Columbus McKinnon Automation
Operational efficiency and streamlined production processes are critical to your business. Columbus McKinnon and its dedicated Automation Division works side by side with customers to leverage automation technology to solve the high-value problems that are important to their business. Want to learn more? Download our Automation Brochure to learn more about:
- Why you should automate
- Why you should partner with us
- Our automation solutions, application software, system components, and custom-engineered solutions
- Success stories from our Automation Division
Waste-to-Energy Bridge Crane Automation
Updated bridge cranes with semi-automated controls increased speed, reliability, and productivity, nearly doubling throughput from 200 to 400 tons of processed waste per day. All-new Magnetek-brand IMPULSE•VG+ and G+ Variable Frequency Drives and hoist motors were installed, as well as PLC interfaces to ensure continuous operation and maximum performance. View Case Study.
Hoover Dam Crane Control Modernization
The Hoover Dam Power Plant houses four 300-ton cranes that are used to move and maintain the 17 main vertical hydraulic turbines. Improving productivity, safety, and reliability, we supplied Magnetek-brand IMPULSE•VG+ and G+ Variable Frequency Drives and XLTX radio remote controls on each of the cranes. We also provided crane-to-crane communication for PLC assisted synchronized motion control on hoists, trolleys, and bridges. View Case Study.
Dredge Crane Project
Magnetek-brand IMPULSE•VG+ and G+ Variable Frequency Drives with Bucket Control Custom Software were paired with Blue Max® Motors to control the highest-producing dredge crane operating in North America. With the new system, the crane’s service life was extended from 20,000 hours to more from 20,000 hours to more than 200,000 hours. View Case Study.