Stertil Koni vehicle lifts support £12 million college workshop

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Northampton-based Stertil Koni has supplied a range of vehicle lifting equipment as part of a £12 million project to build and fit out a new Engineering and Motor Vehicle Workshop at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe.

Supporting over 7000 students, North Lindsey College offers numerous full and part-time courses including A-Levels, vocational qualifications or a combination of both. The College is also the largest local provider of apprenticeships whilst higher education courses are also available at the College's University Centre.

Apprentices and other students receive instruction on the maintenance and servicing of different vehicle types, including family cars, vans and HGVs, within the new Engineering and Motor Vehicle Workshop. To simplify this activity, Stertil Koni supplied and installed five sets of SK2030 2-post vehicle lifts and an ST4175 4-post recessed lift.

Totally unrestricted access to raised vehicles is one of the principal features of the 3000kg capacity SK2030 2-post lift. This is assured by the lift's baseless design, folded steel columns and the asymmetric positioning of the double-telescopic lifting arms. Offering a pick-up height of just 90mm and a maximum lifting height of 2020mm, which is reached in only 25 seconds, the SK2030 is ideal for lifting cars and light commercial vans.

Engineered to provide rugged and reliable, low maintenance performance, the SK2030 electro-hydraulic lift operates from a 3-phase power supply as standard although a single phase option is available. Significantly, this lift incorporates specially designed footplates that not only ensure exceptional stability but also allow fast and simple installation on concrete floors of just 13cm thickness.

Accessibility is also one of the key features of the Stertil Koni ST4175 vehicle lift. The absence of cross beams means that workshop engineers have unrestricted access to the underside of raised vehicles when carrying out repair, maintenance and servicing tasks. Another important element of the lift's design is its choice of platform lengths - from six metres to 11.5 metres - which provides a low drive-on height of just 240mm. This means that every type of vehicle, including low floor buses, can be driven onto the lift safely and easily.

All movement of the 17.5 tonnes capacity ST4175 lift is controlled electronically. Precise operator control of the lift is achieved by using a well positioned control panel mounted on one of the lifting columns. The control panel also allows workshop engineers to programme a number of functions into the lift including vehicle width settings and a maximum lifting height. This 4-post model also features a maintenance-free synthetic runner wheel system, which is self lubricating and is covered by a lifetime guarantee. North Lindsey College specified the ST4175 lift complete with a full LED lighting kit together with a 12 tonne jacking beam and air kit.

"The massive investment in the new Engineering and Motor Vehicle Workshop at North Lindsey College will play an extremely significant part in training the next generation of engineers," Says Tony Edge, general manager of Stertil Koni. "As a company, we are delighted to contribute to this initiative with models from our award-winning range of vehicle lifts."

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