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Straightpointload links now conform to standard sizes
29 June, 2018
Straightpoint has made a number of improvements to its range of loadlink products, including increasing the capacities of its 5t and 50t units to the industry-standard shackle sizes of 6.5t and 55t respectively.

Clearer outlook
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

Sea change
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.

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.

Straightpoint expands with Russian distributor
12 July, 2017
Straightpoint has named Euro-Lift as its distributor in Russia. Euro-Lift is based in Tolyatti, near Samara on the Volga River.

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.

Straightpoint upscales US dealer network
04 October, 2016
Force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment manufacturer Straightpoint has named three new distributors in the US.

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.

New Straightpoint load test software produces certification onsite
09 September, 2016
Straightpoint launched Proof Test plus, which it said will enhance data recording and certification related to non-destructive load verification or proof load testing.

Straightpoint units used for Shakespeare play set installation
08 September, 2016
The Rose Theatre Kingston in South West London has added to its rigging inventory four 1t Loadlink Plus units from Straightpoint, which were most recently used during installation of sets for a production of Shakespeare’s King John.

French Port uses Straightpoint technology on Marine Travelift boat hoist
25 July, 2016
The Brise Lames marina in Anglet, southwest France, has installed four wireless load shackles and a multi-load cell monitoring and logging system from Straightpoint onto a 25t mobile boat hoist.

Straightpoint makes acquisition of load cell heavyweight
08 July, 2016
Straightpoint Inc. has named Wayne Wille as technical sales manager, bringing over 20 years of lifting industry experience to the manufacturer of force measurement.

Critical mass
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.

Inspired Investment
17 May, 2016

Straightpoint Inc expands US team
29 September, 2015
Straightpoint Inc has appointed Tressie LaBass as customer and sales support administrator.

Heading south
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.