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Accurate and reliable - Straightpoint depends on HBK strain gages

Straightpoint., UK


British load-testing specialist, Straightpoint (UK), now uses HBK strain gages in all of its force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell products. The company selected HBK to be its sole supplier of strain gages some four years ago as the failure rate for its previous strain gages had become excessive. David Ayling, Straightpoint’s Director, says, “The failure rate since we switched to HBM strain gages has been miniscule”. There can be up to four strain gages in some products.


Straightpoint has also manufactured the Miniweigher Plus since 1987. This crane weigher scale suits most applications and is available with capacities ranging from 100 kg to 5 tonnes.

All of the models in the range utilize push button control for the tare weight and the units can be set to display in kilograms, pounds, kiloNewtons and tonnes.

The unit is supplied with a high quality Crosby hook and lifting eye although other fittings, such as Gunnebo or rod ends are available on request.

Straightpoint utilizes a modular construction method for manufacturing its products as this enables the company to keep a large supply of partly built products in stock.

These can be swiftly completed and dispatched to meet customer’s orders with minimal delay.
Ayling comments, “HBK helps us to achieve our goal of being able to quickly get our products to our customers because it provides us with a swift and reliable service that matches our own values”. Straightpoint has manufactured force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cells products for over 30 years; over 55% of its products are destined for export.


Based in the UK, Europe and USA with a global network of dealers

A UK load cell manufacturer, part of The Crosby Group, with locations in UK, Hampshire, USA, Tulsa and Belgium, Heist plus a global network of over 100 authorised distributors and $1,000,000 of inventory available, we deliver any catalogue product to any location in the world within days.

For over 40 years Crosby|SP has manufactured and supplied cabled and wireless telemetry loadlink, load shackles, load cells, digital dynamometers, compression loadcells, mini weighers, running line tensiometers and software solutions as well as a range of intrinsically safe load cells.


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