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FIT Show Follow up 2019

As a follow up to the FIT show back in May, I’d just like to let you know a little more about the SmartLift glazing robots we had on display. On the days throughout the event, we were asked so many questions by so many people I thought I would make a list of the most popular.

What capacity range is available from Smartlift?

Our smallest model is the Smartlift SL208 Compact, this lifts 208KG’s and is small enough to use in very confined spaces. Weighing only 480kg it can be transported to different levels in a standard personnel lift. Our largest glass manipulator is the Smartlift SL1008. This will lift a whole tonne. Windows of this size are usually found in cities where glass may be toughened, laminated, double glazed, fireproof and even bulletproof glass.

Are Smartlift Robots for indoor use, or will they work on rough terrain?

This question crops up all the time. Smartlift manufacture glazing robots for both indoor and for rough terrain building sites. The SL280 and SL380 midi are designed with indoor use in mind. They have smooth tyres and will easily pass through a standard single door, even with the large pane of glass attached. These will still lift and carry up to 380 kgs.

The SL380 Outdoor and SL608 High-lifter are equally at home indoors and out. They are still battery-driven so they emit zero emissions and hold a charge for more than full shift. Because they are of a larger more rigorous design, have larger wheels and are front-wheel drive with hefty double rear wheels they will cope with rugged site conditions and on grass, gravel, etc. For really rough sites we offer an upgrade diff lock system, but mostly the standard configuration is sufficient.

How would we transport the Smartlift Robots?

All of the robots can easily be transported in a van or on a trailer. Our chosen way for delivery is inside a Peugeot Boxer, but most high-roof, mid-wheel-based vans are more than capable. We carry specific ramps for vehicle access which can also be used on-site for climbing steps or crossing ground voids etc.

With the Glass on the side of the vehicle, the Smartlift in the back, two fitters in the front the work now become very efficient.

Should I buy, lease or hire?

For short term use, we can put you in touch with one of our trusted hire partners most local to where you are. For long term use, I would suggest you get a price for both and do the calculation against a finance period. Here at CPS, we have our own preferred finance partner (Clear Asset Finance) and we will make a bespoke proposal which best works for you!

Of course, there are many more questions to be answered, these are just a few that are brought up regularly. The best way to have all your boxes ticked is to take us up on our no-obligation demo offer and speak to one of our experts who can guide you through the benefits.

Thanks for reading and additional thanks to all those who attended this year’s FIT Show. Give us a call to find out how a Smartlift can help your business.

John Burton