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The Crosby Group launches Crosby Straightpoint ChainSafe
24 September, 2021
The Crosby Group has launched Crosby Straightpoint ChainSafe for the protection of cargo during transport.

Tree surgeon partners with Crosby and FAD Equipment Store on its 18t shackles
04 June, 2021
Tree surgeon, Steve Connally, owner of Adaptable Aerial Solutions (also known as Craneva) has added two 18t capacity Crosby G2140 shackles to its inventory sourced from FAD Equipment Store.

Hoist speaks to Wim Fabricius, MD, EMEA, The Crosby Group
29 April, 2021
The Crosby Group has seen a number of changes, most recently acquiring BlokCorp, based in the UK, which designs and manufactures camera and alert systems for tower and mobile cranes and made a significant investment in Verton Technologies in Australia for its disruptive advancements in load orientation technology.

Wireless technology in all sectors will continue to change the rules of the game
16 March, 2021
At Hoist magazine we like to ‘Think outside of the Box’ to get closer to you, our audience. That is why this year we are launching a series of popular editorial features, that you, our readers have asked for! We want to get away from the generic press releases posted on all industry websites and give you exclusive content. That is why we will now be running a host of themed monthly topics entitled; Project of the Month, On the Factory Floor, Meet the Head of Product Innovation, Video interviews, Company Profile and more!

Cranes and load cells at new trailer facility
05 August, 2019
A manufacturer of heavy equipment trailers has opened a new facility in South Dakota, fitted with a range of cranes and load monitoring equipment.

Crosby acquires Straightpoint
15 February, 2019
Lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware company The Crosby Group — based in Dallas, Texas — has completed the acquisition of Straightpoint UK (SP), a leading manufacturer of load cells and force measurement equipment. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed.

Load cells assist personnel lifting
17 January, 2019
A series of jib cranes being used for personnel lifting at a highway infrastructure project near Sydney, Australia were fitted with 3.25t-capacity cabled load shackles manufactured by Straightpoint.

LEEA recognises industry winners
17 January, 2019
The UK’s Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) presented its inaugural awards to industry members at the recent LiftEx trade show in Milton Keynes, UK.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.