September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Stertil-Koni announced the introduction of Diamond Lift, a high-pressure telescopic piston lift.
Made in the USA at Stertil-Koni's manufacturing facility in Streator, Ill., Diamond Lift will be available in either a two- or three-piston configuration with a total lifting capacity of 64,000 pounds and 96,000 pounds respectively. The design of the Diamond Lift's telescopic pistons protects all the critical seals from potential damage by debris.
The Diamond Lift's piston rods are hard-chrome plated for protection against corrosion and wear, and thus optimized to handle the harsh environments of today's busy workshops.
The Diamond Lift uses biodegradable oil and the upper portion of the steel containment is hot galvanized, which provides corrosion resistance at floor level and ensures proper interlock with the foundation. In addition, the containments are coated internally and externally with DiamondGuard, which safeguards against corrosion and electrolysis and prohibits hazardous shop fluids from entering the environment.
The Diamond Lift also features a mechanical locking system that uses a hardened, nitro carburized locking rod to provide superior resistance to corrosion and wear, according to the company. The Diamond Lift is designed to allow the lift to be lowered into a mechanically locked situation without placing undesired pressures on the piston seals.
The gravity engaged locking assembly is easy to service and can be accessed from floor level. The Diamond Lift moveable lifting unit and aluminium trench covering system travel on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene slides atop a stainless steel guide, which are maintenance free.
Ultrasonic sensors provide real-time synchronization for safety. Plus, all power units and control components are located in the above-ground console for easy troubleshooting and maintenance.