Giving workshops a vital lift
To help workshops take full advantage of professional four wheel alignment servicing, equipment specialist Pro-Align has a comprehensive range of alignment lifts it says can be used to help maximise alignment efficiency and revenue opportunities. Both scissor and four post alignment lifts are on offer, and Pro-Align comments that the availability of both types ensures its customers have the choice and flexibility to suit a variety of space configurations and budgets.
At the top of the Pro-Align range is the ground-breaking Hunter RX45 premium wheel alignment lift. The utilisation of innovative integrated features such as automatic tyre inflation capability, remote locking of front turn plates and rear slip plates results in minimal trips around the car for the technician and a greater efficiency and productivity for the alignment bay. The RX45 is a key component of Pro-Align’s Fully Integrated Alignment (FIA) system which, through the direct communication between alignment console and ramp, streamlines and automates the wheel alignment process.
“Workshops offering four wheel alignment will be only too aware of the high profit potential from the service, so it’s important for them to identify ways to increase their efficiency,” comments Paul Beaurain, managing director of Pro-Align, sole UK supplier of the award winning Hunter equipment. “The RX45 is a perfect example of how this can be achieved. With many labour and time saving features which are all neatly integrated, workshops can speed up wheel alignment processes significantly, ultimately increasing their capacity and throughput, boosting revenues further.”
Pro-Align also offers other scissor lifts as part of its LiftLign range, a range the company says provides practicality as well as a sleek and modern look to any workshop – and are particularly attractive to alignment bays where space is limited. The alignment lifts can be installed on ground or recessed into the floor for further space utilisation. Scissor lifts are supplied with integral rear slip plates and turning plate recesses and have full level locking capability to allow for full functionality of the aligner.
The LiftLign 6402 scissor lift has a weight capacity of 4,200 kilogrammes and features a 4.6 metre platform whereas the Liftlign SF6502 has a weight capacity of 5,000 kilogrammes and longer platform of 5.1 metres to accommodate the servicing of light commercial vehicles and other long wheel based models, such as Sprinter vans.
For workshops without any space restrictions or for those particularly focused on a lower-cost investment option, the LiftLign range also includes four-post lifts. These lifts are also supplied with integrated rear slip plates and turn plate recesses along with automatic level locking capability for added alignment accuracy and safety. The LiftLign 40LT51 has a capacity of 4,000 kilogrammes, a long platform length of 5.1 metres and includes an integral lifting table, giving simultaneous four wheel free capability.
Furthermore, to help workshops make the correct investment decisions in relation to their equipment, Pro-Align offers a full consultancy and installation service for its alignment lifts including workshop CAD drawings, liaison with builders (if required) along with delivery. Full ongoing support thorough examinations and servicing are provided for the life of the lift.