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Rotary introduces new heavy-duty scissor lift

Posted on May 31, 2011

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MADISON, Ind. — Rotary Lift has introduced the EFX60, a new heavy-duty in-ground scissor lift that incorporates patented design features to make lift setup and operation faster and easier, and which officials said results in more productive technicians and less vehicle downtime.

The EFX60 uses Rotary Lift's universal style lifting saddle with flip-up adapters. The lift is compatible with a wide selection of lightweight adapters, many of which are third-party certified.

The EFX60 has an infinite adapter adjustment range, enabling technicians to precisely position adapters exactly where they're needed for proper lifting. The adapters also swivel, making it possible to pick up vehicles by either the frame or the axle. As a result, officials said technicians using the EFX60 can properly lift and service virtually any medium-duty or heavy-duty vehicle weighing up to 60,000 pounds.

"The biggest complaint we hear about other in-ground scissor lifts is that they are difficult and time-consuming to set up," explained Doug Spiller, Rotary Lift heavy duty product manager. "We designed the EFX60 to be faster and easier. Technicians can quickly set up the EFX60 with one hand. That means they get to work faster, for less downtime."

The Rotary Lift product development team spent two years refining the heavy-duty in-ground scissor lift design for the EFX60. Part of Rotary Lift's standard research and development process includes cycling a new lift 20,000 times at capacity to ensure it meets the company's strenuous durability and performance standards. When existing heavy-duty scissor lift designs couldn't stand up to this intensive testing, Rotary Lift engineers developed a more robust lift. Moreover, knowing that scissor lifts are more prone to wear than other lift styles, Rotary ran the EFX60 for 30,000 test cycles — the equivalent of 15 to 30 years of service life.

Rotary Lift's EFX60 uses heavy, large centering links and heavy pivot pins that offer 12.5 percent more bearing surface area for extended service life. The pins are also protected by Rotary Lift's Smartguard corrosion protection.

Finally, the EFX60 features a patented locking system, and it has been third-party tested by ETL and is ALI certified to meet ANSI safety and performance standards.

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