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         continued from previous page       tion means Van Gool will now calibrate   curacy. Load cells—the wireless Ra-
         non-identical refinery modules; and load   equipment  worldwide.  It  was  specifi-  diolink plus is SP’s most popular prod-
         tests recently completed by Australia’s   cally chosen based on its compatibility   uct—are  calibrated  upon  manufacture
         Elevate Lifting and Rigging Pty Ltd. on   with UK-based load cell manufacturer   or distribution, and recalibration is the
         two 90.7t capacity Shuttlelift mobile gan-  Straightpoint’s (SP; part of The Crosby   periodic repetition of that process. The
         try cranes in Melbourne. Dutest, mean-  Group)  extensive range of products,   majority (90%) of tests carried out with
         while, earned praise having only secured   which  Van  Gool  distributes  to  the   the new machine will be on SP products,
         distributorship of the entire range of SP   Dutch market.             while Van Gool will continue to receive
         products throughout the United Arab   Calibration is the correlation of the   load cells and shackles that have been
         Emirates (UAE) earlier this year.  readings of an instrument to check ac-  calibrated at the Hampshire manufac-
           “All of our winners  deserve a huge
         amount of credit and we’re already
         looking forward to seeing who wins
         the awards in 12 months time,” Ayling
         added. Of  the  latest companies  to  re-
         ceive  the  accolade,  some  are  repeat
         winners  while  others  will  display the
         award for the first time, he confirmed.
         Van Gool Invests in 350t
         Calibration Rig
           Lifting and rigging equipment sup-
         plier Van Gool is awaiting delivery of
         a 350t capacity calibration rig that will
         be installed at its facility near Amster-
         dam, Holland in March.
           The  machine,  which  will  test  force
         measurement equipment in tension
         and compression, will join an existing
         35t dynamic testing system, a 55t ten-
         sion testing rig, and a 100t static ten-
         sile  testing  machine.  The  latest addi-  Installation of the vertical 350t capacity calibration rig will take place in March.
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