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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.
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.
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.