CM unveils Tornado 360° lever operated hoist

18 January 2017

CM Tornado 360° from Columbus McKinnon Corporation

CM Tornado 360° from Columbus McKinnon Corporation

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, has launched the new CM Tornado 360° ratchet lever hoist featuring the Sidewinder lever handle.

Ergonomically designed for increased safety, the patent-pending CM Tornado 360° allows the operator to be more productive with significantly less effort compared to conventional ratchet lever tools, CM said.

Andre Schon, senior global product manager – manual hoist products, said, “To create the best ratchet lever hoist on the market, Columbus McKinnon started by asking a simple question: how do people use ratchet lever tools to perform their job?

“A global team of CMCO engineers and application specialists performed extensive research and customer interviews to engineer and build a first-in-class product that exceeds the ergonomic and performance expectations of our customers around the world.”

The CM Tornado’s Sidewinder lever handle has a 360 degree rotating lever and a fold-out revolving handle. Working together, these components are designed to allow the operator to take full advantage of 360 degree rotation working in a safe and ergonomic position. The design reduces repetitive wrist action experienced with traditional lever hoists and lets the operator work up to 12 times faster, CM said.

The Tornado’s double-reduction gearing and high-quality bearings decrease pull force by up to 30 percent, minimising operator fatigue as compared to using conventional ratchet lever tools, CM claimed.

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