CM Lodestar VS: What is Driving Your Electric Chain Hoist?

April 18, 2024 at 5:00 AM
by T&M Cranes
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Reasons T&M Cranes recommends a CM Lodestar VS when you need variable speed control:

Unsurpassed VFD Perfomance

The single greatest benefit of a variable frequency drive is that it cuts down on brake wear. Once the button that controls the forward or reverse motion is released, the VFD controls the deceleration of the hoist and slows and stops the hoist in a controlled manner. On a hoist without VFD, the stops and starts are much more abrupt causing brake wear.

The Lodestar VS features the Magnetek IMPULSE® •G+ Mini-- which will give you unsurpassed VFD performance as well as user-friendly controls, and safety features.


Brake location allows for quick access and easy inspection. Lifetime grease-lubricated Gear Box means no oil change out is required. Precision gears provide better wear and longer life. Clutch located outside the Gear Box allows for easy access which eliminates the need for complete disassembly and reduces downtime.


Heavy-duty DC brake is designed for a long service life. Lifetime grease-lubricated gear box and helical gearing ensures better wear and smooth operation. Heavy-duty rated motor.

T&M Cranes highly recommends the Lodestar VS as a great electric chain hoist choice when you are looking to increase efficiency and reduce downtime.

Give T&M Cranes a call today at 1-800-552-6720 or email for a quote request.