Bishop Lifting Products
2015 May Newsletter!
Ready for Offshore Technology Conference -
May 4-7, 2015



Make sure you make plans to join us at Offshore Technology Conference this year! We will be exhibiting in the same location! Booth 1009!

The Offshore Technology Conference is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources. OTC gives you access to leading-edge technical information, the industry's largest equipment exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts from around the world.  

Learn more about the conference and register here.  

New Catalog from Straightpoint

Click here to access the latest 2015 catalog from Straighpoint loadcells!  The new catalog includes added features to Straightpoint's full line of loadcells and dynamometers.


Since 1976 Straightpoint's world class, solution based systems has been at the forefront of industrial weighing and load monitoring technology.  With facilities in the UK and USA their engineering team design and manufacture a broad spectrum of first class products to capacities in excess of 1500 tons to include:

  • tension link load cells
  • shackle load cells
  • dynamometers
  • crane scales
  • and more!






Tractel's Minifor®  is a portable motorized hoist with a traversing wire rope. They can lift or pull loads across great distances without exceeding their maximum torque. Minifor's are operated through a remote push button control pendant. Optionally some Minifor® hoist models can also be equipped with a cable reel device and/or a wireless remote control.


Check out the Minifor®  application video below, or by clicking here.



Minifor portable electric winch applications
Minifor® portable electric winch applications




Photo of the Month



Above is an 85 foot transport basket recently proof tested to 190,000 lbs., with third party witnessing for offshore certifications, in Houston. The transport basket is for handling offshore riser assemblies. We used a 800 ton crane and 200,000 lbs. of dead weights for the test.


We love large tests! Need something tested? Our testing department can help!

In This Issue

Offshore Technology Conference


New Straightpoint Catalog


Tractel Minifor


Photo of the Month - Testing Services


SC&RA Wire Rope Installation Tips


Expanded Services in West Texas / Oklahoma


Upcoming Events

SC&RA Wire Rope Installation Tips


SC&RA has recently released two great user guides for wire rope installation. 


Wire Rope Installation:

  • How to Order
  • How to install mobile crane ropes
  • How to inspect

Quick Installation Guide for Mobile Cranes

  • Unreeling of Wire Rope
  • Winding the Rope onto the Drum
  • Block Rotation & Tilting
  • Break-in Period & Tensioning Rope Windings
  • Cutting rope
  • Connecting old to new rope
  • Wedge Socket Installation
Expanded Services in West Texas / Oklahoma Region


We have expanded our services in Odessa, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Wichita to better serve our customers!  


  • Fabrication up to 3-1/2" Wire Rope Slings
  • Added inventory of large diameter wire rope and rigging
  • Proof Testing up to 600 Tons
  • Proof Testing & Custom Tagging available
  • Certificates of Test & Conformance available
  • ASME & API Rigging related Training
  • Training aids available to customers




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Upcoming Events


May 4-7, 2015

Offshore Technology Conference

Houston, TX 

May 12-15, 2015

ACRP General Assembly

Kansas City, MO


May 14, 2015

IADC Drilling Onshore Conference

Houston, TX 

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