Stertil Koni’s newest lifting innovation, the Earthlift, continues to attract increasing levels of interest following its launch at this year’s CV Show.
Stertil says it wanted to set the ‘green’ standard in the industry by producing an environmentally friendly lift. It set out to design an ergonomically efficient, economically productive and user-friendly model, which would contribute towards the reduction of a business’s carbon footprint. The firm developed a unique Active Energy Retrieval System, using gravity and the load of the 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 to use 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.
Stertil Koni Earthlift’s high performance also works fully wireless, using a system developed for industrial applications and not susceptible to interference. The absence of cables provides maximum access to the vehicle, with no risk of tripping and also makes the installation of the columns quicker and simpler. Earthlift’s variable raising and lowering speeds mean vehicles can be positioned extremely accurately.
Earthlift’s special green characteristics include bio-degradable hydraulic oil, 98% of which can be recycled at the end of its long life.
“We’re really excited about the Earthlift and the implications it has for vehicle lifting innovation,” said Tony Edge, general manager of Stertil Koni. “There’s no competitor offering anything close to the Earthlift right now and we believe it represents the future of product development in this market.”
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