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WJ Group Orders Stertil-Koni Lifts For Its Commercial Vehicle Fleet

18/03/24 | 2024

Stertil-Koni has delivered two additional 8.5t wireless mobile columns to WJ Group in Airdrie, Scotland. The company had previously acquired a set of four ST1085FWA lifts from Stertil-Koni two years ago. With a recent change in their fleet and an increased weight capacity requirement for their road marking vehicles, WJ Group made the decision to invest in an additional two lifts. This expansion will facilitate the lifting of twin rear axle vehicles with a heavier payload. 

Each wireless ST1085FWA lift in the set offers a safe lifting capacity of 8.5 tonnes, resulting in an impressive overall safe lifting capacity of 51 tonnes. These columns feature Stertil-Koni’s cutting-edge ebright Smart Control System, allowing workshop engineers to operate the lifts individually, in pairs, or in any desired combination from any column within the set. The wireless design also provides complete flexibility in positioning, enabling use in various configurations around a vehicle.

Stertil-Koni Mobile Column Lift

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. Additionally, an independent mechanical locking system in each column enables technicians to securely lock the lift, preventing inadvertent lowering of the vehicle. 

The Stertil-Koni ST1085FWA heavy-duty lift is powered by long-life deep cycle batteries, delivering optimal performance for approximately a week on average before requiring recharging. Unlike screw-lift systems, power is only utilised for raising the vehicle, minimising downtime for recharging. Recharging is easily accomplished via a 230v single-phase supply. Importantly, the absence of cables on the workshop floor eliminates tripping hazards, offering valuable health and safety benefits.

With no power or communication cables needed, setup time is greatly reduced, ensuring the system is 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 ST1085FWA easily meets the challenge of lifting vehicles with varying tyre widths, ensuring maximum versatility. 

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