MEC leak containment patents approved
By Euan Youdale25 June 2022
MEC Aerial Work Platforms has been granted patents for its Leak Containment System (LCS).
Using a system of trays integrated within the machine, MEC’s Leak Containment System is designed for its slab scissor lifts and vertical mast lifts.
The three awarded patents incover the US, Europe and Canada. According to MEC, unlike previous 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, and operation of the static strap.
In addition, the integrated trays are protected from weather elements, jobsite debris and forklift damage.
“This hat-trick of patent awards in the United States, Europe, and Canada formally acknowledges MEC’s industry-changing innovation. We have heard from customers around the world and appreciate that they won’t settle for any of the lesser options which have started to enter the marketplace,” said Gary Crook, MEC’s vice president engineering.
Launched in 2019, the LCS has a sleek design, strategically placed inspection ports and easily placed pre-cut absorbent pads, and aims to provide greater jobsite efficiency and greater value for MEC’s rental company customers and their end users.