WJ Group goes wireless with Stertil-Koni

By Categories: Commercial NewsPublished On: Friday 22 March 2024

Stertil-Koni has delivered two additional 8.5t wireless mobile columns to WJ Group in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire.

The company had previously acquired a set of four ST1085FWA lifts from Stertil-Koni two years ago; but with a recent change in the fleet and an increased weight capacity requirement for its 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.

The wireless ST1085FWA lift set has a safe lifting capacity of 8.5 tonnes per lift, totalling 51 tonnes for the set. The ebright Smart Control System by Stertil-Koni is integrated into these columns, enabling engineers to operate the lifts individually, in pairs, or in any combination from any column. The wireless design allows for flexible positioning and use in different configurations.

The ebright Smart Control System also displays the number of columns in use and the battery status of each column for additional safety and performance. Each column is equipped with an independent mechanical locking system, allowing technicians to lock the lift securely and prevent accidental lowering of the vehicle.

The ST1085FWA lift by Stertil-Koni is powered by long-life deep cycle batteries, providing approximately a week of optimal performance on average before needing to be recharged.

Unlike screw-lift systems, power is only used to raise the vehicle, says Stertil-Koni, thereby minimising recharging downtime. The recharging process is straightforward via 230v single-phase supply. The lack of cables on the workshop floor reduces tripping hazards, contributing to health and safety.

The absence of power and communication cables is said to significantly reduce setup time, while the lift’s synchronisation system ensures a smooth lifting and lowering cycle, even in the event of highly uneven load distribution. The ST1085FWA, supplied with adjustable width forks, can lift vehicles with different tyre widths, providing added versatility.