Advanced system solutions designed for when efficiency and safety are critical for driving smooth operation.
Columbus McKinnon's reliable hoisting and lifting equipment, conveyors, and advanced power and motion control technology can be found in nearly every process within the automotive industry. From production to distribution, we provide innovative technology to help increase productivity, safety, and uptime in your facility. Whether your primary objectives are to save money, improve safety, increase productivity, or simplify your processes, Columbus McKinnon can help you meet your goals.
With specialty features and capabilities, our products are designed for superior performance for even the most challenging applications and can be customized to meet your exact requirements. When you choose Columbus McKinnon, you can be assured you’re getting the most advanced, proven control technology available.
In the automotive industry, conveyors are particularly useful in accumulation, assembly automation, and part handling. Either fabric belted or modular belted, both types of conveyors increase efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure smooth operations. Learn more about all of Columbus McKinnon's automotive conveyance solutions.
Automotive automation technology ranges from a pre-programmed overhead crane repeatedly delivering transmissions to a set location in a facility to robotic arms installing windshields without the need for human assistance. Learn more about our automotive automation solutions.
The new Unified Industries brand ProPath™ Automated Workstation Crane combines industry-leading Enclosed Track Aluminum (ETA) Rail with semi- or fully automated “smart” material handling solutions in a unique package to increase the safety, productivity, and uptime of your facility.
Torque Tubes by Unified Industries are ideal for use in an automative environment requiring an assembler to torque bolts or support unbalanced loads. Learn how these Torque Tubes provide robust, uniform load positioning and control with an easy-to-use ergonomic design that reduces operator fatigue.
The OEM of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) discovered that linear actuators used in the design of their AGVs were wearing out sooner than expected. Columbus McKinnon was able to replace the previous actuator with the Duff-Norton brand LT50-2-50 linear actuator, a long-lasting micro limit switch actuator.
To help solve an ergonomic problem they were encountering on their assembly line, a large automotive OEM approached Columbus McKinnon’s Unified Industries and our Channel Partner for assistance. At the facility, employees working at the customer’s final assembly unload station were having difficulty moving the existing steel trussed overhead crane system – to the point that it even caused operator injury. Unified Industries products helped address this issue.
A North American bus manufacturer wanted to automate their new vehicle model assembly to increase productivity while maintaining high quality standards. In order to achieve the increased throughput that is required, the company decided to install two identical monorail systems. Each 3-carrier monorail system was designed to move vehicle parts from an assembly conveyor onto the vehicle body that is located on an on-ground conveyor system.