BendPak announced its patent-pending Octa-Flex™ concept, which it’s calling “a radical new two-post lift design,” that features two sets of arms: triple-telescoping swing arms, plus all-new integrated lift-assist arms.
The EV12DPS Octa-Flex prototype will make its global premiere at NADA Expo, in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-4, 2024, in booth 4569W.
Octa-Flex is the first two-post lift series with eight fully adjustable, telescoping lift arms, according to BendPak, offering the functionality of a traditional two-post lift, “while enabling technicians to do things they could only dream of in the past, like tackle cab-off repairs without the help of additional component-handling equipment or a second tech.”
“Octa-Flex lift-assist arms act like that second set of hands you wish you had when you need to remove a 1,200-pound EV battery or wrestle 100-pound wheels and tires off a truck,” says Jeff Kritzer, BendPak president and CEO. “Now you don’t have to ‘put your back into it’ or grab a buddy. Our Octa-Flex lifts will help technicians get more work done with less physical effort and strain.”
While the primary lift arms hold the vehicle, “the unique Octa-Flex lift-assist arms can be used to help safely and ergonomically lift and maneuver heavy vehicle components like EV battery packs, drivetrains, tires and wheel assemblies with precision, ensuring seamless workflow while reducing the risk of workplace injuries,” according to BendPak. When they’re not needed, the powered lift-assist arms can be moved up out of the way, so the lift can be used as a standard two-post model.
The three-stage arms extend and retract further than any other, BendPak said. A patent-pending design enables the inner arm tubes to retract fully through the back of the arm assembly and even beyond the arm pin itself, providing unfettered access to a wide range of vehicle lifting points. Plus, their lower profile and dropped-end pad receiver lets them access hard-to-reach lifting points with less chance of damage to vehicle side skirts, running boards or ground effects, even on low-slung sportscars or EVs, the company added.
BendPak said the Octa-Flex concept also features its patent-pending Automatic Swing Arm Restraint System (ASARS) to keep the primary lift arms in place, providing twice as much holding grip as traditional systems.
Anticipated for fall 2024, the global launch of the Octa-Flex concept will include models with rated capacities of both 10,000 and 12,000 pounds, according to BendPak.
For more information, visit bendpak.com/octa-flex-preview, or call (805) 933-9970.