Alliance Transport Technologies (ATT) specified two sets of Stertil Koni heavy-duty wireless mobile column vehicle lifts to simplify a wide range of activities within the company’s modern workshop in Wakefield.
“We had no hesitation in specifying the Stertil Koni lifts based on an excellent price and previous experience of using these wireless mobile column lifts in other workshops,” says Jordan Carter, Workshop Manager at ATT. “As well as ease of use and operating speed, our workshop technicians particularly appreciate the lifts’ adjustable forks which means that they no longer have to fit wheel adaptors to cater for smaller tyre sizes.”
Established in 1993 as Alliance Electronics, the company quickly earned a reputation for excellence in the provision of remanufactured electronic components. In 2017, due to demand from key customers, its range of services was expanded and ATT now provides comprehensive solutions to the commercial vehicle, bus and coach markets. With its uncompromising approach to quality and a dedication to partnering with fleet customers, the company continues to provide an unrivalled level of expertise in aftermarket technologies.
The Stertil Koni wireless mobile column lifts support the ATT workshop in Wakefield to carry out vehicle repairs, general service and maintenance plus engine rebuilding and large unit repairs. Up to 30 vehicles a week pass through the workshop including HGVs, public service vehicles and light commercial vehicles. Both sets of ST1075FWA heavy-duty lifts are used throughout a daily ten hour shift, five days a week.
Both sets of Stertil Koni heavy-duty vehicle lifts comprise four wireless mobile columns, type ST1075FWA, each providing a lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes thereby ensuring an overall safe lifting capacity of 30 tonnes when used as a set of four. Each column incorporates Stertil Koni’s revolutionary ebright Smart Control System which allows workshop technicians 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 totally flexible, enabling them to be used in any configuration around a vehicle.
Featuring 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 workshop technicians. In fact, technicians can also use the touch screen whilst wearing gloves if enhanced hygiene measures are in place.
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.
This heavy-duty lift is powered by long-life deep cycle batteries which provide optimum performance for at least a week on average before recharging is necessary. Also, battery life is prolonged due to the fact that, unlike a screw-lift, power is only used to raise the 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, providing valuable health and safety benefits.
The absence of power and communication cables means that set-up time is greatly reduced thereby making the system fully operational much more quickly. Significantly, the lift’s unique synchronisation system ensures a smooth lifting and lowering cycle, even in the event of extremely uneven load distribution. Supplied complete with adjustable width forks, the Stertil Koni ST1075FWA easily meets the challenge of lifting vehicles with differing tyre widths to ensure maximum versatility. Also, the ST1075FWA 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.
Another important feature of the lift is its suitability for use both inside the workshop and on adjacent outside areas. This flexibility is particularly useful when workshop space is limited during periods of high demand.