After a summer holiday break, and the busiest August to date, the SP newsletter is back! We have a new look Straightpoint website - www.straightpoint.com This now includes a Questions and Answers section which answers all your frequently asked questions and more, plus a great source of info for you. The second edition of Straightpoint's magazine, Loads of News, is now in circulation. This is packed full of archived application stories and an update of all that is happening at Straightpoint.
SP Load Cells Provide Data for Ship-to-Shore Crane Project
Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) provided 16 wireless compression load cells from Straightpoint to perform benchmark weighing as 10 ship-to-shore cranes were raised 10m by Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC) at Port of Los Angeles.
The 150-metric tonne capacity load cells combined to weigh one Noell ship-to-shore container handling crane, originally estimated to have a weight of 1,350te, and provide benchmark data before it and nine other cranes were to be raised by APM Terminals to accommodate larger ships calling at Pier 400 of the port.
The project, managed by ZPMC North America, involved raising the cranes slightly more than 10m and inserting longer leg sections; it was a collaborative effort between the crane’s...
Loadshackle Monitors Sewer Pump Station Cylinder Removal
Dynamic Rigging Hire (DRH) supplied a 25t Wireless Loadshackle from Straightpoint and other rigging gear for removal of a large hydraulic cylinder at a Melbourne Water sewer pump station in Australia recently.
Melbourne Water supplies drinking and recycled water, whilst managing the city’s water supply catchments, sewage treatment, rivers, creeks and major drainage systems. It is conducting an ongoing maintenance programme at one of its major pump stations in the western suburbs. Integral to the project was removal of the cylinder for overhaul at an offsite machine workshop.
DRH provided the engineering contractor with all the required rigging equipment needed to lift and rotate the cylinder out of position. Utilising an SP Wireless...
A 2.5-ton capacity SP Radiolink plus load cell measures tension on a line stretching across a lagoon, upon which a dredge travels at a biosolids management facility, part of the City of Eugene Waste Water Dept., in Oregon, U.S. The RLP was added to inventory at the start of the latest six-month biosolids management season in March, where it replaced a dynamometer that was not suited to working in the elements.
The load cell is connected to a land-based lateral move system that allows the dredge to move from side to side as well as forwards and backwards to harvest biosolids in the lagoon. Biosolids management relates to treated sewage sludge that is intended to be used as soil amendment.
The Radiolink plus boasts a separate internal sealed enclosure...