Center of Gravity System features wireless design.
July 20, 2012 -
Wireless Center of Gravity System helps determine weight and center of gravity of large structures or items with uneven weight distribution. System produces center of gravity report through readings taken via wireless dongle and PC software, which is connected to up to 8 wireless compressive load cells. Suitable for use on items up to 4,000 tons, system targets offshore market.
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World Exclusive - Launch of New Wireless Centre of Gravity System
HAVANT, England, -- Straightpoint (UK) Ltd, the world leaders in the design and manufacture of force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cells, have just launched what is believed to be the FIRST off-the-shelf wireless centre of gravity system [http://www.straightpoint.com/wireless-centre-of-gravity-system.html ] of its type in the world.
The system is ideal for helping to work out the weight and centre of gravity of large
structures or items with an uneven weight distribution.
The system produces a 'centre of gravity' report through readings taken via the
wireless dongle and PC software, which is connected to up to 8 wireless compressive load cells [http://www.straightpoint.com/loadcells.html ].
As the system is wireless, it's quicker and safer than a cable-led system and it can
be used on items up to 4000 tonnes in weight.
The system is imperative to ensure the safe lifting and unloading of items that don't
have an evenly distributed weight, making it ideal for use in the offshore market.
One of Straightpoint's distributors, Pieter van Duijn from Van Gool
[http://www.vangool.nl ] in the Netherlands, is already using the system and commented "The system has a real industrial, solid look.
The centre of gravity feature is excellent for loading and unloading, especially
offshore from the dock to the ship and from the ship to the rig.
There's nothing else like it in the market that I know of.
Also, as the system's wireless it's really accurate as there are no wires that can be
pulled out of the socket or can malfunction."
Director of Straightpoint (UK) Ltd, David Ayling added 'This new product came about
from visiting some of our clients around the world last year, who requested such a
product. I believe ours is the first off-the-shelf system to be available worldwide, which means that we can fulfil orders really quickly without a high, 'bespoke' price tag.'
The wireless centre of gravity system is one of a few new products Straightpoint has
launched this year within its new catalogue, including the T24-AR
[http://www.straightpoint.com/attachments/article/104/T24-AR.pdf ] product for use in
extending or bending the range of wireless signals, as well as additional capacities in
its popular 'link' loadcell range (Radiolink
[http://www.straightpoint.com/radiolinkplus.html ], Loadlink
[http://www.straightpoint.com/load-link-plus.html ], Wirelink
[http://www.straightpoint.com/wire-link-plus.html ] and Compound
[http://www.straightpoint.com/compound-plus.html ]). In addition, Straightpoint has created a new logo and website [http://www.straightpoint.com ], increased the number of global distributors to 26 and taken on additional staff within larger UK head office premises.
Havant based Straightpoint (UK) Ltd supplies crane scales as well as tension and
compression load cells to organisations in the UK and its 26 global distributors,
collectively covering every continent. For further information visit:
Contact: Emma Ansell, +44(0)845-3385138