Northern Strands is now a proud supplier of Straightpoint products! Since 1976, Straightpoint's solution-based systems have been at the top of industrial weighting and load monitoring technology.
With UK headquarters, a US subsidiary, and global dealer network, the simple to use, cost-effective product range has enhanced safety for engineers and rigging professionals worldwide for 40 years.
The engineering team design and manufacture a broad spectrum of first-class products to capacities in excess of 1,500 tonnes to include:
- Tension 'Link' load cells
- Telemetry load cells
- Shackle load cells
- Crane scales
- Compression load cells
- Load pins
- Software solutions
The Straightpoint team pride themselves on the development and
distribution of world-class load monitoring, weighing and force measurement
Straightpoint’s wireless Windows-based software, and full line of
accessories allow for the simple and easy, acquisition and analysis of force
and load monitoring data.
All Straightpoint products are fully tested and available
for next day dispatch in an aluminium flight case (or wooden crate for large
capacities) with full documentation including multilingual manuals,
certificates of calibration/proof test and CE conformity.
World-class calibration and repair services are offered for
all models as well as other manufacturers’ load cells. Straightpoint products
are utilized within many industries worldwide:
- Shipping and marine
- Health and safety
- Crane and rigging
- Salvage and decommissioning
- Oil and gas
- Power generation
- Break bulk
Northern Strands offers a numerous Crosby Rigging products to our customers. Crosby Swivel Hoist Rings have a variety of applications and are used similarly to shoulder eye bolts to help with connecting hooks and chains. Swivel Hoist Rings are rated at 100% at a 90° angle.
Straightpoint‘s continued investment in research and development
enables them to remain at the forefront of technological development with
world-leading products and performance to meet their customers’ demands. With hundreds of units always in stock, Straightpoint aim
to deliver any standard product up to capacities in excess
of 1,500 tonnes anywhere in the world— FAST!
For additional information on the various Straightpoint products available through Northern Strands, please contact us!
3235 Millar Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y3
Phone: (306) 242-7073
Toll Free: (800) 242-7073
Fax: (306) 934-2920
The Crosby UNC Swivel Hoist Rings are individually tested 2-2/5 times the recommended Working Load Limit. This ensures that the product will perform properly within the specified working load limit.
Northern Strands also supplies Crosby Metric Swivel Hoist Rings. This Swivel Hoist Ring washer is color coded for easy identification (silver & metric thread).
Crosby's Heavy Lift Swivel Hoist Rings have increased durability and can be used in less than ideal field conditions. The Heavy Lift Swivel Hoist Ring also has a larger opening than the standard Hoist Ring.
The Cold-Tuff UNC Heavy Lift Swivel Hoist Rings are produced with maximum hardness of 34 HRc. The body, brushing, washer, and bail have impact requirements of 31 ft-lbs minimum average at -4. The bolt has impact requirements of 20 ft-lbs with a minimum average at -150°F.
Stainless Steel Swivel Hoist Rings by Crosby are available at Northern Strands as well. All components are 316 stainless steel, execpt the bolt retainers that are made from 15-7 PH magnetic stainless steel. The Available capacities range from 400 lbs to 50,000 lbs. The Stainless Steel Swivel Hoist Ring is rated at 100% at a 90° angle.
It is important to use Swivel Hoists properly to ensure that work is completed safely. Never exceed the working load limit of a swivel hoist ring. Northern Stands offers a free sling calculator that can be used to calculate the necessary angles when using a swivel hoist and a sling. The Northern Strands Sling Calculator can be found here: Sling Calculator
For additional information on Swivel Hoists or the other Crosby products offered at Northern Strands, please contact us!
There are new reduced prices on Northern Strands' Flattened Strand and Non-Rotating in a variety of diameters and lengths. Contact us for details on the reduced prices on Flattened Strand, Fiber Core, Galvanized, Poly Core, Non-Rotating, Compacted, Plastic Encased Core, and the many other constructions available!
To view the brochure with the Wire Ropes available, please click the following link: Wire Rope Reduced Prices.pdf (3MB)
Northern Strands has Saskatchewan's largest inventory of wire rope available. Northern Strands has a large selection of rigging products and is is a distributor for some of the largest world class manufacturers in the industry including The Crosby Group, Gunnebo Johnson, Thern, Unitex, Vitali International and more3235 Millar Ave
Saskatoon SK S7K 573