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It seems like the record’s stuck…

…but it really has been an extremely busy couple of months! I have lots of news to share with you and I’ll be traveling all around the world soon visiting some of our distributors – if I’m passing near to your company, why not get in touch – I may be able to make a detour to come and visit you! (see the list of places I’m visiting below)…

Executive Hire Show
Hot on the heels of the launch of our #loadcell hire division, we attended this year’s Executive Hire Show in Coventry, a trade-only exhibition for the tools, plant and equipment hire industry.
I bumped into lots of people who read ‘Mr Loadlink’ – hello again to you all!
Hire-Show - promoting our hire loadcell division

A Large New Distributor
We have recently signed a deal with Traction Levage, France’s biggest lifting company, who are our newest distributor. The company distributes wire ropes, manufactures chain and wire rope slings and trades in lifting equipment and textile slings. Due to our expanding export market, with Traction Levage on board, we now have 22 distributors who provide our products to clients in every continent of the world.

Me with Christophe Fonvielle from Traction Levage
Me with Christophe Fonvieille from Traction Levage

Visiting A Country Near You?!
GlobeOver the next few months, I’ll be visiting some of our distributors around the world (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, China, Abu Dhabi and USA). If you’re based nearby and would like me to visit if you have a business proposition, please do get in touch…





A World First…Wireless centre of gravity system
To coincide with our new catalogues, we’re launching a brand new wireless centre of gravity system, which we believe to be the FIRST off-the-shelf solution of its type in the world! Even before the official launch of the product, we’ve already fulfilled several orders. The system came about from requests from our clients.
Here’s what our distributor Pieter van Duijn from Van Gool in the Netherlands had to say about the product:
“The system has a real industrial, solid look. The centre of gravity feature is excellent for loading and unloading, especially offshore from the dock to the ship and from the ship to the rig. There’s nothing else like it in the market that I know of. Also, as the system’s wireless it’s really accurate as there are no wires that can be pulled out of the socket or can malfunction.”

Pieter van Duijn from Van Gool
Pieter van Duijn from Van Gool
The system is ideal for helping to ascertain the weight and centre of gravity of large structures or items. The system produces a ‘centre of gravity’ report through readings taken via the wireless dongle and PC software, which is connected to up to 8 compressive load cells. As it’s wireless, it’s quicker and safer than a cable-led system and it can be used on items up to 4000 tonnes in weight. Place your order now!

Other New Items in the Catalogue
As well as the new centre of gravity system, we’ve also introduced a few new items to the new catalogue. These include:
New capacities for our ‘loadlink’ #loadcell series of products (Radiolink, Loadlink, Wirelink and Compound), which include 35,75, 150 and 300 tonne. These new capacities are all in stock now and ready for despatch…

New wireless accessory – T24-AR Wireless Load cells aren’t always directly accessible from the handheld display – that’s why we’ve developed this product, which can bend or extend the signal range between the load cell and the handheld display. Simple!

New Website
Following on from our new logo we shared with you in our previous blog, we’ve also come up with a new-look website! We’d love to hear your thoughts on our new website – also, if there’s anything you think is missing that would be a useful addition, do let me know, too…
We also have more exciting news to share with you, although we are just finalising the details as I write, so I’ll update you in the next Mr Loadlink.
Until then, have a great month!

It’s Christmas…

Time has flown by and Christmas is nearly upon us! Here is a quick round up of what has been happening at Straightpoint.

A trip to La Rochelleradiolink plus in use lifting boat
A few weeks ago I was in the lovely La Rochelle, France working with our client Traction Levage. We went over to the port at La Rochelle to assist them in lifting a ship out of the water for maintenance using our radiolink system.boat being lifted out of water with radiolink plus






Wireless Compound Plus Load Cell in use

Check out the great images below sent from our client Lambert Charges in France, they used our wireless compound load cell system with 4-way data logging PC software for crane testing this dockside crane with their unique water weight system. The operator was able to monitor the loads of all four load cells simultaneously on their laptop and log into Excel – all at a wire-free, safe distance.

Wireless Conpound Plus water weight testingWater weight testing using Wireless Conpound Plus











Straightpoint mug is on its way to Turier Scales!
straightpoint bag in use
Turier Scales (S Turier & Sons Ltd.) have been established since 1891 and are the largest independent manufacturer of industrial platform and floor scales in the UK. They import a comprehensive range of electronic balances, microbalances, counting scales, weighing instrumentation, indicators, load cells, industrial platforms and pallet truck scales. This month Nigel Newport Black, MD of Turier Scales sent us a customer picture of our products in use..
Nigel uses a Straightpoint boot bag and the image right shows a picture of his boots and boot bag prior to cleaning after the Cinderford Town v. Cheltenham Town Reserves match! We think this is one of the best pictures of the year!!

Hire Services goes from Strength to Strength
We launched our hire division in August 2011 to respond to customer demand and the service has flourished and become very successful. Our hire customers have increased month on month with more enquires coming in from new prospects too! We have also increased our selection of hire load cells so we can meet the growing demand. Remember if you want to find out more about hire visit:

What’s new in 2012?
In 2012 we will be releasing an updated price list to cover all products and in addition to this we will also be releasing some new capacity load cells to meet customer requirements! Watch this space for more news on these items!

Until then, wishing all our readers a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Mr Loadlink