Stertil-Koni, the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, held a Demo Day at its U.S. headquarters in Stevensville, MD, to display and demonstrate a variety of its vehicle lifts to potential customers and customers and to its distributors and distributor salespeople of its products.
The purpose of the event, explained Stertil-Koni president Jean DellAmore, was to provide an overview of the company, highlight its breadth of lift products that includes mobile lifts, two-post, four-post, in-ground lifts, parallelogram lifts, half-scissors and in-ground, scissor-style hydraulic lifts, plus show how some of the lifts operate.
Four particular Stertil-Koni lifts were put through their paces at the event:
- The new Diamond Lift - A state-of-the-art high-pressure telescopic piston lift, it is designed for precision heavy duty lifting performance, durability, ease of use and environmental containment.
- Earthlift - A wireless mobile column lift approved for outdoor and indoor use, it features hydraulic operation for rapid ascent and descent; a gravity-fed locking system that uses no springs, which can rust or distort; self-diagnosis and troubleshooting protocol; integrated micro-processor based printed circuit boards that offer fail-safe operation; encrypted wireless network for precision lifting and allows operation from any control panel in the set (up to 28 columns in a set) for synchronized operation; and four advanced design synthetic carriage guide rollers for smooth operation and low maintenance requirements.
- ECOLIFT - An ultra-shallow, full-rise, in-ground axle engaging lift, it features an ecologically friendly design with a front bolster that recesses flush to the floor anywhere in the front pit travel and is not limited to one pocket location.
- SKYLIFT - A platform lift that has two independent runways that have no connection to get in the way of operator movement or under-chassis access, its modular design allows for flush mounted or surface mounted installation and various lengths to be incorporated in a single lift.
The products presentations were informal, with attendees asking questions and seeking clarifications throughout.
“The trend over the past few years has been shops going with different styles of lifts, DellAmore said. “They want a multiplicity of designs to handle different types of jobs faster. This can improve bay productivity and speed of service, enabling shops to complete more jobs each day.
“At Stertil-Koni, we’re promoting our campaign, Freedom of Choice, because we offer a wide variety of lift products to meet all ranges of lifting needs.”
Lift manufacturer Stertil-Koni recommends ALI lift certification, scheduled servicing and annual inspection for maximum performance and safety.
Patent will cover the ECOLIFT system, including the combination of the scissor mechanism, carriage, cover and other parts.