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Stertil Awarded European Patent Heavy Duty Platform Lift for Commercial Vehicles

03/03/2015 | 2015

Kootstertille, The Netherlands - Stertil under the trade name ofStertil-Koni, the worldwide market leader in heavy dutycommercial vehicle lifts, has been awarded the EuropeanPatent EP 2 038 201 B1 for its space-saving revolutionarycompletely vertical lifting, platform lift the SKYLIFT. The patent has been issued by the European Patent Officeand covers the advanced process by which the Stertil-Koni SKYLIFT is designed.

The Stertil-Koni SKYLIFT has an innovative Y-shapedconstruction supporting the base plates diverting the forces aseffectively as possible. Conventionally built platform lifts oftenhave diverse assembly elements individually welded on theunderside of the carrier which can cause issues with alignmentdue to the high vertical and horizontal forces. The SKYLIFT has a relatively light-weight construction, is easy to install in commercial vehicle workshops and offers maximum flexibility due to the innovative design.

Tandem SKYLIFT 30 metres

 The SKYLIFT construction offers many benefits; freedom of movement for the mechanic under the platform; ease of operation with compact control box and self-diagnostics system; increased safety with independent mechanical locking with raising only 90mm from floor level and a built-in overload mechanism. The SKYLIFT can be extended with a special synchronisation set between the two lifts, this allows up to 30 metres with a lifting capacity of 70 tonnes, meaning that the SKYLIFT has the flexibility to be used as a single long lift or two individual lifts

Stertil-Koni has recently also received a second U.S.A. patent for thean ultra shallow pit scissor lift, the offering the SKYLIFT combination of superior lifting with an unique environmentally-friendlydesign.

Stertil-Koni has also a patent pending on a new product development in the rail freight wagon market, with the introduction of RF Wagonlift(Rolling Freight). The RF Wagonlift is a mobile column designed as a safe versatile andcost effective lift for wagon and bogie lifting, a truly unique concept inthe rail industry.

 About the Stertil Group

The Stertil Group offers its clients around the world technologically advanced solutions for all heavy duty lifting. Stertil-Koni is the global market leader in heavy duty commercial vehicle 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 and includes mobile column lifts, two-post, four-post, in-ground piston lifts, half-scissors platform lifts, and its superior platform vehicle lift the with its unique freedom of movement. Stertil-Koni is a part of the Stertil Group with headquarters in Kootstertille, in the north
of The Netherlands and production facilities in 
Europe, China and the U.S.A