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Smart Control | Date: 2016-03-31

This invention discloses a door-window sensor which can be integrated with the associated fittings of the door and window. The sensor cannot be seen from appearance of the door and window, thus making the door and window beautiful and elegant on the whole. It can be installed easily without the limitation of door and window in the external dimension; it is used to determine whether the door and window is locked or closed; its cost is at a lower level. For the sensor, the door and window consists of frame and leaf. The leaf is driven by the motor to rotate around the connected axis and locked to the frame by means of lock. It gets close to inner side of the frame when closed and away from inner side of the frame when opened. The sensor consists of induction generating components, inductive device and data processing unit. One of the induction generating component and inductive device is arranged on the outside of leaf corresponding to the lock and the other is arranged inside the frame corresponding to the lock hole. The data processing unit is arranged outside or inside the door and window. State change of the inductive device is sent to the data processing unit by wired and/or wireless means.


News Article | May 4, 2017
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Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced that six distributors in its North American network have earned the company’s first-ever Aspire Program awards. The Aspire Program salutes Stertil-Koni distributors who have achieved marked incremental sales gains on a year-over-year basis, thereby placing them in a new, heightened level of performance. Recipients of the Stertil-Koni 2016 Aspire Program are: In making today’s announcement, Stertil-Koni president, Dr. Jean DellAmore noted, “We firmly believe Stertil-Koni has the very best heavy duty vehicle lift distributors in the United States and Canada -- each of which, we are proud to say, is exclusive to Stertil-Koni in our industry. It is my great honor to recognize these top performers.” Also commenting was Aspire Program recipient, Matthew Morgan, vice president of Hoffman Services, located in Newark, New Jersey. He noted, “The combination of a complete, world-class product line, coupled within an aggressive sales and marketing force all linked to our partnership with Stertil-Koni, has provided us with a true, winning competitive edge in the heavy duty vehicle lift industry.” He continued: “We pride ourselves on standing behind the Stertil-Koni product line and providing exceptional customer service. In fact, we have a relevant saying in our industry – ‘salesmen create the first sale, the service department creates every sale thereafter.’ Our roots are based in top-tier service.” And those roots run deep. Hoffman Services is a multi-generational business that has been in operations since 1926. “When we teamed up with Stertil-Koni,” Morgan added, “all the pieces of the puzzle were there. Put together, we have further solidified the Hoffman brand based on integrity and character for more than 91 years.” Another Stertil-Koni Aspire Program winner, Dave Merrow, president of Heavy Duty Lift & Equipment, headquartered in Georgia and servicing a region that includes multiple states in the U.S. Southeast, stated, “It’s an honor to receive this award. I truly view our relationship with Stertil-Koni as an exceptional partnership. Together we are achieving great things in the heavy duty vehicle lift industry.” About Stertil-Koni Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, is the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – bus lifts and truck 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 with the ebright Smart Control System, two-post, four-post, in-ground piston lifts, platform lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The DIAMOND LIFT is now available in a “frame” version, engineered specifically for concrete foundations and ideal for replacement situations. Stertil-Koni is especially well known for its portable lifts (mobile columns) and high-performance in-ground and platform lifting systems. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland. Stertil-Koni has production facilities in Europe, in The Netherlands, and in the USA in Streator, Illinois.


News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

The harmful impact of urban air pollution could be combated by strategically placing low hedges along roads in a built-up environment of cities instead of taller trees, a new study has found The harmful impact of urban air pollution could be combated by strategically placing low hedges along roads in a built-up environment of cities instead of taller trees, a new study has found. The study, just published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, points out that low hedges reduce the impact of pollution from vehicles in cityscapes where there are large buildings close to roads, far more effectively than taller trees. In some environments, trees actually make the pollution more concentrated depending on prevailing wind conditions and built-up configurations. The study is a collaborative effort by partners from the UK, Europe and USA, led by the University of Surrey's Professor Prashant Kumar, under the umbrella of H2020 funded project, iSCAPE: Improving Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe. Higher trees only have more of an impact in reducing air pollution in areas which are more open and are less densely populated by taller buildings. Urban air quality continues to be a primary health concern as most of the world's population currently lives in urban areas (54% in 2014), and percentage is projected to rise to 66% by 2050; this is coupled with the fact that one of the main global sources of air pollution in cities is traffic emissions. Professor Prashant Kumar, who is Chair in Air Quality & Health at the University of Surrey, said future urban planning need to consider designing and implementing more "green infrastructure", such as trees or hedges in the built environment to create a more healthy urban lifestyle. Green infrastructure in cities is an urban planning solution for improving air quality as well as enhancing the sustainability of cities for growing urban populations. These green solutions include street trees, vegetation barriers (including hedges), green (or living) walls, and green roofs. They act as porous bodies which influence local dispersion of pollution and aid the deposition and removal of airborne pollutants, making the air cleaner. Professor Kumar said: "We all know air pollution is a major factor of everyday urban life. This comprehensive review highlights that trees and hedges, as well as other green infrastructure, must be used strategically to help create healthier, less polluted cities that are also more pleasant for everyone to live and work in. "Our other research study into London's air quality, published this week in Atmospheric Environment, investigated the underlining factors responsible for the air pollution exposure in urban environments. The other aspects, such as time of day and wind speed, emerged as important predictors of air pollution exposure for the above-ground modes (car, bus, walk) compared with openable/non-openable windows for the underground trains. "Our earlier study showed the weathering impact of air pollution on the building materials such as limestone, sandstone and carbon steel, used in many heritage buildings and built infrastructure. This is why we need to protect buildings as well as humans in cities in future urban planning, so the strategic placing of hedges, trees and other green infrastructure can have a direct benefit as an air pollution control measure in cities." The study also highlighted that green infrastructure has both positive and negative impacts on air quality at street levels, depending on the urban location it is in as well as its vegetation characteristics. In a "street canyon" environment, where buildings like skyscrapers are close together on either side of the street, high-level green infrastructure (such as trees) generally have a negative impact on air quality. Instead, low-level hedges reduce air pollution exposure in such places. In a similar way, green walls and roofs act as a sink to effectively reduce pollution. In open road conditions, thick, dense and tall vegetation barriers restrict the freshly emitted vehicle emissions from reaching roadsides in high concentrations where people walk, cycle or live nearby. Apart from air pollution reduction, other benefits of urban green infrastructure include urban heat island mitigation, the potential reduction in energy consumption, better stormwater management, and climate change mitigation. Professor Kumar added: "Under the framework of the iSCAPE project, we are currently performing targeted field investigations to quantify the effects of different types of green barriers along the busy open-road sides. This will help to develop evidence-based guidelines to support future urban planning and the public to make informed choices to "green up" their surrounding environments." Abhijith, K.V., Kumar, P., Gallagher, J., McNabola, A., Baldauf, R., Pilla, F., Broderick, B., Di Sabatino, S., Pulvirenti, B., 2017. Air Pollution Abatement Performances of Green Infrastructure in Open Road and Built-up Street Canyon Environments - A Review. Atmospheric Environment, Online link: https:/


News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: www.sciencedaily.com

The harmful impact of urban air pollution could be combated by strategically placing low hedges along roads in a built-up environment of cities instead of taller trees, a new study has found. The study, just published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, points out that low hedges reduce the impact of pollution from vehicles in cityscapes where there are large buildings close to roads, far more effectively than taller trees. In some environments, trees actually make the pollution more concentrated depending on prevailing wind conditions and built-up configurations. The study is a collaborative effort by partners from the UK, Europe and USA, led by the University of Surrey's Professor Prashant Kumar, under the umbrella of H2020 funded project, iSCAPE: Improving Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe. Higher trees only have more of an impact in reducing air pollution in areas which are more open and are less densely populated by taller buildings. Urban air quality continues to be a primary health concern as most of the world's population currently lives in urban areas (54% in 2014), and percentage is projected to rise to 66% by 2050; this is coupled with the fact that one of the main global sources of air pollution in cities is traffic emissions. Professor Prashant Kumar, who is Chair in Air Quality & Health at the University of Surrey, said future urban planning need to consider designing and implementing more "green infrastructure," such as trees or hedges in the built environment to create a more healthy urban lifestyle. Green infrastructure in cities is an urban planning solution for improving air quality as well as enhancing the sustainability of cities for growing urban populations. These green solutions include street trees, vegetation barriers (including hedges), green (or living) walls, and green roofs. They act as porous bodies which influence local dispersion of pollution and aid the deposition and removal of airborne pollutants, making the air cleaner. Professor Kumar said: "We all know air pollution is a major factor of everyday urban life. This comprehensive review highlights that trees and hedges, as well as other green infrastructure, must be used strategically to help create healthier, less polluted cities that are also more pleasant for everyone to live and work in. "Our other research study into London's air quality, published this week in Atmospheric Environment, investigated the underlining factors responsible for the air pollution exposure in urban environments. The other aspects, such as time of day and wind speed, emerged as important predictors of air pollution exposure for the above-ground modes (car, bus, walk) compared with openable/non-openable windows for the underground trains. "Our earlier study showed the weathering impact of air pollution on the building materials such as limestone, sandstone and carbon steel, used in many heritage buildings and built infrastructure. This is why we need to protect buildings as well as humans in cities in future urban planning, so the strategic placing of hedges, trees and other green infrastructure can have a direct benefit as an air pollution control measure in cities." The study also highlighted that green infrastructure has both positive and negative impacts on air quality at street levels, depending on the urban location it is in as well as its vegetation characteristics. In a "street canyon" environment, where buildings like skyscrapers are close together on either side of the street, high-level green infrastructure (such as trees) generally have a negative impact on air quality. Instead, low-level hedges reduce air pollution exposure in such places. In a similar way, green walls and roofs act as a sink to effectively reduce pollution. In open road conditions, thick, dense and tall vegetation barriers restrict the freshly emitted vehicle emissions from reaching roadsides in high concentrations where people walk, cycle or live nearby. Apart from air pollution reduction, other benefits of urban green infrastructure include urban heat island mitigation, the potential reduction in energy consumption, better stormwater management, and climate change mitigation. Professor Kumar added: "Under the framework of the iSCAPE project, we are currently performing targeted field investigations to quantify the effects of different types of green barriers along the busy open-road sides. This will help to develop evidence-based guidelines to support future urban planning and the public to make informed choices to "green up" their surrounding environments."


News Article | May 18, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Stertil-Koni USA, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, today announced that its U.S. manufacturing facility, Stertil ALM, located in Streator, Illinois, has recently produced its 7,500th unit made in the USA. Coming off the production line to achieve this historic milestone for the company was the ebright ST 1085 cabled mobile column lift – a durable, efficient and moderately priced heavy duty vehicle lift capable of lifting 18,500 lbs. per column or 74,000 lbs. for a set of four. The ebright ST 1085 is ideally suited for a broad range of vehicle lifting jobs, including transit, school and articulated buses, municipal work and utility vehicles, military, fire and rescue vehicles and multiple axle trucks. To commemorate the occasion, four ebright ST 1085s, including the 7,500th production lift, received a custom silver paint coating, adorned with a commemorative brass plaque signed by the entire production team at Stertil ALM. This set of four, one-of-a-kind mobile column lifts was then auctioned off at Stertil-Koni’s recently celebrated 21st annual distributor meeting, held in Stevensville, MD and Washington D.C., with a portion of the proceeds allocated for charity. In making today’s announcement, Stertil-Koni USA president, Dr. Jean DellAmore, stated, “We are extremely proud to manufacture world-class heavy duty vehicle lifts right here in the United States. Our team and products embody this sense of tremendous pride and Stertil-Koni’s ongoing dedication to building jobs – and world-class heavy duty vehicle lifting systems -- right here at home.” Added Allan Pavlick, vice president of Stertil ALM, “Stertil-Koni has made a substantial, ongoing investment in new technologies, state-of-the –art equipment and a greatly expanded manufacturing and assembly facility to deliver the very best in American-made, heavy duty vehicle lifts. This is our commitment to Stertil-Koni customers and distributors and we are extremely pleased to achieve this important milestone.” About Stertil-Koni Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, is the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts– bus lifts and truck 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 with the ebright Smart Control System, two-post, four-post, in-ground piston lifts, platform lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The DIAMOND LIFT is now available in a “frame” version, engineered specifically for concrete foundations and ideal for replacement situations. Stertil-Koni is especially well known for its portable lifts (mobile columns) and high-performance in-ground and platform lifting systems. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland. Stertil-Koni has production facilities in Europe, in The Netherlands, and in the USA in Streator, Illinois.


RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a leader in home appliance innovations, today announced the availability of its new robot vacuum, the POWERbot Turbo, which takes extreme cleaning to new levels with the world’s most powerful suction among robot vacuums*. The holiday entertaining season will be less of an undertaking with the intuitive power of a robot cleaning helper at your command. With a multitude of smart and intuitive features packed into a sleek, floor hugging machine, Samsung’s POWERbot Turbo offers an impressive mix of technological sophistication and stylish design. “Homeowners have told us again and again that one of their biggest challenges is keeping their homes clean and getting rid of the floor dirt and dust which never seems to go away,” said John Herrington, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Home Appliances at Samsung. “With holiday guests about to visit, you’ll need all the help you can get and the solution is pretty simple and practical: use as much strong and targeted vacuum suction power as possible. The POWERbot Turbo provides levels of performance that no other robot vacuum can match. And it joins a line of other POWERbot products that are your essential and powerful partners for a dirt- and dust-free home.” Setting a Smart New Bar in Cleaning Power and Precision In 2014, Samsung first introduced the POWERbot robot vacuum line, which offered unprecedented cleaning power and precision. It was an immediate hit that transformed the floor cleaning experience and set a new bar for convenience and performance. The new POWERbot Turbo amps up the level of suction, Wi-Fi control and convenience, banishing hard-to-vacuum dirt and other objects that have always been frustrating to pick up. With 70 times more powerful suction than the leading robot vacuum brand1, the Samsung POWERbot Turbo is the world’s most powerful model among robot vacuums– and one of the smartest. Its Smart Control Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to remotely guide the movement of your vacuum using your smartphone. The “Select & Go™” feature creates a virtual map of your home on your smartphone app, letting you select specific areas or rooms that may need cleaning. There is even an extra convenience of voice-controlled vacuuming on demand through Amazon Alexa. With an enhanced visual mapping system that can literally “see” its way around your home, the POWERbot Turbo robot vacuum delivers the ultimate clean, all without lifting a finger. The Visionary Mapping™ Plus System literally creates a map of your home that includes hard-to-reach corners with the use of high performance computer chips, more than 10 sensors and a digital camera. As it cleans, the vacuum stores this map as a Digital Floorplan® that is accessed by the Select & Go™ feature. Be it dust, debris or dirt, nothing is safe from the POWERbot Turbo’s clutches as it glides along the floor. An upgraded, high-performance FullView Sensor™ acts as the robot’s eyes, detecting every narrow and small obstacle and avoiding obstacles like furniture, walls and stairways. The extreme suction power is coupled with CycloneForce™, an efficient dust separation system that uses strong centrifugal forces to provide more consistent power with less clogging2. For even more cleaning convenience, Point Cleaning™ uses a remote control to allow you to shine a light beam to a desired location on the floor, which the vacuum follows cleaning as it moves. Superior cleaning with POWERbot Turbo is also assured with a high quality enlarged drum brush which cleans a much wider area with no need for side brushes. Measuring just 14.8 inches in width, 14.3 inches in depth and 5.3 inches in height, the POWERbot Turbo packs a lot of innovation into its cleverly designed robust frame and sophisticated LED interface. An attractive and functional front conceals an enlarged Combo Brush, whose combination of soft and hard bristles along with a rubber blade pick up even the finest pet hair with fewer tangles, while also sweeping up larger crumbs and debris. The top of the vacuum features a transparent CycloneForce compartment with a clear window to see the amount of dirt collected, which can easily detach to empty the dirt into the trash can. Large Easy Pass™ wheels on the wings of the vacuum allow it to move freely and efficiently around the floor, from room to room, easily navigating different floor surfaces and bypassing wires and door frames. The POWERbot Turbo (model: VR9350) is available now at major retailers nationwide and online at Samsung.com for suggested retail price of $1,199. To see Samsung’s latest home appliances and other products, visit http://www.samsung.com/us/. Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS. About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com. *All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. 1 Suction power tested on Samsung VR9300 in comparison with a leading robot vacuum brand’s particular model in the US market as of March 2016. the test was performed by an independent lab (SLG) based on the test method modified from EN 60312-1


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni has announced that it has been awarded the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Master Agreement for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Associated Equipment. Here’s what makes this award really special. The new agreement, which in Stertil-Koni's instance represents a contract extension, enables customers nationwide -- including municipalities, state agencies, local governments, public works departments, school districts and more -- to purchase the company’s heavy duty vehicle lifting systems by means of NASPO’S streamlined, expedited process. Vendors who receive a contract award from NASPO ValuePoint – a nationally-focused cooperative purchasing program – have already participated in the organization’s competitive bidding process. Thus, awardees have been thoroughly screened and vetted to provide the highest quality products, at competitive pricing, to NASPO’s extensive customer base. In terms of scale, NASPO is made up of the directors of the central procurement offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States. The new NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Associated Equipment, No. 05316, begins February 10, 2017 and is valid for two years, with an extension option for an additional three years. In making today’s announcement, Stertil-Koni president, Dr. Jean DellAmore, stated: “Since 2006, Stertil-Koni has been proud to be associated with the NASPO ValuePoint organization. It goes without saying that we are honored to have been selected for this significant contract. The new award is a true win-win for multiple parties -- NASPO and its customer base, as well as Stertil-Koni and our company’s dedicated network of exclusive distributors across North America.” Concluded DellAmore, “Government procurement contracts, such as NASPO, represent very important purchasing vehicles that serve our customers every single day. We are extremely honored to build on our long-term and successful relationship with NASPO.” About Stertil-Koni Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, is the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – bus lifts and truck 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 with the ebright Smart Control System, two-post, four-post, in-ground piston lifts, platform lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The DIAMOND LIFT is now available in a “frame” version, engineered specifically for concrete foundations and ideal for replacement situations. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland. Stertil-Koni has production facilities in Europe, in The Netherlands, and in the USA in Streator, Illinois. About NASPO The National Association of State Procurement Officials, NASPO is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing public procurement through leadership, excellence, and integrity. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States. NASPO is an organization that helps its members achieve success as public procurement leaders through promotion of best practices, education, professional development, research, and innovative procurement strategies.


Patent
Innovation Sound Technology Co. and Smart Control | Date: 2013-01-11

A type of tension detection-based headset with intelligent switching control is disclosed in the invention, which comprises a head wearing yoke and headphone speakers connected at the two ends of the head wearing yoke, inside the head wearing yoke a piece of elastic sheet steel is disposed further on which a force sensor is disposed. The said force sensor obtains a message in relation to the deformation of the elastic sheet steel by detecting any deformation of the said built-in elastic sheet steel and outputs a switch signal, after being processed by the measuring circuit, to the switch module which initiates automatic control according to the switch signal. The invention is for intelligent on-off control of the headphone which can be automatically turned on when worn on the head and automatically turned of when taken off, thereby elevating user convenience and reducing unnecessary power consumption.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced that “Donald Trump,” portrayed by professional actor and impersonator extraordinaire, John Di Domenico, will delight SEMA Show attendees as he imitates the colorful U.S. presidential candidate. Di Domenico will appear at the Stertil-Koni booth #10527 (North Hall) at the annual automotive trade show in the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, November 2 -3, giving a final "lift" to excitement surrounding the presidential campaign one week prior to the general election. Di Domenico has been delighting fans of all political affiliations for many years with his “oh my goodness, he is amazing,” likeness of the actual live candidate. With one of the most passionately contested elections in American history in the balance, Di Domenico's persona will visit Trump’s beloved Las Vegas and the SEMA Show, where ingenuity, fresh products and winning is the norm. The Trump impersonator has made a career out of analyzing the presidential candidate and reality show mogul's voice and character: “I've got the hottest brand in the world,” Di Domenico says, and the results prove it. Di Domenico has been featured on CNN, Conan O’Brien, Fox News, and is a popular draw at corporate events. Stertil-Koni has one key word for the event: “Fantastic!” The world’s most talked about “presidential candidate” impersonator will step up to the podium at Stertil-Koni’s booth #10527 in the North Hall, replete with a faux Presidential Seal and framed by two (not one) American flags. Di Domenico will be available for photographs after his remarks. Show attendees will be shocked, amused and delighted by the actor’s portrayal of one of America’s most colorful characters. “In the midst of a serious presidential election, we have brought the very likeness of the self-proclaimed winner to lift our spirits at the SEMA Show. If you see John Di Domenico, you'd think you were listening to ‘The Donald,’” notes Stertil-Koni President, Dr. Jean DellAmore. “Innovation, safety and Stertil-Koni go hand-in-hand, but a jolt of fun, can elevate the message.” In related SEMA Show news, Stertil-Koni will unveil its newest mobile column lift, the ST 1064, which is a full-featured lifting system at a slightly lower capacity level (14,000 lbs. per column or 56,000 lbs. for a set of four) with a more attractive price point to match. The ST 1064 is available in three models and each is equipped with the latest in mobile column lifting technology, the ebright Smart Control System, as standard. It utilizes a 7-inch color monitor to present all relevant operating information at a glance and features a user-friendly touch pad to configure options such as language as well as an ID-Key to prevent unauthorized operation. So, for some real heavy duty lifting, and pre-election fun, visit the Stertil-Koni booth #10527 in the North Hall and lift your spirits with an on-site demonstration by “Donald Trump,” as he raises the standards on heavy duty vehicle lifts. Di Domenico will be available November 2 and 3, virtually every hour on the hour. About Stertil-Koni Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, is the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – bus lifts and truck 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, platform lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The DIAMOND LIFT is now available in a “frame” version, engineered specifically for concrete foundations and ideal for replacement situations. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland. Stertil-Koni has production facilities in Europe, in The Netherlands, and in the USA in Streator,


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

As buses and trucks grow ever larger and more complex, busy maintenance shops – particularly those serving transit agencies, public works departments and school districts – are demanding new technologies that make the work environment both more safe and productive, according to heavy duty vehicle lift experts, Stertil-Koni. One of the most pressing needs remains: how to efficiently service truck and bus transmissions. The challenge is big. “They are extremely heavy pieces of machinery (anywhere, from 1,500 lbs. to 3,000 lbs. each) that, when service is required, have to be manually removed from the undercarriage of the vehicle,” noted Peter Bowers, technical sales support manager at Stertil-Koni. Enter the latest technologies that have been incorporated into the good old fashioned transmission jack (TJ), which is designed for the removal and installation of transmissions, differentials and other components on heavy vehicles. They have proved to be ideal for servicing buses, trucks, industrial vehicles and a broad range of construction equipment. Now, the powerful TJ is bringing new capabilities to the shop floor, all courtesy of the latest advances: Continued Bowers, “When you work on heavy duty vehicles, safety is mission #1 at Stertil-Koni. Our transmission jacks have the highest capacity in the industry. What’s more, the fully-hydraulic telescopic system can support 3,500 lbs. at a speed of 30-inches per minute with a lifting range of 37-to 74-inches. Further, full-swivel dolly wheels ensure a tight turning radius with mechanical locks for safety.” Stertil-Koni TJs are constructed with heavy steel framing, assembled to the highest industry standards and are available in two formats – battery-operated and pneumatic. The battery-operated jack can be charged overnight and used without cables. The pneumatic jack has an attached air hose to keep it working. Previously, transmission jacks were manually hand-pumped, much like a car jack. The adaptable transmission jack can be used for a variety of service jobs in transit or fleet maintenance facilities, including the servicing of: In conclusion, Bowers added, “TJs have become an absolutely essential piece of equipment for today’s modern, heavy duty vehicle maintenance facilities. They enhance safety, improve ergonomics and boost productivity – every time.” About Stertil-Koni Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, is the global market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – bus lifts and truck 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 with the ebright Smart Control System, two-post, four-post, in-ground piston lifts, platform lifts, half-scissors and its innovative axle-engaging, in-ground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The DIAMOND LIFT is now available in a “frame” version, engineered specifically for concrete foundations and ideal for replacement situations. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland. Stertil-Koni has production facilities in Europe, in The Netherlands, and in the USA in Streator, Illinois.

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