“We’ve used Stertil Koni mobile column lifts for a few years and they’ve never let us down,” says Workshop Manager Mark Crompton. “In fact, if we had more room, we would have more lifts!”
Following the successful use of a set of Stertil Koni mobile wireless column lifts for a number of years, Denbighshire County Council recently purchased a second set to support a new wash bay facility at its Kinmel Park depot in Bodelwyddan. Each of the ST1075FSA columns provides a lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes which means that, when used as a set of four, the combined capacity of 30 tonnes ensures complete safety when dealing with the largest and heaviest vehicles.
The range of vehicles lifted by the set of Stertil Koni wash bay columns include road sweepers and gritters plus two- and three-axle refuse collection lorries weighing up to 26 tonnes.
“We find that the versatility of the lifts ensures excellent accessibility whilst steam cleaning vehicles without needing to climb up and down ramps,” says Workshop Manager, Mark Crompton, “which is a real Health and Safety benefit for our wash bay operatives.”
Each column incorporates Stertil Koni’s revolutionary ebright Smart Control System which provides complete flexibility by allowing wash bay staff to operate the columns individually, in pairs or in any other configuration from any column in the set. The ST1075FSA provides a maximum lifting height of 1.85 metres which is reached in just 75 seconds thereby making it one of the fastest heavy duty commercial vehicle lifts available.
Incorporating full-colour touch screen consoles, the ebright Smart Control System has been designed and developed to simplify operation by providing maximum visual information about every lifting operation - all at the fingertips of the wash bay crew. For added safety and performance, the ebright Smart Control System also shows how many columns in the set are being used.
The columns incorporate Stertil’s maintenance-free, synthetic runner wheel system, which is self-lubricating, and the system is covered by a lifetime guarantee. An integral advanced hydraulic lifting system incorporates a microprocessor-controlled synchronisation feature to ensure safe, smooth and precise movement at all times.
Safety is further enhanced by an independent mechanical locking system, incorporated into each column, which allows operatives to securely lock the lift to prevent a vehicle from being inadvertently lowered. The lifts were also supplied complete with a set of heavy duty wash bay covers to ensure safe and reliable performance in a challenging environment.
Denbighshire County Council relies on the Stertil Koni ST1075FSA mobile wireless column lifts to support wash bay activities throughout six days a week. On average, the wash bay handles up to five vehicles a day with steam cleaning taking up to two hours per vehicle.
WEBSITE LINK: www.denbighshire.gov.uk