With the growing demands on today’s heavy-duty vehicle lifts, Stertil-Koni says it is now emphasizing the importance of product certification by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), combined with a regular program of scheduled maintenance and annual lift inspection to ensure maximum performance and operational safety.
According to Stertil-Koni, certification, as ALI notes on its website, “is a system whereby an independent, third-party organization determines that a manufacturer has the ability to produce a product that complies with a specific set of standards. Certification further authorizes the manufacturer to use the controlled label of the third party on listed products representing the certified model.”
“The ALI Gold Label, indicating product certification, is fundamental to ensuring the highest quality standards in the lift industry,” says Dr. Jean DellAmore, Stertil-Koni USA president. “It assures the customer that a particular lift model is in electrical and mechanical compliance with established and agreed-upon standards.”
Stertil-Koni also says heavy-duty vehicle lifts should be serviced regularly in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended schedule.
“Safety is paramount,” says DellAmore, “and routine servicing is the way to go … We support ALI’s recommendation that vehicle lifts be inspected at least once per year, or more frequently if specified.”