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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.

New possibilities for Crosby and Straightpoint
19 June, 2019
Daniel Searle visited Straightpoint’s Havant premises to find out more about how the business will be adapting under its new owners, US rigging manufacturers Crosby Group.

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.

Weighing it up
18 January, 2019
Load monitoring systems are part of the ever-increasing digital component of lifting technology. Julian Champkin looks at the latest developments.

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.

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.