Established over 10 years ago, SA1 MOT Centre provides a comprehensive range of workshop services to commercial and private customers not only within the city of Swansea but also throughout South Wales. The company opened a second workshop in January 2021 to meet increasing demand for its services which include MOT testing, clutch and brake repairs, timing belt replacements, steering and suspension work plus chassis and body welding. To simplify and support these activities, SA1 MOT Centre decided to invest in a set of four Stertil Koni wireless mobile column lifts, type ST1075FWA.
In addition, Stertil Koni supplied an A Frame traverse beam to ensure the safe and secure lifting of trailers.
“Some years ago, I had experience of working with Stertil Koni lifts so I knew they were very reliable,” says David Rees, owner of SA1 MOT Centre. “Our new set of wireless column lifts is particularly easy to use with the ebright Smart Control System. Also, they’re very manoeuvrable which enables us to make the best use of floor space within our new, fully equipped workshop.”
While each of these heavy-duty column lifts provides a safe lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes, when used as a set of four, the combined capacity is 30 tonnes. These latest generation lifts incorporate Stertil Koni’s ebright smart control system, which allows workshop staff to operate the columns individually, in pairs or in any other combination from any column in the set.
The lifts are powered by batteries which provide optimum performance for at least a week on average before recharging is necessary. Also, battery life is prolonged due to the fact that, unlike a screw-lift, power is only used to raise the vehicle. Recharging the lift is accomplished 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.
The ST1075FWA provides a maximum lifting height of 1.85 metres which is reached in just 75 seconds thereby making it one of the fastest commercial vehicle lifts available.