 10 19.56 8 115 1/2
LV10082B102MA 2,240 10 19.56 8 115 1/2
LV10082B103VA 2,240 10 19.56 8 115 1/2

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