Yale adds double girder hoists
By Alex Dahm04 March 2019
Columbus McKinnon Corporation now offers standalone double girder models as part of its Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK wire rope hoist product family.
Complete with a low-headroom trolley, the Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK wire rope hoists in monorail and double girder models, and available for lifting capacities up to 30 tonnes, are said to be ideal for applications with limited space.
Double girder hoists provide added stability for the production and transportation of heavy loads and enable more frequent operation. Other benefits are increased hook height and improved headroom dimensions, as well as wider crane span capabilities.
Thomas Kraus, global product manager, wire rope hoists, said, “Our standalone double girder Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK hoists are strong and durable with a flexible design. With the addition of the double girder model to Columbus McKinnon’s wire rope hoist product portfolio, we are able to provide high-quality crane solutions for a wider variety of applications and industries.”
Columbus McKinnon is also extending the lifting capacity range of Magnetek Impulse·G+ Mini variable frequency drives used with Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK. For trolley motion, the Impulse·G+ Mini is available with both monorail and double girder models for capacities up to 30 tonnes. It is a compact, low horsepower crane control that enables easy monitoring and adjustment of hoist performance, CM said. For hoist motion, the Impulse·VG+ Series 4 drives are available for monorail and double girder models up to 15 tonnes capacity.