Straightpoint has named Sarath Chandran project engineer as the force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell manufacturer continues to invest in electronics and telecommunications expertise.
Chandran joins a team led by Roshan Divakaran, design engineer, who recently oversaw development of an ATEX and IECEx version of Straightpoint’s most popular product, the Radiolink Plus wireless load cell, which was launched at the turn of the year. The pair worked together in their native India and the reunion further equips the Hampshire, UK-based firm to pioneer technological advancement in its sector.
Divakaran said: “Bringing a wealth of experience from the electronics field, Sarath can assist us in all new, non-standard projects and play a key role in effectively troubleshooting our range of equipment when the need arises. I also expect him to assist the sales team in preparation of quotations and proposals. Additionally, Sarath will apply his knowledge to special projects.”
Chandran, who has three years of experience in the load cell market, said: “I am delighted to join up with Roshan again having combined to successfully implement many electronic and telecommunication solutions in weighing and measurement products in the past.”
He added: “Straightpoint is a global company and I have witnessed the application of its technologies in a myriad of industries and end user markets. The diversity of the range and the company’s ability to react to market demand in particular appealed to me. I am excited about applying my knowledge to our standard range and the varied, challenging requirements of special projects and bespoke systems.”
Chandran explained that his role will involve prototyping, testing and documenting new product ranges as well as writing user manuals and detailed technical information. He will also share knowledge with the sales departments prior to putting equipment to market through the manufacturer’s global distribution network.
He said: “A thorough understanding of electronics will be fundamental to success in my new role as most load cells and related display devices are electronics-based. On development of a new product or application of a bespoke system, for example, modification of electronics will be key to successful integration in a real life application.”
Chandran concluded: “I believe that in the future, Straightpoint will provide a system without a requirement for display devices. Instead, we will implement a fully web-based system that facilitates remote troubleshooting and allows the user to check the system’s performance. I am very excited about where we can take force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell technology.”