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DAF Trucks UK Training School Orders Stertil-Koni Mobile Column Lifts

26/03/24 | 2024

Stertil-Koni have recently installed a set of four of their innovative 7.5t Wireless Mobile Column Lifts at the DAF Trucks Training School, located at their 50,000 square foot Headquarters in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire.  

The DAF Academy, which is responsible for training in the region of 1600 Technicians from DAF Trucks UK dealer network of 136 dealers, contacted Stertil last year to enquire about the provision of mobile column lifts.  

The DAF Academy chose column lifts over a fixed lift as it enables them greater flexibility in the utilisation of the training school, to support the delivery of their Technical training programme. Alongside the lifts themselves, a set of four tall axle stands were also supplied (including the additional U-shaped plates for the stands) to enable the training vehicles to be safely supported once lifted. 

Upon delivery of the mobile lifts and stands, commissioning took place at the DAF Academy training school alongside training for the DAF Academy Service training team. 

DAF Trucks using Stertil-Koni Column Lifts

The Stertil-Koni ST1075FWA wireless mobile column lifts provide a safe lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes. This means that, when used as a set of four, the combined capacity of the Stertil-Koni lifts is an impressive 30 tonnes. Each column incorporates Stertil-Koni’s revolutionary ebright Smart Control System which allows workshop staff 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. Crucially, the ebright’s wireless mesh networking system eradicates any possibility of communication problems between individual columns when numerous sets are used in the same building.  

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. For added safety and performance, the ebright Smart Control System also shows how many columns in the set are being used.  

These heavy-duty lifts are 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 thereby providing valuable health and safety benefits.  

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 absence of power and communication cables means that set-up time is greatly reduced, 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. 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 commercial vehicle lifts available in the market today. 

Contact Stertil-Koni on 01604 662049, or email lifts@stertil.co.uk.