Columbus McKinnon Blog

Shackle Inspection Checklist: Six Items to Inspect Before Use

Posted by Henry Brozyna on

Improper use or care of shackles can result in serious accidents that not only injure employees but damage property as well. To avoid this, shackle inspection is critical. In accordance with ASME B30.26, shackles should be visually inspected before every use. If any of these six conditions are apparent during shackle inspection, the shackle should be …

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Pfaff Rail Systems Help Maintain London Underground Tube Trains

Posted by Christie Lagowski on

At Ealing Common Depot, a railway service workshop of the London Underground, the tube subway trains used on the District Line will now be maintained with the aid of a lifting system from Pfaff Verkehrstechnik GmbH located in Kissing, Germany. On account of its futuristic design, the maintenance staff has nicknamed the versatile and unique system the “Transformer.” The …

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Going to USITT? Stop by and Visit Columbus McKinnon

Posted by Gisela Clark on

The 57th annual USITT Show kicks off next week. The USITT show is the largest full production trade show in America, featuring 200 exhibitors and special exhibits from around the industry. USITT is the leader in life-long learning opportunities for the entertainment design and technology industry. The conference focuses on various workshops that help educate attendees on several aspects of …

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Columbus McKinnon Holds Hoist Workshops in Russia

Posted by Gisela Clark on

To showcase Columbus McKinnon and its products for the entertainment industry, the company presented two hoist workshops in Russia last year. Held at the Global Show Trade (Coda Audio) in Moscow, the first workshop was on January 20 and the second on May 12. 

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Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by Gisela Clark on

As we look back at 2016 and are busy planning for 2017, it’s interesting to see which of our blog topics were the most popular with our readers last year. With all of our blog posts, we look to provide you with valuable information to help keep you safe and make your job easier. We …

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