Columbus McKinnon has launched a web site for customers outside of the United States.

The site,, follows web site marketing in Mexico and Brazil by Columbus McKinnon subsidiaries.

“The site is intended to make it easier for potential customers to obtain product information and learn how to get in contact with distribution,” said CM international sales division managing director Craig Johnston.

German crane builder Kuli Hebezeuge has launched new travel drives (motors plus gearboxes) that are 10% more efficient than previous models. The two-stage drive has a ratio of 42:1 and the three-stage version, intended for slower operating speeds, has a ratio of 104:1. Flywheeled pole-changing or single touring motors for inverter control are offered.