STEVENSVILLE, MD. — Heavy-duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced that it has incorporated its advanced, full-color, touch-screen control console, known as the ebright Smart Control System, into the company’s popular, state-of-the-art high-pressure inground telescopic piston lifting system—the DIAMONDLIFT.
First deployed on Stertil-Koni wireless mobile column lifts in 2015, the ebright Smart Control System has been integrated into the company’s battery-operated cable mobile column lifts, as well as the ultra-shallow, full-rise, axle-engaging in-ground scissor-lifting system, the ECOLIFT.
The addition of the ebright Smart Control System in the above-ground console makes the ongoing operation and monitoring of DIAMONDLIFT even easier. It places all critical information directly at the fingertips of the person who needs it most—the busy technician on the shop floor.
In making today’s announcement, Stertil-Koni President, Dr. Jean DellAmore noted, “Stertil-Koni has brought the very best in engineering, digital control and continuous operator feedback to heavy-duty vehicle maintenance shops across North America, with our distinctive, 7-inch, full-color touch-screen control system. Now, we are extremely pleased to bring the ebright Smart Control System to the DIAMONDLIFT. It delivers intuitive ease-of-use in an extremely familiar, operator-friendly format that resembles today’s most popular tablet devices.”
Added Matthias Lennemann, sales manager for heavy-duty in-ground lifts at Stertil-Koni, “What’s particularly special is that technicians and their managers can now see in real-time how the lifts are being used, observe warning and service alerts, and monitor the lift’s motor run timer. It’s a great way to more efficiently track the equipment, schedule upkeep and use maintenance dollars more effectively.”
From a broader perspective, the ebright Smart Control System is an extension of the concept of human-machine-interface (HMI), which provides greater control of the vehicle lift in a very familiar, electronic notepad-style delivery system.
These include an optional continuous recess system that allows the bolster to recess flush to the floor anywhere in the horizontal range of piston travel. Further, the company has debuted a differential adapter, an accessory that “cradles” the differential. The adapter is self-centering, thanks to spring-loaded ball bearings (meaning it centers itself underneath the differential), making the setup and use quick, easy, convenient and safe.
The DIAMONDLIFT, which was designed to accommodate vehicles that have extremely low ground clearances, has a lifting capacity up to 35,000 lbs. per piston, or a total of 105,000 lbs. in the three-piston configuration. It is available in two versions: “cassette” and “frame.”
Watch a video showcasing the DIAMONDLIFT ebright Smart Control System and Continuous Recess here.
Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, is the global market leader in heavy-duty vehicle lifts—bus lifts and truck lifts—and is the preferred supplier to the world’s leading companies in the truck and bus industries. Stertil-Koni’s breadth of products meets all ranges of lifting needs. It includes mobile column lifts, 2-post, 4-post, inground piston lifts, platform lifts, half-scissors, and its innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The DIAMOND LIFT is now available in a “frame” version, engineered specifically for concrete foundations, and is ideal for replacement situations. Stertil-Koni is especially well-known for its portable lifts (mobile columns) and high-performance in-ground and platform lifting systems. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland. Stertil-Koni has production facilities in Europe, The Netherlands, and in Streator, Illinois.