Stertil lifts help Go North West29 November 2023

Stertil Koni wireless mobile column lifts

Stertil Koni has provided 12 sets of 7.5 wireless mobile column lifts to support Go North West’s Bee Network in Manchester.

The columns will be used at the new depots of Go North West in Bolton and Wigan.

Each set of ST1075FWA lifts comprises four wireless mobile columns, each offering a lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes thereby providing an overall safe lifting capacity of 30 tonnes. Each column incorporates Stertil-Koni’s ebright Smart Control System, which allows workshop engineers to operate the columns individually, in pairs, or in any other combination from any column in the set. Positioning of the wireless columns is also flexible, enabling them to be used in any configuration around a vehicle.

For added safety and performance, the ebright Smart Control System also shows how many columns in the set are being used, plus the battery status of each column. Safety is further enhanced by an independent mechanical locking system incorporated into each column, which allows technicians to securely lock the lift to prevent a vehicle from being inadvertently lowered.

The Stertil-Koni ST1075FWA heavy-duty lift is powered by long-life deep cycle batteries, which are said to provide optimum performance for at least a week on average before recharging is necessary. Also, battery life is prolonged due to the fact that power is only used to raise a vehicle therefore less time is spent recharging the lift which is carried out via a 230v single phase supply. Importantly, with no cables on the workshop floor, the risk of tripping is removed.

According to Stertil, the absence of power and communication cables means that set-up time is reduced thereby making the system fully operational much more quickly. Significantly, the lift’s synchronisation system ensures a smooth lifting and lowering cycle, even in the event of uneven load distribution. Supplied with adjustable width forks, the Stertil-Koni ST1075FWA easily meets the challenge of lifting vehicles with differing tyre widths.

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