US company Bardex Corporation, producers of heavy load handling and position systems for the offshore oil & gas/shipyard industries, recently used Straightpoint’s Radiolink Plus loadcell during the test and development phase of a product to protect wire rope as it is being pulled through the ocean during the towing of semi-submersible platforms.
The Radiolink Plus was used to measure both the clamping force and the load required to release the clamp and cover assembly.
Christian Van Den Heuvel, Mechanical Design Engineer at Bardex Corporation said “This unit has been priceless for me. It’s much lighter than I thought it would be and I couldn’t have accomplished what I needed without this unit. It worked flawlessly.”