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CM BatteryStar Hoist

Battery-Powered Chain Hoist

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The CM® BatteryStar™ Battery Powered Chain hoist is built with industry-leading technology from Columbus McKinnon and Milwaukee Tool®. Designed for portability and easy installation, the BatteryStar can have you lifting in minutes – simply attach the hoist to an anchor point, slide in a battery, and you’re ready to go! Powered by an M18™ Red Lithium Battery from Milwaukee Tool®, the BatteryStar is built for heavy-duty lifting and uses the same M18™ battery you may already have on your job site for added convenience.

Capacity: 1 metric ton

Lift: 20 ft. standard. Optional lifts to 60 ft

Lift Speed: 8 feet per minute

Available late summer.

Features and Benefits

The Future of Lifting

Where Strength Meets Portability

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Did you know the CM BatteryStar can help increase operator efficiency as much as 4x compared to using a manual hoist? Watch the BatteryStar go head to head against a hand chain hoist and see the increased efficiency for yourself.

Features and Benefits

  • Operates on battery power, specifically a Milwaukee Tool® brand M18™ battery, making it ideal for temporary applications or areas of a facility or job site where electricity is unavailable or difficult to reach.
  • Provides lifting speeds up to 8 FPM, helping increase operator efficiency as much as 4x compared to using a manual hoist. Hoist also helps reduce operator effort and fatigue as compared to using a lever or hand chain hoist.
  • Hoist can be used in either typical mounting orientation with the hoist body attached to the anchor point or inverted.
  • Inverted operation eliminates the need to carry the weight of the
    hoist up to the anchor point. Just carry the hook up to the anchor
    point and let the hoist lift itself and the load up.
  • Weighing less than 50 lbs. when 20 feet of chain is included, the BatteryStar is compact and lightweight for easy portability within a facility or to a job site.
  • Optional road/carrying cases available. Contact us for details.
  • With a patent-pending design, the mechanical brake automatically applies itself when lowering the load, providing controlled descent and positioning.
  • Brake inspection windows on the top and bottom of the hoist allow operators to easily check brake wear, helping to facilitate preventative maintenance.
  • Electronic clutch and secondary mechanical clutch provide dual protection from hoist overload.
  • Integrated limit switch for the highest and lowest hook position considerably extends the service life of the slip clutch, motor, and gearbox.
  • Electronics are IP55 rated.
  • Rugged composite hoist cover designed for durability in rough conditions.
  • Brushless DC motor for extended hoist life.
  • Zinc-plated load chain for protection against corrosion.

Safe, Remote Operation

  • Remote buttons allow for true variable speed – the further you push the button, the faster the lifting speed. This allows the operator to precisely position the load.
  • Wireless remote keeps the operator safe and away from the load,
    allowing for operation from over 60 ft. away from the hoist.
  • Remote features built-in intelligence, alerting the operator with light-up icons if the hoist is overcapacity, low battery, or hoist inspection is due.* See image to the left.
  • Rugged and durable, the remote is IP55 rated and can stand up to the harsh conditions of any worksite.
  • Remote is easy to connect. Features a light to show that connection is in progress, and the hoist makes an audible sound when connection is complete.
  • Standard stop button easily disables the remote.
  • Remote includes a lanyard to prevent the operator from dropping
    it during operation and a belt clip for easy portability.
  • RF-certified.
BatteryStar Safe Remote Operation

Trusted, High-Quality Battery

Supplied battery is fully compatible with more than 250
Milwaukee Tool® products utilizing M18™ batteries for added
convenience on the job site.

  • Unique patented designs protect every REDLITHIUM™ Battery,
    safeguarding your investment through drops, weather
    exposure, and harsh environments.
  • Hoist includes Milwaukee Tool® ONE-KEY™* that allows you to:
    • Connect your hoist and other smart tools to your job site for
      easy asset management and tracking.
    • Access to equipment information from your computer or
      smartphone with an easy-to-use app and interface.
    • Inspection interval feature to set reminders and store
      records of hoist inspections.
BatteryStar trusted battery
  • Lightweight and portable, the BatteryStar can be easily attached to an anchor point, then you’re ready to lift. No cords or power is required.
  • Simply snap a charged battery into place, and the hoist is ready to operate.
  • Hoist offers true variable speed, allowing for precise lifting in any application.
  • 5-year hoist warranty from Columbus McKinnon. 3-year battery warranty from Milwaukee Tool®.
  •  FEM 1Cm rated. Third-party certified to UL and CSA requirements.
  • Chain bag provided as standard.