Topview turns to Stertil Koni for maintenance

Topview turns to Stertil Koni for maintenance

London sightseeing specialist, Topview, is relying on Stertil Koni to give its fleet of Scania double deckers the lift they need when it comes to repair and maintenance. The equipment provider recently installed two sets of 7.5t wireless mobile column lifts at Topview’s new Wimbledon workshops to help the business keep its commitment of providing the best sightseeing opportunities to help create an unforgettable experience for city visitors.

The ST1075FWA wireless mobile column lifts provide a safe lifting capacity of 7.5t. This means that, when used as a set of four, the combined capacity of the lifts is an impressive 30t. Each column incorporates Stertil’s ebright smart control system that allows workshop staff to operate the columns individually, in pairs or in any other combination from any column in the set. Positioning of the wireless columns is also totally flexible, enabling them to be used in any configuration around a vehicle. Crucially, the ebright’s wireless mesh networking system eradicates any possibility of communication problems between individual columns when numerous sets are used in the same building.

Safety features

Featuring full-colour touch screen consoles, the ebright system has been designed and developed to simplify operation by providing maximum visual information about every lifting operation – all at the fingertips of the workshop technicians. For added safety and performance, the system also shows how many columns in the set are being used.

These heavy-duty lifts are powered by long-life deep cycle batteries which provide optimum performance for at least a week on average before recharging is necessary. Also, battery life is prolonged since, unlike a screw-lift, power is only used to raise the vehicle therefore less time is spent recharging the lift which is carried out via a 230V single phase supply. Importantly, with no cables on the workshop floor, the risk of tripping is removed thereby providing valuable health and safety benefits.

Safety is further enhanced by an independent mechanical locking system, incorporated into each column, which allows technicians to securely lock the lift to prevent a vehicle from being inadvertently lowered. The absence of power and communication cables means that set-up time is greatly reduced, making the system 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. The ST1075FWA provides a maximum lifting height of 1.85m, reached in just 75 seconds, making it one of the fastest commercial vehicle lifts available in the market today.

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