Maha has introduced a mobile column lift with precision ball-screw lifting technology.
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MAHA USA officially introduced its new and redesigned MCL family of ball-screw-powered mobile column lifts on Oct. 15.
The wireless lifts are the first of their kind in the industry. The new lifts expand the variety of tire profiles and vehicles that can now be served by wireless mobile lifts.
The MCL 12 and MCL 15 lifts are new products, while the MCL 16 and MCL 18 have been redesigned. The architecture of MAHA’s new mobile column lifts are engineered to accelerate the velocity of maintenance activities by providing a flexible vehicle lifting system that creates a more open, productive and accessible work space.
“Our new MCL wireless mobile column lift series boosts productivity through superiority ergonomics and by expanding application flexibility,” says Juergen Werner, vice president of sales and marketing. “Not only can you lift a wider variety of vehicles with our new lifts, but once the vehicles are elevated, they enable service techs to operate virtually unencumbered.”
All base frames for the MCL wireless ball-screw lifts have been redesigned, and each base frame now features a lower profile and longer leg structure that increases the columns’ stability, allowing them to engage low clearance vehicles, such as city buses, much more effectively.
The main support column of each lift is formed from a solid, one-piece, hot-rolled I-beam, giving it superior rigidity and stability, while reducing load and stress on interior structural welds.
MAHA wireless ball-screw column lifts are up to 30 percent lighter than wireless hydraulic column lifts that require heavy hydraulic fluid, cylinders, hoses, valves and pumps. Unlike hydraulic lifting equipment, precision-engineered ball-screw lifting mechanisms lift at a constant speed, are 90 percent efficient, are impervious to cold weather and are environmentally friendly.
“Our lifts employ a unique and highly efficient re-circulating ball & screw lifting mechanism – the premiere technology for mobile lifting applications and superior to any hydraulically operated lift,” Werner said. “MAHA lifts also have redundant automatic locking systems that virtually eliminate a variety of hazards associated with hydraulic lifts.”
MAHA USA’s addition of the MCL 12 gives users a lighter capacity mobile lift option. Lifting 12,000 pounds per column, the MCL 12 is a cost effective solution for lighter duty maintenance facilities that need a larger capacity lift to service medium-duty trucks and vans. The MCL 12 also offer an extra-wide universal carriage designed specifically for agriculture and farming vehicles with tires measuring up to 79 inches in diameter.
The new MCL 15 holds 15,000 pounds per column and features a 20-inch fork length and an extended base. The longer fork allows the devices to lift dual tire assemblies while completely engaging the surface of both tires.
The company’s new MCL 16 is now equipped with 16-inch-long standard forks capable of engaging super-single tires better than any other standard length carriage on the market. Updates to the MCL 16 include an increased carriage width, giving users the ability to accommodate wider tire diameters.
An extra-wide body carriage, with a width of 36.61 inches is also available for the MCL 16 and fits in the same size base frame as the unit’s standard carriage. This wider carriage design allows the MCL 16 to easily accommodate flotation tires and other oversized tire diameters commonly found on military vehicles.
The MCL accessory line has also undergone upgrades, most notably a 36,000-pound capacity crossbeam. This larger capacity unit works in unison with the MCL 18 for frame engaging applications under trucks and buses for wheels-free access.
“We are very proud to announce that MAHA USA’s next generation of mobile column lifts have been inspected by Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL) and are certified by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI),” Werner said. “Safety is our number one priority; our products always meet and exceed the highest standards.”