New Columbus McKinnon RFID Technology Helps Simplify Inventory & Inspection Processes

 New Columbus McKinnon RFID Technology Helps Simplify Inventory & Inspection
                                  Processes

CM Smart ID™ RFID now available on CM Bandit hoists and CM shackles

PR Newswire

AMHERST, N.Y., March 26, 2014

AMHERST, N.Y., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Columbus McKinnon Corporation
(NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material
handling products, introduces CM Smart ID™ radio frequency identification
(RFID) technology on hoists and rigging products. CM Smart ID™ is available
standard on all CM Bandit ratchet lever hoists for the U.S. market – making it
the world's first HMI-Certified ratchet lever hoist with RFID technology. It
will also be offered as an option on select CM shackles as small as 1/2".

Columbus McKinnon introduces CM Smart ID™ radio frequency identification
(RFID) technology on hoists and rigging products. CM Smart ID is available
standard on all CM Bandit ratchet lever hoists for the U.S. market – making it
the world’s first HMI-Certified ratchet lever hoist with RFID technology. It
will also be offered as an option on select CM shackles as small as 1/2”. When
integrated with a complete inventory and inspection management system, CM
Smart ID can enable: faster inventory tracking and serialization; more
efficient safety inspections; and improved inventory and inspection data
accuracy.

When integrated with a complete inventory and inspection management system, CM
Smart ID™ can enable: faster inventory tracking and serialization; more
efficient safety inspections; and improved inventory and inspection data
accuracy.

Simple. Scalable. Accessible.
CM Smart ID™ is a simple, scalable and easily accessible RFID option developed
through a partnership with InfoChip, one of the leading suppliers of RFID in
the industry. What makes CM Smart ID™ unique is that, before the product
leaves the factory, we associate each chip with detailed product information
that is uploaded and stored on the CM Smart ID™ Cloud. This allows for easy
access to the information by anyone, anywhere, at any time. It also gives us
the ability to add or update product and service information after the product
leaves the factory.

"CM Smart ID™ is versatile and easy-to-use," said Tim Lewis, Product Manager
Rigging Products and Manual Hoists. "With InfoChip technology, we ensured our
chips were durable and reliable in even the harshest environments and that our
pre-associated product information could be easily accessed for free by
customers, whether they're in the office or out in the field."

The initial introduction of CM Smart ID™ includes the CM Bandit and select CM
shackles. We intend to add CM Smart ID™ technology on other hoists and rigging
tools in the near future. 

For more information on CM Smart ID™, visit our website or contact CMCO
customer service at 1-800-888-0985.

About Columbus McKinnon
Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer
of material handling products, systems and services, which efficiently and
ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include
hoists, cranes, actuators and rigging tools. The Company is focused on
commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality
provided by its superior design and engineering know-how. Comprehensive
information on Columbus McKinnon is available on its website at
http://www.cmworks.com

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SOURCE Columbus McKinnon Corporation

Website: HTTP://www.cmworks.com
Contact: Christie Lagowski, Communications Specialist, Columbus McKinnon
Corporation, 716-689-5648, christie.lagowski@cmworks.com
 
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