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Training


At Columbus McKinnon, we are committed to promoting safe
and efficient use of overhead cranes and rigging equipment.
Our professionally developed courses consist of classroom
and hands-on training, highlighting safe rigging, maintenance
and lifting. Students will learn proper care, inspection and application
of all types of cranes and lifting equipment.

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Below are recordings of our popular Free Webinar Series:
Safety Webinar: 10 Frequently Asked Questions During our CM-ET Motor Schools
Hoisting and Tensioning with Lever Tools during Elevator Maintenance
May 2016 . In this webinar we will show you how to properly use a lever hoist when changing out wire ropes on elevators.
Safety Webinar: 10 Frequently Asked Questions During our CM-ET Motor Schools
ASME Safety Standards Top 10 FAQs
April 2016 . This webinar will be a review of our most frequently asked questions about ASME safety standards applicable to overhead cranes and hoists. These standards are often misunderstood, so we will clarify the many details and provide professional insight into when they apply to your material handling equipment.
Safety Webinar: 10 Frequently Asked Questions During our CM-ET Motor Schools
The Forging Process: Manufacturing Heavy-Duty Hooks for Lifting Applications
November 2015 . In this webinar, we will cover the process used to forge heavy-duty lifting hooks, including bar heating, preforming, forging, cleaning and die testing. We will also provide an overview of DIN and ASME requirements regarding design and related applications.
Safety Webinar: 10 Frequently Asked Questions During our CM-ET Motor Schools
Safety Webinar: 10 Frequently Asked Questions During our CM-ET Motor Schools
October 2015 . Whether you’re a 20-year veteran in the entertainment industry or a rookie rigger, there’s always something to learn about the use, inspection and safety precautions involved in entertainment lifting applications. In this webinar, we review some of the most frequently asked questions during our CM-ET Motor Schools, ranging from lifting speeds and sling use to inspections and fall protection plans.
Understanding Hoist Control Circuits
Understanding Hoist Control Circuits
September 2015. Understanding how hoist control circuits work is an important part of hoist maintenance and operation. In this webinar, we will review common electrical components found in hoists, discuss elements of the control circuit and walk through methods to troubleshoot common issues.
Maintaining Your Hoist's Motor: Common Issues & Troubleshooting Techniques
Maintaining Your Hoist's Motor: Common Issues & Troubleshooting Techniques
August 2015. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of hoist motor operation, including both single-speed and 2-speed models. We will also explain the 3-4 most common hoist motor problems and basic troubleshooting (metering) techniques to identify and solve the issue.
RFID: Simplifying Rigging Hardware Inspection and Tracking
RFID: Simplifying Rigging Hardware Inspection and Tracking
July 2015. Whether you're working in a warehouse or on a construction site, multiple rigging products are often in use. This makes it difficult to keep track of inventory and know when products are due for inspection.

In this webinar, we will explain what radio frequency identification technology (RFID) is and how it can simplify your inventory and inspection management processes.
Wire Rope Inspection & Maintenance for Your Underhung Hoist
How to Properly Calculate Tensions & Reach to Size Your Chain Slings
June 2015. Do you frequently use chain slings to lift or position loads? In this webinar, we will show you how to properly size chain slings based on tension and reach. We will also share a few case study examples to show how this applies in various applications and environments.
Wire Rope Inspection & Maintenance for Your Underhung Hoist
Identifying Tracking Problems with Cranes
May 2015. Assessing overhead crane tracking is an important part of crane safety. In this webinar, we will cover what an overhead crane rail assessment is and how it should be completed. We will also share specifications from the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) and review some common tracking issues.
Wire Rope Inspection & Maintenance for Your Underhung Hoist
Understanding Electric Holding Brakes for Hoists
April 2015. Ensuring the brakes on your hoists are in working order is an important part of keeping hoist operators safe. In this webinar you will learn about different types of electric holding brakes, including AC and DC brakes, and how they work. We will also walk through an example of how to inspect and set electric holding brakes on our well-known Shaw-Box 700 Series wire rope hoist.
Wire Rope Inspection & Maintenance for Your Underhung Hoist
Wire Rope Inspection & Maintenance for Your Underhung Hoist
March 2015. To help ensure the safety of your operator and the integrity of your overhead crane system, it is essential that you keep a well-planned inspection and maintenance program for wire rope hoists. This webinar will cover the basics of:
  • Wire Rope Construction
  • Inspection Criteria for Wire Rope
  • Proper Lubrication of Wire Rope
Answers to your Top Seven Crane & Hoist Questions
Variable Frequency Drives: Why have them in your hoist and how do they work?
February 2015. This webinar covers the many features and benefits of variable frequency drives used in hoists, as well as:
  • How they work
  • Basic programming and troubleshooting features
  • An overview of the types of frequency drives and their applications
Answers to your Top Seven Crane & Hoist Questions
Hoist Chain lubrication - Why is it so important?
January 2015. One of the most important and often overlooked hoist maintenance is proper chain lubrication. You won't want to miss this very important seminar in which we will cover:
  • Effects on chain, lift wheels and chain guides from no or poor lubrication.
  • What types of lubricant to use for food grade, normal and dusty conditions.
  • How to properly lubricate a chain hoist.
 
Answers to your Top Seven Crane & Hoist Questions
Answers to your Top Seven Crane & Hoist Questions.
November 2014. Proper Inspection of overhead cranes and hoists is important. We will be discussing the most common concerns, myths and misconceptions our team has encountered from crane technicians.
 
 
 
 
Using Hand-Chain Operated Hoists (Chainfalls) at an Angle
Using Hand-Chain Operated Hoists (Chainfalls) at an Angle.
October 2014. Chainfalls are mainly used for lifting materials straight up and down, but have you ever considered using them for rigging, tensioning or drifting a load at an angle? In this webinar, we will discuss ways in which chainfalls can be safely used for these types of applications and the advantages they can provide.
 
Why Use Air Hoists? Know the Advantages.
Why Use Air Hoists? Know the Advantages.
September 2014. In this webinar, we will show you the inside of an air hoist motor and teach you how to properly size and connect your air system so your hoist will run with minimal maintenance.
 
 
 
 
Determining the Center of Gravity
Determining the Center of Gravity
August 2014. What is the Center of Gravity of an object? It is one of the most import aspects of rigging. We will show you various types of lifts/pulls and how to determine your center of gravity.
  • What is the Center of Gravity
  • How to calculate it
  • How to rig properly to it.
 
How to Select & Install Trolleys for Manual & Powered Hoists
Hoist Pre-Operational Safety Inspection
July 2014. This webinar will cover what hoist & overhead crane operators should do at the start of every shift before operating a hoist or crane.
 
How to Select & Install Trolleys for Manual & Powered Hoists
How To Use Plate Clamps Safely
June 2014. In this webinar, we will cover the safe use and inspection of Plate Clamps for lifting structural plates and profiles.
 
How to Select & Install Trolleys for Manual & Powered Hoists
Dispelling the Top 10 Myths about Entertainment Motors
May 2014. In this webinar we confirm and bust the top 10 myths about entertainment motors on topics including load chain lubrication, motor lifting speeds, reverse phasing and more.
 
How to Select & Install Trolleys for Manual & Powered Hoists
How to Select & Install Trolleys for Manual & Powered Hoists
April 2014. In this webinar we describe how to select & install Trolleys for Manual & Powered Hoists.
 
Overhead Crane and Safety Training Audit for Managers, Supervisors and Safety Professionals
Understanding the Difference Between Explosion-Proof & Spark-Resistant Hoists
March 2014. In this webinar we review the differences between hoists with explosion proof vs. spark-resistant features and identify the regulations, classifications and environments for which these hoists are designed.
 
Overhead Crane and Safety Training Audit for Managers, Supervisors and Safety Professionals
Overhead Crane and Safety Training Audit for Managers, Supervisors and Safety Professionals
February 2014. This webinar will help you ensure your Hoist, Crane and Rigging operations comply with the latest OSHA and industrial safety standards. We will explain how to determine what training your team requires and give an overview of the types of inspections and audits that are required.
 
Hoist Chain Inspection and Maintenance
Hoist Chain Inspection and Maintenance
November 2013. Learn all about hoist chain and how to properly inspect and maintain it.
 
How to Choose the Right Hoist for Your Application
How to Choose the Right Hoist for Your Application
October 2013. Learn why you should choose a chain hoist vs. a wire rope hoist, the difference in duty cycles and how to select the right hoist for your application.
 
CM Cyclone & 640 Puller
CM Cyclone & 640 Puller
September 2013. This webinar will teach you how a Load Limiter™ works, how to set the Load Limiter™ in a CM Cyclone and how to retrofit a Load Limiter™ in a CM 640 Puller.
 
CM Hurricane 360 & Short Handle Puller
CM Hurricane 360 & Short Handle Puller
August 2013. This webinar teaches you how to identify the parts of a hoist load brake and how it works.
 
Rigging Part 3: Rigging with Lever Tools
July 2013. Learn how to properly inspect, select and use shackles.
 
Rigging Part 2: Proper Use of Shackles
June 2013. Learn how to properly inspect, select and use shackles.
 
Rigging Part 1: Chain Sling Inspection
May 2013. Learn the requirements of OSHA regulations and ASME guidelines for proper inspection of alloy chain slings.
 
Manual Hoist Inspection
Manual Hoist Inspection
April 2013. This webinar will build on your knowledge of ASME/OSHA standards & specifications, review how a hoist operates and will cover proper inspection & load testing.
 
CM-ET Online Classroom Tour
March 2013. Take a guided tour of our new online classroom and see how to get trained without ever leaving home.
 
Load Securement
February 2013. Discussion on safety and load securement topics
like lateral forces, securing devices and tiedowns.

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CMCO Chain and Wire Rope Hoist Technician Certification
Getzville, NY
Dec 12, 2016
CMCO Chain Hoist Technician Certification
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Dec 13 - 15, 2016
Overhead Crane & Hoist Inspection Certification
Houston, TX
Dec 20 - 22, 2016
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