New Products Detailed in Latest Straightpoint Catalogue

Straightpoint’s global distributor network has received the manufacturer’s latest catalogue that details new products, including the Wireless Low Headroom Link and Wireless Impact Block. They are among a myriad of other force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell innovations in a 48-page document that was launched in three languages on 12 October 2016.

Now available in a wireless version, the Straightpoint range of low headroom links is designed to provide accurate measurement of loads in the most challenging applications where headroom restrictions are a major factor. The Impact Block, meanwhile, measures the shock load and weight of branches as they are cut during tree felling or maintenance; it has proved popular with tree surgeons and other professionals from the arboriculture industry.

Among other changes to the catalogue are details of ATEX and IECEx hazardous area approval on much of the wireless load cell range. At the turn of the year, Straightpoint launched a version of its most popular product, the Radiolink plus wireless load cell, which met Zone 0, 1 and 2 hazardous area classification, but the catalogue includes the Wireless Load Shackle, Wireless Compression Load Cell and Running Line Dynamometer ranges in ATEX and IECEx versions, in addition to what David Ayling, director at Straightpoint, called a “game changing” product in the Wireless Load Pin for hazardous areas.

Ayling said: “The catalogue itself, like every edition before it, represents completion of a large-scale project in its own right, combining the expertise of many different departments at the company and our trusted sources in industry. However, what gives the team the most satisfaction is that the document encapsulates innovative, technologically advanced load cells and other equipment, the application of which makes the lifting industry a safer place.”

The distributor network is abuzz over a revelation on page 22 of the catalogue that Straightpoint will unveil Stage Safe, a load cell for the entertainment industry, in the coming months. Its systems have already been widely embraced by theatres and live events venues, but end users will soon have access to a dedicated product.

Ayling said: “We staged last year’s launch of the Wireless Load Shackle at an entertainment industry event, while the Loadlink plus and other products have also been widely consumed by the sector. However, it is an industry that requires dedicated solutions because of the many unique requirements of lifting in such environments and the breadth of potential that’s apparent. Stage Safe is much anticipated and we look forward to full details being a cornerstone of the next edition of the catalogue.”

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