Columbus McKinnon Expands Line of Heavy-Duty Crane Hooks | Construction News

Columbus McKinnon Corp., Amherst, N.Y., has expanded its offerings by adding a new line of CM heavy-duty crane hooks designed to globally recognized DIN standards.

The rigging-equipment supplier's comprehensive line of attachments now includes heavy-duty crane hooks in both single and double configurations with capacities up to 1,250 metric tons (1,375 U.S. tons).

The offering is composed of standard forged hooks, hooks with extended shafts, custom-designed hooks, complete hook suspensions, and high-quality machined and unmachined products for a variety of industrial applications.

In January 2015, Columbus McKinnon acquired Stahlhammer Bommern GmbH (STB), a leading European manufacturer of lifting tools and forged parts designed to withstand heavy static and dynamic loads. Now available to the North American market under the name CM Heavy-Duty Crane Hooks, this offering combines Columbus McKinnon’s more than 140 years of material handling experience with STB's more than a century of rigging manufacturing expertise.

“When it comes to heavy-duty crane hooks, we bring something unique to the market, and we are excited to share these products with our customers,” said Steve Vitello, executive director of sales and sarketing, CMCO Hoist and Rigging – North America.

 The company says it uses a combination of open-die and drop forging, machining and tool-making capabilities, to turn pre-formed steel billets into finished, geometrically complex products. It can drop-forge shank hooks up to size 63 and ramshorn hooks up to size 125. Open-die forging provides shank and ramshorn hooks up to size 400.

For more information on CM Heavy-Duty Crane Hooks, contact tim.lewis@cmworks.com or by phone at 731-614-3728.