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Columbus McKinnon now offers Expanded Options for
Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ Wire Rope Hoists


Engineered by Columbus McKinnon for the next generation of crane performance

Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ Wire Rope Hoists Expanded Options, Lifting Capacity Range, and Intelligent Solutions with Magnetek Adjustable Frequency Drives

2018

Yale YK Wire Rope Hoists

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of motion control products, technologies, and services for material handling, now offers expanded electrical and mechanical options and a wider range of lifting capacities for their Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ electric wire rope hoists. Assembled in Wadesboro, North Carolina, with German-made components, the Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK hoists, available for the U.S. market, are offered in a compact, easy-to-maintain design with industry-leading technology and safety features.

An increased range of lifting capacities is available for the Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK monorail units from one to 30 tons in five frame sizes with 16 load capacity variants. Additional options for further system customization include trolley travel limit switch, towing arm, patented track wheels, and Magnetek variable frequency drives for trolley motion. Safety features, including a block-operated limit switch, adjustable geared limit switch, motor temperature control, and overload protection, are standard. Popular Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK hoist configurations, as well as crane kits, are available for two-day shipping as part of the Flex-48 Quick Ship Program for the Company’s U.S. partners.

Shaw-box Sk wire rope hoists

Newly available Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK crane kits consolidate all the essential crane components into a plug-and-play system for capacities up to 15 tons. The crane kits include the hoist and trolley, end trucks, festoon, pendant, and bridge panels with Magnetek variable frequency drives. Optional travel limit switch, patented track wheels, towing arm, and Magnetek variable frequency drives for trolley motion are available. Columbus McKinnon’s crane kits are precisely designed to consolidate ordering requirements and reduce build time.

“The expansion of our Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK wire rope hoist portfolio now allows our Channel Partners to more effectively fulfill a wider range of lifting needs, including special applications requiring higher levels of safety and performance,” said Carlos Bassa, North America product manager, wire rope hoists. “We are able to match components to provide the optimal lifting solution, ensuring fast and easy on-site assembly.”

Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK are available on Compass™, Columbus McKinnon’s online product configurator. Compass provides the Company’s U.S. partners with detailed technical data and documentation for a formal quotation package, simplifying the configuration and order process.

Intelligent Solutions with Magnetek Adjustable Frequency Drives

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of motion control products, technologies, and services for material handling, is now offering additional Magnetek IMPULSE® adjustable frequency drives for multiple motions on its Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ electric wire rope hoists, available for the U.S. market. Combining Magnetek’s adjustable frequency drives with Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK monorail units creates a one-of-a-kind, intelligent solution for lifting applications.

Magnetek, a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbus McKinnon, specially designed the IMPULSE series of adjustable frequency drives with a complete package of crane-specific capabilities far beyond general purpose drive functionality. Magnetek’s IMPULSE adjustable frequency drives are smart solutions that can continuously monitor many environmental and functional components on a crane, such as motor temperature, end of travel and slow down limits, brake functionality, motor speed, and more. Continuous system monitoring reduces the potential for failures, minimizes downtime, and provides additional safety.

For the Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK trolley motion, the IMPULSE®·G+ Mini adjustable frequency drive expands speed adjustments, improves load control, offers high duty cycles, and increases hoist life. The IMPULSE·G+ Mini offers a compact design with standard programming for basic applications or advanced programming for high-performance environments. The IMPULSE®·VG+ Series 4 adjustable frequency drive paired with a continuous duty hoist motor provides reliable, user-friendly control and industry-leading features to keep operators working safely. Both the IMPULSE·G+ Mini and IMPULSE·VG+ Series 4 drives are available on Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK monorail configurations up to 15 tons, as well as crane kit configurations up to 15 tons. Columbus McKinnon’s U.S. Channel Partners can configure and quote Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK on Compass™, the Company’s online product configurator.

Standard hoist motion features include Encoder Feedback for safe load control, Dynamic Braking to reduce brake pad wear and tear, Torque Proving at Start and Brake Check at Stop for added safety, Load Float™ to increase hoist lift response time, Short Circuit Protection to assist with failure prevention, and Phase Loss Detection to maintain safe hoist states. Additional features for hoist motion can be configured by users, such as Load Check II™, Programmable Limit Switches, Ultra-Lift™, Anti-Shock, Slack Cable Detection, and Micro-Speed™.

“Integrating Magnetek adjustable frequency drives into the Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK allows us to provide a more complete crane solution to our Channel Partners,” said Carlos Bassa, North America product manager, wire rope hoists. “IMPULSE adjustable frequency drives offer smart safety and performance features that improve the efficiency, reliability, and productivity of Columbus McKinnon’s wire rope hoists.”

More about Columbus McKinnon

Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies, systems and services that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, rigging tools, light rail work stations, and digital power and motion control systems. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how.

To learn more about the Yale YK, Shaw-Box SK, or any of the company’s crane solutions products, call Columbus McKinnon Channel Services at 800-888-0985 or visit www.cmworks.com. For additional information about Magnetek’s IMPULSE adjustable frequency drives, visit www.magnetek.com.

 

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