Innovative Engineering Designed for You
To create the best ratchet lever hoist on the market, Columbus McKinnon started with a fundamental question – how do people use ratchet lever tools to perform their jobs?
To answer that question, a global team of CMCO engineers and application specialists worked with the Institute for Product Innovation at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, to perform an in-depth ergonomic study. Research included more than 200 voice-of-customer interviews across 10 countries, as well as numerous on-site evaluations of real-life applications for traditional lever tools.
The study revealed that lever hoists are more often used for pulling and securing than they are for lifting. And, in many applications, proper, safe and ergonomic use is not possible.
Using the data collected, Columbus McKinnon engineered and built a first-in-class product that exceeds the ergonomic and performance expectations of our customers around the world. The result is not simply the best, but rather one of the most innovative and safest ratchet lever hoists in the world – the CM Tornado 360,°™ featuring the revolutionary Sidewinder™ lever handle.