Heavy-duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni is now shipping battery-operated cabled mobile column lifts with the company’s full-color, touch screen control technology, known as the ebright Smart Control System, to customers across North America.

First deployed on Stertil-Koni wireless mobile column lifts in 2015, the enhanced ebright Smart Control System provides intuitive, ease-of-use with maximum visual information about the lifting process – all at the fingertips of the person who needs it most – the busy technician on the shop floor.

"Stertil-Koni has brought the very best in digital control and operator information to fleet maintenance shops across North America with our distinctive, seven-inch, full-color touch screen console. It provides the intuitive features of a smartphone or a tablet directly to the operating panel of our vehicle lifts.," said Stertil-Koni President Dr. Jean DellAmore. “Now, Stertil-Koni is bringing this same technology to our more economically priced wired mobile column lifts, which also showcase the best in heavy-duty hydraulic lifting, but use interconnecting communication wires rather than wireless connectivity.”

From a broader perspective, the ebright Smart Control System is an extension of the concept of human-machine-interface (HMI), providing greater control of the vehicle lift in a very familiar, electronic notepad-style delivery system.

The approach delivers the following:

  • Intuitive controls with actual data about the lift in action.
  • Tracking of specific operations and information codes.
  • Relevant information available at a glance.
  • Actual lifting height displayed.
  • Adjustable lowering speed via touchscreen.
  • Visual display of maximum programmable lifting height.
  • Warning and maintenance service alerts.