BALTIMORE, Md. — Heavy-duty mobile lift manufacturer SLEC has been awarded certification on 12 styles of column lifts, the company announced on Monday.
The ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011 certification is the current national standard for automotive lifts.
SLEC said that all variations of its 18Type (18,000-pound) lifts were tested, including the basic control panel option, the two-plus-two configuration (which enables operation as separate sets of two or as a connected set of four), and the 575-volt options for the Canadian marketplace. The 18Type standard lift was certified in 2015.
SLEC also said that its full range of accessories have been tested to their relevant standards.
“Certification is key in a number of ways,” said Wayne Pielert, production and engineering manager for SLEC. “It creates an independent benchmark for customers’ peace of mind, but it also helps galvanize our standards in engineering. All of SLEC’s lifts are designed to the same benchmarks, regardless of whether they are certified or not.”
Lifts that are ALI (Automotive Lift Institute) certified have been tested by a third party to meet or exceed the safety and performance requirements outlined in the ANSI/ALI ALCTV safety standard. Part of the testing process includes loading the lift to 150% of its rated load capacity. SLEC said this ensures that there are no structural defects.
Lift testing and certification is voluntary for manufacturers. Consumers can look for ALI’s gold certification label to ensure that a lift is certified.