Columbus McKinnon Expands Unified Industries Brand Enclosed Track Aluminum Rail Offering

New ETA-3 Series Rail Provides Versatility and Improved Ergonomics for Light-Duty Applications

To help improve ergonomics and equipment safety for lifting applications, Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer and manufacturer of motion control products, technologies, and services for material handling, has expanded its family of Unified Industries brand Enclosed Track Aluminum (ETA) Rail Profiles. Joining the existing product portfolio, the new ETA-3 Series is a flexible solution for light-duty applications.

“ETA-3 is ideal for any light-duty application in our customers’ facilities,” said Tony Alessi, product manager for the Unified Industries brand. “This means that ETA-3 rails can be used in a variety of configurations, including as tool rail for weld guns, light fixtures, weld curtains, spring balancers, and work benches, or as a side-by-side rail to carry additional equipment on a crane.”

Designed to reduce strain and fatigue, ETA-3 rails provide ease of movement with a lightweight aluminum trolley body, precision bearing load wheels, self-lubricating bronze bushings, dual bearing guide rollers, and integrated rubber bumpers. This new profile can also be attached to the mainline rail system as a festoon rail. This allows festooning trolleys and filter, regulator, and lubrication (FRL) equipment to move on a separate rail, helping to extend bridge and runway distances. ETA-3 rails are an ideal choice for automotive, aerospace, and heavy manufacturing applications.

ETA-3 has a maximum capacity of 442 lbs., with lengths up to 25 feet, and is extruded from high-grade 6005-T5 aluminum. For more information about the Unified Industries brand ETA-3 Series Rail, visit  To learn more about all of Columbus McKinnon’s products, visit

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