Straightpoint Award at Speedy Event
Straightpoint Director, David Ayling, receiving the award for the Lifting Product of the Year from the Russel Down of Speedy. Photograph – Straightpoint
Date 12 November 2018
Straightpoint’s (SP) Bluetooth-enabled Radiolink plus load cell and accompanying HHP app was named Lifting Product of the Year at the Speedy Expo event, which took place at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool at the turn of the month.
SP have recently updated the Bluetooth capability of their Radiolink plus load cell and launched an enhanced version of the accompanying HHP app. Load cells now use wireless technology for exchanging data over short distances to communicate with up to eight devices, carrying the information up to 100m (328 ft.) away.
Collected data can be sent onto other recipients in the form of an Excel spreadsheet or PDF report. The judges noted the product’s ability to send reports from the same device that captures data that is already on their person—such as a mobile or cell phone.
The Lifting Product of the Year Award was judged on the principle criteria of innovation and performance, with a judging panel of senior supply chain personnel bestowing the honour on SP’s landmark technology, which was also demonstrated on the company’s exhibition stand.
David Ayling, Director at SP, said after collecting the award from Speedy’s chief executive, Russell Down: “The rental sector places unique demands on lifting equipment and Speedy’s community is acutely attuned to the extent to which innovation and performance can lead to enhanced safety and productivity at the coalface. As such, plaudits from this esteemed judging panel represent a major milestone in our implementation of Bluetooth technology in force measurement applications. We’re grateful for the accolade and understand the responsibility that comes with such high-profile recognition.”