A R Haddy & Son has recently commenced the process of updating and enlarging its vehicle workshop which is based at the company’s site in Saltash, Cornwall. As a crucial element of this project, and following positive recommendations, Autocraft Equipment was commissioned to supply and install the Stertil Koni vehicle lift, type ST4250.
The ST4250 incorporates a number of unique features including a very low drive-on height and the complete absence of crossbeams. The adjustable spacing between the lift’s two platforms ensures the ideal width to suit the broadest range of vehicles. This, in turn, ensures maximum space utilisation within the busiest of workshops.
Electronic control of the lift’s hydraulic system provides a smooth lifting and lowering cycle, even for vehicles with an uneven load distribution. Other innovative features include a programmable lifting height, impact-resistant LED lighting that switches on and off automatically just above floor level plus an audible warning signal to help prevent technicians’ feet becoming trapped.
The Stertil Koni 4-Post ST4250 is operated via a control panel featuring hold-to-run low voltage push buttons. Also, the lift’s control system utilises a numerical onboard self-diagnostic programme that provides technicians with constant information on the system’s status.
The lift offers a maximum lifting height of 1,900mm in 77 seconds, the lift is one of the world’s fastest in its class. During lifting and lowering operations, an integral patented mechanical locking system operates independently of the lifting system. Relying on gravity alone, this mechanical locking system is permanently enabled to guarantee the highest possible safety standards.
Each cylinder incorporated within the ST4250 is fitted with an oil flow control valve that is enabled throughout the lifting process. Furthermore, an integrated over-pressure valve is fitted as standard to prevent all lifting columns from becoming overloaded.