A sample layout from the Rotary Lift assistPRO service.
Rotary Lift is expanding the digital offerings available through its free assistPRO professional facility planning assistance service.
The program offers Rotary Lift customers assistance in designing new or remodeled shops. AssistPRO helps maximize shop efficiency and technician productivity by determining the optimal number, placement and arrangement of vehicle lifts. Rotary Lift’s in-house assistPRO team works with individual customers and architects to create custom facility layouts.
The new digital offerings include 3-D SketchUp models of Rotary Lift vehicle lifts. The models will be available for download through SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse at https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/ later in 2014. Rotary Lift currently offers CAD blocks, 3-D BIM models and written specifications for its products through ARCAT, and the SketchUp models will give architects and distributors an additional easy-to-use resource for helping customers.
“Dealers and independent shops have recovered from the recession and are starting to invest in their facilities again,” said Larry Kendall, assistPRO technical information specialist – facility planner for Rotary Lift. “No matter if they are expanding, moving into new buildings or just upgrading old equipment, it pays to utilize assistPRO. When you include lifts in your shop layout upfront, there is less of a chance you will need to go through a costly redesign and delay the project.”
After determining a facility’s intended use, the assistPRO team draws a floor layout with lifts placed for maximum productivity. Turning radii and traffic flow are matched to the types of vehicles serviced so technicians will be able to quickly pull into and out of the bays. Rotary Lift provides assistPRO layout drawings in CAD or PDF electronic formats or as color prints, based on customer preference. Turnaround is fast (usually seven to 10 days), so users can get to work on their new spaces as soon as possible.