MADISON, Ind., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rotary Receives Additional Patent on Trio™ Three-Stage Lift Arms
Versatile arms standard on best-selling SPOA10 two-post and SmartLift® inground lifts
Rotary® Lift has been granted United States patent 9,550,658 for its versatile Trio™ vehicle lift arms. This is in addition to U.S. patent 8,973,712, granted in 2015, which also covers aspects of the design. Trio arms are standard on Rotary Lift SmartLift® inground lifts and SPOA10 two-post lifts.
Trio Arms feature a proprietary three-stage design in a two-piece package that lets technicians choose from a wide range of easily adjusted adaptors for any application. The original three-stage arms introduced by Rotary Lift in 2005 (and widely copied) consist of three telescoping sections that slide inside of each other. The Trio arm design keeps the first two telescoping arm sections and replaces the third with a lightweight sliding adapter assembly integrated into the second arm.
This design lets technicians easily interchange truck adapters, round polymer adapters or three-position flip-up adapters depending on the job at hand. They can smoothly rotate the adapters 360 degrees and can slide them from a fraction of an inch to several inches along the lift arm for precise positioning. Trio arms also have a lower profile than traditional three-stage arms, providing greater clearance between the lift and the vehicle. This is especially important when servicing low-slung vehicles where other arms might make contact with body panels.
"Trio arms make it easier and more comfortable for technicians to properly set up a lift to reach the manufacturer's recommended lifting points," says John Uhl, director, light-duty product management for Rotary parent company Vehicle Service Group, and one of the inventors. "They can switch out adapters as needed and slide them into place with a minimum of time and physical effort. No other lift arm offers the fine adapter adjustment possible using our Trio arms."
Trio arms were designed by Rotary engineers in Madison, Ind., and performance-tested to 20,000 lift cycles, which is the equivalent of 10 years of real-world use. All SmartLift inground lifts and SPOA10 two-post lifts are third-party tested and Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) certified to meet industry safety and performance standards. They are proudly built in Madison.
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Rotary is the leading brand of vehicle lifts and wheel service equipment in North America. Rotary was founded in 1925 by the inventor of the first automotive hydraulic lift and now offers the broadest line of lifts and wheel service equipment for use in professional automotive service, commercial truck and transit applications. Its products include two-post, four-post, inground, scissor, mobile column, parallelogram, and platform lifts, as well as alignment lifts and instrumentation, tire changers, and wheel balancers.
Rotary is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG is a strong, diverse and dynamic global leader in the vehicle service industry. It comprises 13 major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Rotary, Chief®, Forward®, Direct-Lift®, Revolution®, Hanmecson®, Ravaglioli, Elektron, Blitz, Nogra, Butler, Space and Sirio. With its American headquarters in Madison, Indiana, VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Rotary products are available through GSA contract #GS-07F-8953D and several other government procurement programs, including NASPO ValuePoint (formerly WSCA-NASPO), NJPA, HGACBuy, CMAS, TXMAS, KCRPC and OGS.