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Magnetek Brand Tandem Crane Radio Remote Control Systems Offer Enhanced Efficiency

GETZVILLE, N.Y., December 5, 2019 –
Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer and manufacturer of motion control products, technologies, and services for material handling, today announced the availability of new CE compliant Magnetek® brand Tandem Crane Radio Remote Control Systems for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). This easily programmed radio remote control system is the ideal solution for applications requiring two crane systems to operate in conjunction with one another.

“We combined superior performance with ease of use into this cost-effective package that is unique in the marketplace,” said Norm Davis, product manager for radio controls. “Incorporating advanced, reliable, two-way communication that informs operators of system status, Tandem Crane Control Systems help improve facility safety and efficiency.”

Compliant with EN15011 and EN7121 standards, the Tandem Crane Radio Remote Control System enables self-adjusting movement, improves safety for the operator and work environment, and minimizes downtime. A single user can easily control two cranes with the Tandem Crane Control System. Crane movements are safely operated with one transmitter, reducing the need for a second operator. When a fault is detected, the system halts motion on both cranes to prevent separation of tandem crane motion that could result in equipment damage or operator injury. Once the fault has been cleared, safe operation can resume. 

The IP66-rated Flex VUE® transmitter, included with the system, offers two-way communication and an LCD screen that displays at-a-glance status and diagnostic information, such as battery life, signal strength, and important warning signals. Easy-to-access system status information eliminates the need for in-depth inspection and enables planned maintenance to minimize downtime. Radio Control Programmer (RCP) software is also available, which allows for simple transmitter and receiver programming. RCP assists with customization of key parameters such as RF channel and access codes, along with real-time status and diagnostics information shown on the transmitter display, to best fit application needs.

For more information about the Magnetek brand Tandem Crane Control Systems, visit www.magnetekmh.com. To learn more about all of Columbus McKinnon’s crane solutions products, call Columbus McKinnon Channel Services at 800-888-0985 or visit www.cmworks.com.

About Columbus McKinnon
Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies, systems and services that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, crane components, actuators, rigging tools, light rail work stations, and digital power and motion control systems. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how. Magnetek is a brand of Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

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