New CM Lodestar Electric Chain Hoist



Introducing the Next Generation of Lodestar

Columbus McKinnon Corporation presents the new Lodestar.

Made in the USA, the new Lodestar features:

  • Quieter operation
  • An environment friendly design
  • Easier access to key components
  • Higher duty cycles
  • Less maintenance
  • Enhanced safety features.

Available as individual units, in hoist/trolley combinations,
or as integral components of complete lifting
systems, the next generation of Lodestar takes lifting to
new heights for professionals in any industry.
With a history of unsurpassed performance and over
a million units sold, the next generation of Lodestar
continues this legacy.

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Classic Lodestar



Next Generation Lodestar

A GREAT HOIST

Classic Lodestar is shipped without chain container and suspension. These items must be ordered separately.


 

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A GREAT HOIST MADE COMPLETE

New Lodestar is shipped with suspension
and a fabric chain container as standard.


SERVICEABILITY: GOOD

Equipped with overload clutch located in the
transmission and in the load path. Complete tear down is required to replace the clutch.



 

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SERVICEABILITY: BETTER

Equipped with overload clutch (patent pending) located between the motor and liftwheel. It is outside the load path and is easy to access from the motor end of the hoist. Disassembly of the gearcase is no longer required.


AC ELECTRIC BRAKE: STANDARD

The AC electric brake is a proven design and has served the hoist well for over 50 years. However, the brake does contribute to a high operating noise when opened or closed during the lift.


 

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DC ELECTRIC BRAKE: STANDARD

This brake is robust and durable passing all rigourous testing both internal and external. The DC brake is very quiet and smooth during operation. AC electric brake and Double DC brake are options.


SERVICE & CHAIN LIFE

Equipped with a 4 pocket lift wheel
and stamped steel chain guides.




 

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LONGER SERVICE & CHAIN LIFE

Equipped with a 5 pocket lift wheel and stamped steel chain guides which have a corrosion resistant coating that protects as well as reduces operating noise. Lift wheel provides less chain vibration and improved chain wear.


QUIET OPERATION: 90 dB

4 pocket lift wheel, stamped steel chain guides, helical/spur gears and AC electric brake will produce an operating noise of approx. 90 dB for a Model L 1 ton.



 

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QUIETER OPERATION: 70 dB

5 pocket lift wheel, coated steel chain guides, all helical gearing and DC electric brake produces an operating noise of approx. 70 dB for a Model L 1 ton. Results in an 85% reduction in sound pressure as compared to the Classic Lodestar.


SINGLE CERTIFIED: US OR CSA

The Classic Lodestar is available in domestic models for the US and CSA certified models for Canada.



 

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DUAL CERTIFIED: CSA/US CERTIFIED - STANDARD

All models are dual certified. This rating will qualify as an NRTL mark for the hoist and there will no longer be separate models for the US and Canadian market.


MEETS H4 REQUIREMENTS

The Classic Lodestar is designed
to meet H4 duty cycles.


 

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EXCEEDS H4 REQUIREMENTS

The New Lodestar design is rated at H4 plus. It consistently exceeds the H4 duty rating of the Classic Lodestar models.



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LESS MAINTENANCE & EASIER INSPECTION

  • Heavy Duty DC Brake is designed for a long service life. 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.

IMPROVED SERVICEABILITY

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

LONGER SERVICE LIFE

  • Lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box and helical gearing ensures efficient operation. Heavy duty rated motors. Hoist workmanship backed by a lifetime warranty.

IMPROVED LOAD SAFETY

  • Clutch is located outside the load path which prevents slipping of the load in an overload condition when brake is not powered.

IMPROVED CHAIN LIFE

  • 5 Pocket Lift Wheel provides better chain and lift wheel engagement for smoother lifting and reduced vibration - which equates to less wear and a longer chain life.
  • Zinc plating to protect chain from environmental conditions.

EASY ACCESS CONTROL PANEL

  • With finger-safe wiring and plug and play connectors, the Control Panel allows for quick voltage change, access to terminal strips and simple fuse installation.

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.

QUIETER OPERATION

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