09/01/2017 - 14:36 pm

Borneo based Leyden Celebrates 20 Years as Straightpoint Distributor

Borneo-based lifting and rigging equipment supplier Leyden Engineering Services will mark two decades as a distributor of Straightpoint’s force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment in 2017.

Leyden, based in Labuan, a territory of Malaysia off the coast of Borneo in East Malaysia, stocks 18 load cells and compression load cells up to 300t capacity, which are typically used for load tests on cranes working in the oil and gas market, and other industrial sectors.

Anthony Ho, who founded Leyden in 1987, said, “I have been using Straightpoint load cells from the start. There are other load cell suppliers but they are the best in terms of service, calibration, parts replacement and technical support. I have been working with load cells since before I started the company and understand the importance of accurate, durable measurement equipment in below-the-hook applications.”

Leyden completes load tests on overhead cranes, mobile cranes, containers, personnel lifting equipment and other machinery. It commonly employs Straightpoint equipment with water bags, also sourced from a UK manufacturer.

Ho said, “It is a requirement in our region to load test a crane every 12 months and load cells are integral to efficient completion of those activities.”

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