NADA Expo Booth #718, Las Vegas – Rotary Lift introduces a retrofit performance package that enables current SmartLift® inground lift owners to step up to the added productivity provided by the company’s new Shockwave™ system.
The Shockwave performance package turns SmartLift, the world’s most popular inground lift, into the world’s fastest lift, with rise and descent times that are twice as fast a standard lift’s: just 25 seconds up and 19 seconds down. Productivity is further enhanced by the patent-pending Spotline™ laser spotting guide which enables technicians to more quickly and accurately position a vehicle for service.
Rotary Lift introduced Shockwave-equipped SmartLift inground lifts and two-post surface lifts in November 2011. The new Shockwave performance package makes it possible upgrade any previously installed SmartLift SL210 inground lift.
“With more than 50,000 SmartLift inground lifts sold worldwide, there is a huge installed base of customers who may want to further improve their bay productivity and profitability without replacing existing lifts,” explains John Rylee, Rotary Lift director of marketing. “The new Shockwave performance package provides these customers with a cost-effective way to speed up service and increase profits. It’s like adding a supercharger to your lift!”
The package includes everything necessary to upgrade a SmartLift SL210 inground lift, including new hydraulic cylinders, DC power unit and controls, and Spotline laser. Rotary Lift recommends that a Rotary Authorized Installer (RAI) performs the upgrades.
Shockwave-equipped SmartLift inground lifts are battery-operated, with a built-in charger that runs on 110V current. In addition to powering the fast cycle times, this patent-pending system also may lower daily operating costs by reducing the amount of electricity used. In this way, Shockwave makes SmartLift, the original environmentally friendly inground lift, even greener. SmartLift’s environmental credentials include a self-contained polymer composite housing to protect against leaks and electrolysis, bio-fluid compatibility, and a small footprint that makes it possible to install 12 SmartLift inground lifts in the same amount of space as 11 two-post surface lifts.
The Spotline laser guide automatically shoots a green laser line into the center of the service bay when a vehicle approaches. The technician then quickly centers the line on the vehicle’s hood and dash while pulling onto the lift, for faster, more accurate vehicle spotting.
Even servicing the lift itself is faster with SmartLift. All SmartLift maintenance can be performed at ground level without removing the lift. Rotary Lift’s patented EasyAccess™ cylinder does not require bleeding and can be serviced in just two hours — that’s 75 percent less time than required for competitive cylinders, providing a significant savings in downtime.
SmartLift inground lifts accelerated by Shockwave have been third-party tested by ETL and ALI certified to meet ANSI safety and performance standards. They are made in the U.S.A.
For more information about Shockwave, contact your local Rotary Lift distributor, visit www.rotarylift.com/Shockwave, or call (800) 640-5438. You can also find Rotary Lift on Facebook, www.facebook.com/RotaryLift; Twitter, www.twitter.com/RotaryLift and YouTube, www.youtube.com/RotaryLiftMedia.
About Rotary Lift
Rotary Lift is the leading brand of vehicle lifts and equipment designed to increase technician productivity. Founded in 1925 by the inventor of the first automotive hydraulic lift, Rotary Lift offers the broadest line of lifts for use in professional automotive service, commercial truck and transit, and enthusiast/residential customer segments. There are more Rotary Lift products used in vehicle repair shops around the world than any other brand.
With an uncompromising commitment to product quality, testing and safety, Rotary Lift’s products have achieved the reputation as the world’s most trusted lifts. A founding member of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), Rotary Lift is also the only North American lift manufacturer certified to ISO 9001 quality standards.
Rotary Lift is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG comprises eight major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift, Chief™ Automotive Technologies, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide. VSG is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), a multi-billion dollar, global producer of innovative equipment, specialty systems and value-added services.