Stertil Koni have recently provided a set of their 7.5t Wireless Mobile Column Lifts to the Kilpheder workshop of DA Travel on the remote Outer Hebridean isle of South Uist.
The remote location led the owners to research which workshop equipment the local Western Isles Council, HIAL Airports and fire brigades were using, as they too needed to ensure that they were purchasing well-recommended, high-quality vehicle lifts with a decent service/breakdown back-up from the manufacturer. That equipment manufacturer turned out to be Stertil Koni, so it was without hesitation that owner Duncan Aitken placed his order for a set of four columns and 2 sets of heavy-duty 8.5t axle stands, one tall set and one medium.
The ST1075FWA lifts comprise of a set of 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 revolutionary 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 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 engineers.
The Stertil Koni ST1075FWA 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 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, providing valuable health and safety benefits.