BUFFALO, NY – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Quick and easy access to critical hoist and crane performance information is critical to increasing uptime and improving productivity. Columbus McKinnon Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCO), a leading developer and manufacturer of intelligent motion solutions for materials handling, is expanding the capabilities of its Intelli-Connect ™ Mobile Diagnostics and Analytics app and today announced the launch of Intelli-Connect Mobile +. With Mobile +, customers benefit from all functions of Intelli-Connect Mobile as well as extended diagnostic and analysis functions. These features include continuous monitoring, trending data, event logging, and insight into the remaining life of a hoist.

“Intelli-Connect wirelessly delivers critical status information from a Magnetek® frequency converter on a crane or hoist to the Intelli-Connect Mobile and Mobile + apps,” says Dan Beilfuss, Director, Automation, Controls & Wire Rope Hoist Sales. “With this information via tablet or smartphone, customers can plan maintenance more effectively, reduce their mean recovery time and ultimately increase the uptime of their facility. This information is readily available without the hassle and downtime associated with physically accessing the hoist or drive on top of an overhead crane. ”

New functions available via Intelli-Connect Mobile +

With the improved Intelli-Connect Mobile + app, users can continuously monitor devices and track trends over a period of time – right from the shop floor. The app tracks long-term information and provides a comprehensive overview of a system by monitoring runs, errors, alarms and VFD status. This includes error codes, motor voltage, current, available lifespan of the hoist and more. If regulatory or operational standards apply to a crane, users can also create and track maintenance and inspection notices.

Other advantages of Intelli-Connect Mobile + include the ability to plan maintenance and inspections, predict repair or new purchase times, deploy service teams for quick repairs, and easily access manuals to quickly troubleshoot and resolve errors and alarms.

The Intelli-Connect Mobile App is available as a free download from Google Play or the Apple® App Store®. Users can upgrade to the Intelli-Connect Mobile + functionality via the app for a one-time fee.

The automation solutions from Columbus McKinnon are designed for user-friendliness, fast configuration and short lead times in order to get systems up and running quickly. For more information about the company’s automation solutions, call 800-288-8178 or visit www.columbusmckinnon.com/automation.

About Columbus McKinnon

Columbus McKinnon is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of intelligent movement solutions that move, lift, position and secure materials efficiently and ergonomically. Key products include hoists, crane components, precision conveyor systems, actuators, rigging tools, light rail workstations, and digital power and motion control systems. The company focuses on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality offered by its superior design and engineering expertise.

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