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04/07/2017
SMART LIFTING

OmerKar lifts

 

Lightweight, great freedom of movement and the highest possible safety standards for the new six-unit Kar range

Massimo Condolo

Thanks to Omer’s new Kar range, lifts take a major step forward in terms of weight reduction, safety and profitability. The offer revolves around six models with lifting capacity ranging from 4,500 to 35,000 kg, and available in both above ground or flush mount versions, with reduced lateral and vertical dimensions and platforms boasting a sturdy tubular steel structure covered by seamless metal plates. All models are available in two versions: (N) normal or CT with front recess on platforms for turn plates and/or play-detectors. A vertical electro-hydraulic lift with pistons housed in the upper part of the joint-leg to protect it from dirt falling from vehicles, and the accidental fall of various tools used by the operator. The innovative structure together with the new patented system ASO (Absorbing System OMER) makes this lift stable and able to absorb  any kind of mechanical stress due to irregular load distributions on the lift, increases working safety and reducing mechanical stress on a number of parts as a result of uneven load.  No lack of accessories and safety devices here to complete the lift, mechanical jacks on each leg cylinder, safety valve installed on each cylinder, limit switch with buzzer and key reset at 50 cm from the ground, low voltage controls (24 volts) with dead man controls. As far as accessories we also find a neon lighting system, a winter kit, ultra-low two-arm pneumatic jacks and automatic pit covering platforms on flush mount versions. All models comply with the latest updates of the European regulation EN 1493.

                                                           

Tell me how much you weigh…

As with all the other models of the range, optimum configuration of an OmerKar lift depends largely on communicating to the company the exact capacity, the load distribution, whether the lift will be installed in-doors or externally or the presence of a car wash area in the vicinity. The models range from a maximum capacity of 4500 kg, which is enough for a mid-sized truck, to 54,000 kg, enough to lift complete articulated vehicles. The entry level is called Kar 45, it is available in both above ground or flush mount versions. The four versions include a standard runway with no accessories (N), one with front recess on runways for turn plates and/or play-detectors (CA), a total convergence version with front recess on runways and rear slip plates  (CT) as well as the LT Lift Table version to free up vehicle wheels. The platforms’ center lines are 1570 mm from each other and can reach a length of 5,6 or 6.6 meters with a 2070mm maximum height; Rear slip plates are 600 mm in length; the collapsed height stands at 260mm. The lift weighs 2,170 kg and boasts a 50 seconds rise time. The Kar 55’s capacity ranges between 5,500 kg and 8,000 kg depending on the version and maintains the same characteristics of the 45 with the exception of the platforms minimum length at 5.2 metres, and maximum reachable height at 2055 mm, with a 70 seconds rise time and a max weight of 2,750 kg.

Starting with the Kar 80, designed for mid-sized commercial and industrial vehicles, the available models are two, N and CT, above ground or flush mount. The Kar 80 lift boasts 6 or 7 meters platforms capable of reaching a maximum height of 1690mm; the two platform center lines are1700 mm apart. The slip plates are 650 mm in length and can be lifted in 60 seconds. The overall weight stands at 2,750 kg. The Kar 200, on the other hand, has a capacity of 20,000 kg; equipped with the same safety devices that can be found on the Kar 80, the platforms can be raised to a maximum extended height of 2,020 mm from the ground which reduces to 360 mm when completely folded; rise time for this model is 70 seconds. In addition, the Kar 200 is the first model to introduce a twin version, with the two platforms able to be lifted independently. The Kar 250 is identical in most aspects with the exception of the loading platforms that can be extended between 6 and 15 meters (making it suitable even for busses or long three axle vehicles), and boasts a load capacity between 25,000 and 38,000 kg; here too rise time is 70 seconds and the overall weight is 8,700 kg. The Kar 350 has a load capacity that ranges from 35,000 to 54,000 kg on 7 to 15 meter-long platforms, with an 80 seconds rise time and an overall weight of 9,800 kg.

                                                           

 

The range: over one hundred models

Omer's current production includes more than 100 different types of hydraulic pantograph lifts, scissor and mixed systems. Lifting capacities range from 2,600 to 54,000 kg, suitable for cars of any size as well as heavy duty trucks, or other vehicles such as agricultural tractors, forklifts and more or less anything that moves on four or more wheels. Sturdiness, light weight and reduced dimensions are the concepts behind the equipment designed by the Veneto-based company, designed and made in Italy. Besides workshop lifts, Omer produces a line of lifts for use in garages, where parking capacity is thus doubled.

                                                                       

 

MCO86 Mobile columns: lifting road giants

The MCO 86 mobile columns have been designed to lift heavy duty vehicles such as trucks and busses. Extensively used in transport fleet workshops and generally speaking in any workshop that specializes in industrial vehicle repair and maintenance, the columns can lift vehicles anywhere in the workshop. The MCO 86 can be battery powered, while the synchronization of the mobile columns can be achieved through wireless technology. Such solutions enhance working safety as cables are eliminated from the working floor which could be damaged by other vehicles, for example trolleys or forklifts and can ideally be placed anywhere in the workshop. In case of need conventional electric cables can replace wireless communication.

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