The equipment is used to lift a range of vehicles including Scania Tipper eight-wheelers, Scania three-axle trucks and two-axle coaches. The lifts are in use from 6am to 10pm each day and, on average, support workshop and body shop activities involving five vehicles each day.
The 7500kg rated Stertil Koni ST1075FWF wireless mobile column lifts are used as a set of four to give a total lifting capacity of 30 tonnes. A control box is mounted on each column to enable operation from any column; the columns can be operated individually, in pairs or all at once.
The eBright control system has full-colour touchscreen consoles. Engineers can see instantly how many columns are being used, the battery status of each column and whether the mechanical locks are engaged.
Each column has two long-life deep cycle batteries which can power the fully-laden column for more than 30 lifting cycles – usually a week’s use.
Paul Digby, general manager at Scania Sheffield, says: “We decided to purchase the lifts based on their build quality and durability. We also welcome the fact that there are no cables to cause problems on the workshop floors and the price was also very competitive.”