This year’s Euro Bus Expo provides Stertil Koni with the perfect opportunity to showcase its latest generation wireless, mobile column lift – the Earthlift.
Visitors to the company’s stand (C40) will see live demonstrations of the latest model ST1082 Earthlift which is widely acknowledged as one of the most sophisticated and reliable vehicle lifts on the market. Significantly, the Earthlift has been developed specifically as an environmentally friendly lift which continues to set ‘green’ standards across the industry.
As well as recognising the need to design an ergonomically efficient, economically productive and user-friendly model, Stertil Koni was also determined to produce a vehicle lift that would contribute towards the reduction of a business’s carbon footprint. This determination led to the development of its unique Active Energy Retrieval System which uses gravity and the load of a lifted vehicle to retrieve energy and then store it in the batteries of the lift’s wireless mobile columns.
The principle of the Active Energy Retrieval System is as brilliant as it is simple: to utilise the energy generated by the raised vehicle as it comes back down. In other words, to regain the gravitational energy. The new system increases the number of lifting cycles by about 35%, compared to a fully-charged set of wireless mobiles under maximum load. In addition to the reduction in power consumption, the Earthlift’s batteries need less recharging, thus increasing productivity and reducing costs as well.
Featuring a fully wireless operating system originally developed for industrial applications and not susceptible to interference, the Earthlift provides excellent performance and reliability. The absence of cables ensures maximum unobstructed access to the underside of vehicles, with no risk of tripping, and also makes the installation of the columns quicker and simpler. Also, the Earthlift’s variable raising and lowering speeds mean that vehicles can be positioned extremely accurately.
Thanks to the Earthlift’s special characteristics, including bio-degradable hydraulic oil, 98% of it can be recycled at the end of its long life. The combination of this with the Earthlift’s energy-saving features and Stertil Koni’s unrivalled manufacturing standards, make it the most advanced and sophisticated mobile column lift on the planet.
"The Earthlift has really raised the bar in vehicle lifting and brought a traditional application into the 21st Century," says Tony Edge, General Manager of Stertil Koni. "As a truly environmentally friendly product, our latest generation Earthlift is being increasingly specified by many leading names in the logistics, transport, coach and bus industries. One of our customers says the Earthlift has provided his operation with the biggest impact in the smallest carbon footprint!"