Amherst, NY– Columbus McKinnon Corporation 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, says the company. 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.
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