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Patents Granted for Hydraulic Leak Containment Technology

From Engineering 360.

MEC Aerial Work Platforms recently announced patent awards for the U.S., Europe, and Canada for its groundbreaking leak containment system.

With those patents, the LCS is now officially recognized in North America and across Europe as a highly innovative solution to the challenge of protecting sensitive floor applications from potential hydraulic leaks without interfering with safety-related features of the machinery.

Using a system of trays integrated within the machine, LCS is a revolutionary oil containment system for MEC slab scissor lifts and vertical mast lifts. Unlike prior attempts at resolving the longstanding problem of oil leakage capture, the leak retention mechanism of LCS does not interfere with other basic functionalities of the device, including deployment of the machine’s pothole protection system, front wheel operations, access to the emergency stop and ground controls or operation of the static strap. In addition, the integrated trays are protected from weather elements, jobsite debris, and forklift damage. As with all of MEC’s equipment, its multiple-patented LCS keeps safety as the top priority.

Since the launch of LCS in 2019, MEC customers have quickly come to realize the tremendous value and advantages of this innovative feature. Through its sleek design, strategically placed inspection ports, and easily placed precut absorbent pads, MEC’s LCS has been the first to deliver industry-leading leak detection and containment that provides greater jobsite efficiency and therefore greater value for MEC’s rental company customers and their end users.

MEC Aerial Work Platforms is a manufacturer of a line of mobile elevating work platforms in Kerman, California.

For more information, visit https://www.mecawp.com/.


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