Technologically advanced diagnostic solutions help ensure the safety and uptime of your equipment and processes.


Columbus McKinnon's diagnostic solutions enable the quick and easy programming, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of your entire system, from the controls to the gearbox. Advanced diagnostics provide critical information, such as positioning and motion, equipment status, and energy use, to keep your system and products functioning effectively.

Our diagnostic capabilities deliver this information in real-time, whether you're using a laptop, tablet or human-machine interface (HMI), to help you manage equipment 24/7 from any location. With diagnostics information available at your fingertips, you can address issues more quickly, reducing downtime, and better yet, prevent issues from occurring in the first place by utilizing predictive maintenance.

Intelli-Connect™ Diagnostics and Analytics

Intelli-Connect diagnostics and analytics enable quick and easy programming, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of overhead cranes and hoists. Using the Intelli-Connect Mobile App, you can access detailed information right from the plant floor. With diagnostic information available at your fingertips, you can address issues more quickly, plan maintenance, and ultimately reduce downtime.

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How to Use CM HI-Tech™ Hoist Interface Technology

The Lodestar VS and ShopStar VS variable speed electric chain hoists feature CM HI-Tech™ (Hoist Interface Technology) – one of the easiest to use computer interfaces on the market developed exclusively by Columbus McKinnon.

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Whether you have a single crane or multiple cranes in difficult-to-reach locations, IMPULSE· Link 5 Professional offers easy access for monitoring and diagnostics. System feedback allows maintenance to be planned to minimize downtime and maximize the efficiency of your Magnetek brand drives.

This 3-day seminar is the most comprehensive crane and hoist inspection training available anywhere and is applicable to all cranes and hoists regardless of manufacturer. Top-running and underhung cranes, monorails, electric, pneumatic, hand chain and lever hoists are discussed in detail.

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Drive Diagnostics Available at Your Fingertips

Utilizing intelligent diagnostic features means you are getting the maximum performance from Magnetek brand industry-leading AC and DC drives. Easily access run, alarm, and fault histories, drive parameters, and drive trending data. 


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