PL+S: BroadWeigh demonstrates on four fronts
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
shackle-twistlink-angle-1The new TwistLink was launched at the end of 2018
Germany - BroadWeigh, a leading brand from Mantracourt Electronics, is exhibiting on four of its product partners' stands. The BroadWeigh TwistLink is set to take centre stage, along with the BroadWeigh Wind Speed Sensor, both of which will be set up in demonstrations on the stands of Hof Alutec (Hall 12.0, E49), PSRig (Hall 12.0, C80), Sonoss and Louis Reyners who are exhibiting together (Hall 12.0, C94). And with representatives from BroadWeigh on hand too it's an opportunity for anyone who needs some expert advice on how and why they should monitor their loads.
Kelly Voysey, sales & marketing manager at Mantracourt commented: "Prolight + Sound is a very important event for us in that it puts our brand in front of a truly international audience. We have been supplying load monitoring equipment for years, but it's only relatively recently that entertainment riggers have started to embrace the concept.
“With the necessity to prove due diligence on all projects, riggers now are really interested in knowing the weight distribution of video walls, and complex lighting rigs and to understand how the elements can impact on outdoor events to the point that the readings change from minute to minute.
“So as well as being at Prolight + Sound to exhibit our new products, we're also looking forward to engaging with potential new customers and providing any information they feel they need about the importance of monitoring their loads, but also to hearing their opinions and learning from them.
"Behind Broadweigh is a team of talented engineers who are committed to responding to new ideas and developing our solutions," explains Kelly. "Over the years we have collaborated with our Broadweigh partners to develop and improve our systems so ultimately we can support them to achieve really creative solutions and we’re not standing still in terms of development.”
The new TwistLink was launched at the end of 2018 and allows a 4.75 tonne BroadWeigh shackle to be connected to a 3.25 tonne or 4.75 tonne shackle without having to mess around with the pin, nut and Rclip. It has holes at 90 degrees to minimise potential torsion loading in the load pin and to maintain accurate measurement. It also conforms to the European Machinery Directive.
The updated BroadWeigh Wind Speed Sensor which made its debut at Prolight + Sound in 2018, will also be demonstrated at the show. The pre-calibrated BW-WSS anemometer provides both realtime display and full logging of wind speeds.
Kelly concluded: "There's still plenty more to come from BroadWeigh in 2019 and beyond - for example the upcoming launch of BroadWeigh Bluetooth, our Bluetooth load shackle which is really set to make waves as we take advantage of Bluetooth low energy technology to provide close range, static monitoring direct to our iOS and Android App, without the need for any other accessories. We'll be looking forward to sharing news of what's in store with those who come and chat to us at the show."
(Jim Evans)

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