MAHA lifting columns MAPOWER II

Performance and brand identity

The new post lifts for repair shops MAPOWER II from MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG is not only visually appealing but also characterized by the high degree of optimization of technical details. The entire product family, with a total of nine model variants, was designed for under user-friendly and mechanical aspects. This ensures a distinctive brand appearance with a consistent and high recognition value.

Ideal localized work illumination

In order to ensure an optimal illumination of the working environment, an LED working light has been integrated into each lifting column. This feature is unique in the market segment of the KFZ column lift platforms and reflects the user-friendly and holistic approach of the MAPOWER II products.

Optimizations such as the slit cover of the column, as well as the reworking of the lifting carriage and the trawl grill, create a high-quality character that reflects the company's high demands on its products.

Refering to the corporate design of existing MAHA products, dirt and clean areas of the user interface were determined and set in color references. As a result, the user interface has been intelligently integrated into its rough and potentially polluting application environment.

Awarded Design

MAHA lifting columns MAPOWER II are awarded with the prestigious iF product design award 2017 in the category Industry / Skilled Trades.

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A small glossary intended to
simplify the understanding of design Glossary
"Graphical user interface (GUI)"

In computing, a graphical user interface (GUI) is a type of interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, as opposed to text-based interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation. GUIs were introduced in reaction to the perceived steep learning curve of command-line interfaces which require commands to be typed on the keyboard.

The actions in a GUI are usually performed through direct manipulation of the graphical elements. As well as computers, GUIs can be found in hand-held devices such as MP3 players, portable media players, gaming devices and smaller household, office and industry equipment.