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Northern Strands Now a Dealer for Straightpoint Load Monitoring Products!

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
  •  Dynamometers
  • 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 systems. 

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
  • Mining
  • Transport
  • Health and safety
  • Entertainment
  • Crane and rigging
  • Salvage and decommissioning
  • Oil and gas
  • Construction
  • Power generation
  • Utilities
  • Topsides
  • Break bulk
  • Military

 


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

Email: info@northernstrands.com 

Northern Strands Provides Customers With The Highest Quality Equipment by Offering Award Winning Vitali-International Chain and Lever Hoists

Northern Strands is committed to providing customers with the highest quality products in the wire rope and rigging industry. Vitali International offers easy to use chain and lever hoists while maintaining the highest quality, continual innovation & testing, and affordable prices. 

The opening of a new factory in Haining Suburb near Hangzhou in 2017 has allowed Vitali International to continue to offer quality products worldwide. Committed to ongoing improvement, quality insurance, and technological expertise, Vitali International has been awarded China's National Brand Award from CCTV in the lifting equipment industry. Additionally, Vitali is devoted to improved heat treatment processes. Compared to other factories with heat treatment processes of around 50 to 60 degrees Celsius, Vitali International has reduced their heat treatment processes from 880 to 45 degrees Celsius. 

Northern Strands is proud to offer customers Vitali International chain and lever hoists at an affordable price with ensured quality. 

For more information on the Vitali International chain and lever hoists that Northern Strands offers, click here.

Northern Strands

3235 Millar Ave, Saskatoon SK, S7K 5Y3

306-242-7073

info@northernstrands.com 


The Superior Properties of Dyneema Rope

What is Dyneema? Dyneema rope is a brand name of synthetic rope that is made from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), which is the world's strongest fiber and gives it an ultra high breaking strength.

How Strong is it? Dyneema rope is very strong. It is 20% stronger than wire rope of the same size and 7 times stronger than wire rope of the same weight.

What about Abrasion? Dyneema has the highest abrasion resistance out of any synthetic rope in the industry and is widely used in Canada by trans-oceanic shipping companies for towing and mooring their massive container ships. In Saskatchewan and the prairies Dyneema rope is most often used on ATV winch cable, flat deck winch cable and tow trucks winch cable

Why does this matter? Northern Strands supplies tow ropes, ATV winch lines and other accessories made from Dyneema ropes for those occasions where you need the strongest rope available and don't want to lift a big heavy wire rope. Northern Strands manufactures winch lines with hook made from Dyneema that make use of a standard eye hook for attaching to anchor points when a vehicle such as a ATV Quad or Side by Side gets stuck to the point where it needs to be winched out. The advantages of using Dyneema in these situations are huge as the rope is not only immensely strong. 

Additional properties of Dyneema rope

  • Incredibly light, Dyneema will float on water.
  • Literally a rope, which means that it does not kink or tangle like wire rope does, especially on the smaller drums of a quad winch, and there is no risk of puncturing your skin from a broken wire.
  • The same material used in the most ultra-modern body armour that is currently preferred to Kevlar as it performs the same wet or dry.
  • Woven instead of wound; meaning that Dyneema rope is torque neutral, where wire rope will unwind when subjected to extreme loads.
Northern Strands carries a number of assembled winch lines with hook for sale:
  • 3/16", 50' and 100' winch lines with a breaking strength of 5,400 lbs
  • 1/4", 50' and 100' winch lines with a breaking strength of 8,200 lbs
  • 5/16:, 50' and 100' winch lines with a breaking strength of 11,970 lbs
We can also create custom lengths and assemblies 
For more information on Dyneema Rope visit us at:
3235 Millar Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y3
306-242-7073

Suspended Access designs unique Portable Electric Winch System

Northern Strands Suspended Access Division has designed a unique Portable Electric Winch System for material handling. Why did we design a Portable Electric Winch System?  To offer an alternative to Air Winches.  Our Portable Electric Winch System was designed with portability and ease of use in mind.  

Who can benefit from the use of this unique winch?   Iron workers, sheeters, insulators, industrial mechanical contractors, plant maintenance workers and anyone that has a need for temporary hoisting solutions in a somewhat confined space.

Features include:

  • Capacity from 300lbs to 2000lbs depending on the weighted base.
  • Variable speed.
  • Accurate load weight readout.
  • Anti two-block.
  • Positive controls.
  • Controlled decent.
  • Counter weighted system, no need to fasten unit to structure.
  • No need for a compressor.
  • Overload protection.
  • Ease of use.
  • Long pendant control keeps operator away from the suspended load.

Our Portable Electric Winches are available to rent today!

Contact our Suspended Access Division for all your material handling, work platform, tugger, winch and swing stage needs.   Our products are available to rent throughout Canada.

Visit our website at http://www.northernstrands.com/suspended-access-systems.aspx  

staging@northernstrand.com                                                                                                    

Phone 306-242-7073. 

Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

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