We recently caught up with Columbus Mckinnon at AWRF PIE about some of their new products and what makes them stand out among their competitors. Columbus Mckinnon is a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of material handling systems and services. We spoke with Rodney Riddles about the Bandit Ratchet lever hoists and the Hurricane 360.

The Bandit Ratchet hoist is unique in that it features a built-in RF ID chip standard and is the world’s first Hoisting Manufacturers Institute (HMI) certified lever hoist. The Hurricane 360 hoist boasts patented 360 degree rotating technology and is the world’s only manual chain hoist that can be operated in that method.

Columbus Mckinnon is also offering RF ID on a number of it’s products, including their shackles. What sets CM’s ID chip apart is that it comes pre-loaded with information including the manufacturer, the working load limit, as well as the certifications. Columbus Mckinnon also offers the only ratchet and lever load binders in the trucking industry that are 100% USA made, including the steel materials that comprise them.

Columbus Mckinnon has a rich 135 year tradition, and with their new products are sure to continue on with this legacy.