Introducing the Stertil-Koni RF Wagonlift

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November 25, 2021

Introducing the Stertil-Koni RF Wagonlift

Genesis Equipment: Exclusive Australian Distributor of Stertil-Koni Rail Products

We shared the exciting news in our previous post that Genesis Equipment was recently appointed as the exclusive Australian distributor for Stertil-Koni rail lift products.

Our 5-year exclusive distribution agreement for the rail products is the only one of its kind in the world, and we are privileged to be able to offer the range to the Australian market.

Introducing the Stertil-Koni RF Wagonlift for Rail Freight Vehicles

The RF (Rail Freight) Wagonlift by Stertil-Koni is a mobile column lift system designed for the rolling stock market. It is the only lift available that can lift both the wagon and bogies in one go with one single adaptor, leaving the wheels on the track. There is no other product on the rolling stock market that compares.

It has an 8.2T to 17.5T capacity per column lift, enabling rail wheel changes in just 20 minutes. 

The RF Wagonlift 20 Minute Wheel Change

Get your productivity on track! A simple 6 step workflow with the RF Wagonlift results in wheel changes in just 20 minutes.  This was previously unheard of in the rail industry.

Here is a brief guide to the RF Wagonlift 20 Minute Wheel Change:

Step 1. Prepare. – Prepare for the lift by undoing the keep bolts holding the wheels in bogies.

Step 2. Position. – Position the lifts under the wagon and through bogie frame openings

Step 3. Lift. – Lift the wagon and bogies. The wheels remain behind on the track.

Step 4. Replace. – Roll the wheels out and position replacement wheels.

Step 5. Lower. – Lower the wagon down onto the new wheels

Step 6. Finish. – Remove the column lifts and tighten keep bolts.

NOTE: Images above depict the yellow coloured product that has been discontinued.  The new range is cream in colour as pictured below:

This simplified process increases productivity by substantially reducing labour hours and making many more wheel changes achievable per day.

To increase versatility, there are custom attachments available to suit all sizes of bodies and bogies.  The RF Wagonlift can also lift the wagon or carriage separately so that engineers can work on just the carriage if required.

One Universal Solution for All Types of Wagons

We already highlighted the unique capacity of the RF Wagonlift to lift the wagon and bogies in one go with a single adaptor.  It is the only lift on the market today that can achieve this.

Continuing the theme of a ONE UNIVERSAL SOLUTION for the rolling stock market, the RF Wagonlift provides the following:

  • 1 solution for every kind of wagon: including open, covered, flat and tank Rail Freight wagons
  • 1 solution for all variety of gauges: standard, wide and narrow gauges
  • 1 solution for maintenance:  wheelset changes, servicing and general repairs
  • 1 solution for inspections:  check for axle corrosion and mechanical damage with ease
  • 1 solution for manufacturing: easily access all components to build and assemble

The Fully Featured Stertil-Koni RF Wagonlift

The RF Wagonlift maintains the premium standard set by all Stertil-Koni equipment.   It has outstanding features with safety the paramount consideration, ensuring that staff are always protected in their working environment.

These features include:

  • Custom made interchangeable anvils supplied according to your specification
  • Wireless setup so there are no tripping hazards
  • Mobile – easy to position and manoeuvre
  • Overload safety device
  • Independent mechanical locking system
  • Lifts can be lowered onto locks
  • Hydraulic safety systems
  • No slings, axle stands or overhead cranes
  • Ebright smart control system
  • Automatic overload protection
  • Adjustable lowering speed

The RF Wagonlift can be fully customised with a suite of options to suit your requirements.  These include:

With so many features, it is no surprise that the RF Wagonlift considerably increases productivity in the workshop. The feature set means that you will enjoy improved efficiency, more vehicles serviced, reduced labour hours, greater flexibility and, of course, greater safety for your workers.

The future is bright for the Australian rail industry with such innovative and highly capable equipment available from Genesis Equipment. It is full steam ahead for productivity and safety! Call us today if you’d like to learn more. Visit the product page for full specs and details.

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