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Loadshackle monitors sewer pump station cylinder removal
15 August, 2017
Dynamic Rigging Hire (DRH) supplied a 25t Wireless Loadshackle from Straightpoint and other rigging gear for the removal of a large hydraulic cylinder at a Melbourne Water sewer pump station in Australia.
Knowledge is power
05 October, 2016
Straightpoint has developed a range of testing and inspection tools for 40 years. Recent jobs and applications demonstrate the wide range of applications for their expertise.
17 May, 2016
When heavy lift specialists Versabar was required to carry out a load test on a well support clamp at its Houston, Texas facility, it called on Straightpoint for two of its Radiolink Plus load cells to conduct the 150 ton proof load process.
Load cell specialist integral to weather station lift
27 October, 2014
Straightpoint has supplied its 12t Loadlink Plus to UK-based Larkin Eng Services for the load test of a weather station's lifting points that is being used in Europe's first commercial floating offshore wind measurement campaign.
UK firm makes US move
07 October, 2009
UK industrial load monitoring technology firm Straightpoint (UK) Ltd is expanding its export business to take advantage of the weak sterling and rising value of exports, including establishing a US base in California.
15 February, 2018
The exhibitors at UK trade show LiftEx suggested that the UK market is ready to grow, once the uncertainty hanging over it has cleared. Daniel Searle reports.
Weigh up high
27 December, 2017
The latest developments in load cell technology illustrate how manufacturers are responding to customers’ needs. Keren Fallwell reports
10 October, 2017
Service providers and manufacturers are exploring new technologies to avoid any interruptions during offshore operations, and ensure safety even in harsh sea conditions. Paola De Pascali reports.
Measure for Measure
03 October, 2016
In this month’s Hoist our focus is on inspection and testing. We have three articles that look at how testing equipment and inspection services are vital to crane selection, installation, and operation.
17 May, 2016
13 August, 2015
Divide and conquer
22 July, 2015
with TOC Americas takes place in Panama this October. Hoist takes a closer look at some of the latest developments, installations and projects taking place across US ports, and the impact these have on the economic landscape.
Inaugural LEEA Singapore Crane Conference gains momentum
06 May, 2015
The full presentation agenda for the inaugural LEEA Lifting & Rigging Conference Asia has been announced, with only limited sponsorship opportunities now available.
Engineering growth for the future
04 February, 2015
There is no easy fi x to this problem so it's important that any future training programmes are developed in close consultation with industry, schools and colleges if we want them to make a real and lasting impact," explains Michelle Richmond from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Moving with the times
29 January, 2015
CeMAT Asia enjoyed a successful return to Shanghai in October, forming part of a series of events designed for professionals operating in the heavy lifting, intralogistics and supply chain sectors.
Track and trace
27 April, 2012
Performing regular inspections of equipment is a vital part of keeping lifting operations safe, and complying with standards and regulations. This can only be done if you know when each piece of equipment was last checked. Increasingly, RFID and other ID technologies are making tracking of equipment easier to manage.
Peaks and valleys
07 April, 2010
In a country as vast as Canada, there’s scope for a variety of opinions on the state of the market. Ruth Ling reports
07 September, 2009
Now in its fifth year, LiftEx 2009 takes place at Chester Racecourse, UK, on 20 November.
Crane scales hold back the tide
11 May, 2009