Stertil Koni has highlighted the environmental benefits of the latest version of its Earthlift heavy duty mobile column vehicle lift.
It says that when the Earthlift was first conceived, it set out to create “an ergonomically efficient, economically productive and user-friendly model that would contribute towards the reduction of a workshop’s carbon footprint.”
That work included the development of a unique and patented Active Energy Retrieval System. It regains energy within the raised vehicle as it returns to floor level and stores it in the batteries. That reduces the frequency of charges required and increases the number of lifting cycles by around 35% when compared to a fully charged set of wireless mobile lifts under maximum load, the manufacturer says.
The latest generation Earthlift includes the ebright Smart Control System. It allows workshop staff to operate the lifts from any column in the set and its wireless mesh networking system eliminates any potential for communication problems between individual columns when numerous sets are used in the same building.
Equipped with 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 at the fingers of workshop technicians,” says the manufacturer. For added safety and performance, it shows how many columns in the set are being used.
Stertil Koni has also selected components that fit with its environmentally friendly brief for the Earthlift. Biodegradable hydraulic oil is used, and 98% of all Earthlifts can be recycled at the end of their working lives.
“Since its launch in 2007, the Earthlift has been continually updated and improved,” says Stertil Koni General Manager Tony Edge. “Today, with increasing emphasis on clean and sustainable fuel sources, we believe that equal importance should be given to environmentally friendly workshop equipment and practices. In that respect, the latest generation Earthlift ticks all the boxes.”