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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.
Straightpoint load cells vital in gas project lift
01 April, 2015
Components for a gas facility, including a 718t absorption tower, were offloaded at the Port of New Orleans using a Liebherr crane and load cells from UK-based Straightpoint. The absorption tower, measuring 170ft long and 24ft wide, was lifted from SAL Heavy Lift’s Type 116 MV Amoenitas ship along with the gas facility’s flash vessel. SAL Heavy Lift transported the components from Shanghai, China to New Orleans, where the load was transferred onto barges alongside deck cargo pontoons, overseen by Fracht FWO, the US subsidiary of Swiss freight forwarding company Fracht.
Straightpoint contnues tradeshow push
23 February, 2015
Load cell specialist Straightpoint has continued its push to broaden its global presence with an ongoing commitment to tradeshow participation.
Straightpoint (UK) Ltd
15 February, 2015
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.
Straightpoint on the road to expansion
29 January, 2015
Straightpoint, the load monitoring technology specialist, has targeted 30% annual growth in its USoperation as part of a five-year expansion strategy. Hoist speaks to the company about its plans.
Straightpoint redevelops leading loadcell
20 January, 2015
Straightpoint has redeveloped its Radiolink Plus loadcell, a wireless digital dynamometer based on its Loadlink Plus product.
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.
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.
Straightpoint announces equipment hire arm
08 March, 2012
Straightpoint appoints GLE for distribution in China
15 June, 2011
Straightpoint load testing comes to Gulf
03 March, 2011
British load testing specialist Straightpoint has appointed Alnasr Technical Trading Agencies (ATTA) as its new distributor in the UAE and Qatar.
Straightpoint unveil Europe’s only 350t load cell tester
05 October, 2010
Straightpoint invests £330k in 350t test machine
13 August, 2010
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
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.
07 September, 2009
Now in its fifth year, LiftEx 2009 takes place at Chester Racecourse, UK, on 20 November.