..so I thought I’d pick out the most varied news and stories from the last few weeks.

Executive Hire Show a Success

Thanks to those of you who came to see us at our Executive Hire Show stand in Coventry recently.  We were also delighted to be selected for the ‘innovation trail’, highlighting the fact that we were showcasing innovative products  (we gave live demonstrations of our brand new wireless centre of gravity system, using our popular wireless compression loadcells).

Me and the innovation trail sign

Me and the innovation trail sign

Steve Woodhead, our UK Sales Manager and me enjoying a well-deserved drink after the exhibition!

Steve Woodhead, our UK Sales Manager and me enjoying a well-deserved drink after the exhibition!

Heads up on loadcells being launched in May!

WLS wireless loadshackle

WLS wireless loadshackle

I thought I’d give you the heads up on a range of re-engineered shackle loadcells we’ll be launching in May 2013, including a new design and specification.
Previously, the shackle loadcell range was made to order, but due to re-engineering, we can now supply them next day, which is a bonus for ad hoc projects or last-minute requirements.

The benefits of these loadcells are that they have no external antennae and they include an industry-leading battery life so the safety readings don’t run out half way through a project!  In addition, they are designed to connect to a range of wireless products and software, which allow for data logging and printing of reports.



The rest of my news can be summed up in picture format…

20 years at Straightpoint

Toby in our engineering team, receiving a gift for his 20 years at Straightpoint

Belgian distributor

Visiting Metil, our Belgian distributor. Sampling strong, Belgian beers after meetings with Philip Toussaint!

christmas lights

Visit to the US in conjunction with our US office: cranes at San Diego, and Xmas lights at Camarillo

working in the snow

The team still hard at work working on an order during the heavy snowfall!