Columbus McKinnon Expands Unified Industries Brand Enclosed Track Aluminum Rail Offering

New ETA-3 Series Rail Provides Versatility and Improved Ergonomics for Light-Duty Applications

Automotive Industry | Aerospace | Manufacturing | Crane Systems | By Columbus McKinnon Corporation | Feb 27, 2020

GETZVILLE, N.Y., February 27, 2020 – To help improve ergonomics and equipment safety for lifting applications, Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer and manufacturer of motion control products, technologies, and services for material handling, has expanded its family of Unified Industries brand Enclosed Track Aluminum (ETA) Rail Profiles. Joining the existing product portfolio, the new ETA-3 Series is a flexible solution for light-duty applications.

 “ETA-3 is ideal for any light-duty application in our customers’ facilities,” said Tony Alessi, product manager for the Unified Industries brand. “This means that ETA-3 rails can be used in a variety of configurations, including as tool rail for weld guns, light fixtures, weld curtains, spring balancers, and work benches, or as a side-by-side rail to carry additional equipment on a crane.”

Designed to reduce strain and fatigue, ETA-3 rails provide ease of movement with a lightweight aluminum trolley body, precision bearing load wheels, self-lubricating bronze bushings, dual bearing guide rollers, and integrated rubber bumpers. This new profile can also be attached to the mainline rail system as a festoon rail. This allows festooning trolleys and filter, regulator, and lubrication (FRL) equipment to move on a separate rail, helping to extend bridge and runway distances. ETA-3 rails are an ideal choice for automotive, aerospace, and heavy manufacturing applications.

ETA-3 has a maximum capacity of 442 lbs., with lengths up to 25 feet, and is extruded from high-grade 6005-T5 aluminum. For more information about the Unified Industries brand ETA-3 Series Rail, visit  To learn more about all of Columbus McKinnon’s products, call Columbus McKinnon Channel Services at 800-888-0985 or visit

About Columbus McKinnon
Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products and technologies, automated 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. Unified Industries is a brand of Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

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Columbus McKinnon Corporation