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Standard Industrial & Automotive Equipment

Your job is to keep your customers going, our job is to keep you up and running …This is why we only feature the highest quality automotive equipment and automotive lift equipment for your shop and personal use. Shop our car lifts for garage and automotive equipment for sale today!


Rotary Lift is the world leader in hydraulic light duty/heavy duty vehicle lifts and specialty tools. Their auto lifts, truck lifts and specialty vehicle lifts are used in dealerships, independent repair shops plus key market segments such as transit, government, public works, pupil transportation, and car and motorcycle hobbyists. Each of their vehicle lifts has been designed to meet and exceed industry standards. We deliver innovative solutions that enable technicians to be more productive and drive more profit to your bottom line. That’s why when you’re looking for automotive equipment or auto lifts for sale you don’t need to look any further than Standard Industrial and Automotive Equipment. We supply car lifts for garage and car lift parts so that you can focus on your job instead of worrying about the automotive lift parts you need.

When Rotary Lift sees a need in the automotive lift industry, they address it. They have created many products to meet the unique needs of our customers. Rotary Lift customers get more than just steel; they get the industry's finest engineering, innovation and support. They are always looking for innovative ways to help our customers maximize their productivity.

In a vehicle service bay, car lifts are relied upon by owners, managers and technicians to be their largest revenue producer and most productive tool. With this in mind, Rotary is always moving forward, increasing bay productivity by better aligning the lift to meet vehicle requirements. They are also dedicated to technician safety and efficiency.

What is Rotary Lift's mission? To become the #1 provider to the global vehicle lift market by being the best in the world at providing our customers with safe and reliable products that meet market needs. What does this mean to you? It means that we make sure that more years of experience, testing and attention go into each Rotary lift than into any other product of its kind. It is not uncommon in our plants to find Rotary engineers loading a vehicle lift to full capacity and running it for days on end to test its endurance. You'll find most of the competitors’ lifts on hand as well, because the only way to ensure Rotary Lift’s auto lifts are the best is to compare them with the competition.  

And they don't stop there! After a vehicle lift meets all of their own requirements, it undergoes rigorous third-party testing to meet national and international standards for CE, TUV, CSA, and ETL/ALI certifications. As a part of Dover Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, Rotary Lift is not in the business of skimping on safety. The main concern of every single employee at Rotary Lift is that the equipment they manufacture is safe.

So when you buy one of their auto lifts, you know that Rotary engineers have carefully considered every detail - from the high-gloss paint that brightens your shop, to the packing crate that creates less environmental waste. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that some of the first car lifts they ever built are still working today.


An automotive technician designed Rotary Lift’s first automotive lift in 1925. His name was Peter Lunati. The inspiration behind his idea was the sight of a barber chair rising into the air. More than 80 years later, Rotary has grown to be the world leader in lift productivity. Headquartered in Madison, Indiana, they have global operations spanning four continents. They are part of Dover Corporation, giving Rotary Lift the access to the resources and financial support of a Fortune 500 company.


Rotary Auto Lifts are second to none in quality and efficiency. Rotary’s auto lifts are the most used vehicle lift by OEM’s, national auto repair chains, fleets and more! Standard Industrial & Automotive Equipment, Inc. believes in vehicle lift safety and does not sell any brand but the best! Rotary Lift has the most complete line of car lifts for sale, truck lifts, surface lifts and inground lifts that we have found on the market and thus, we feel that this match is a perfect fit. That’s why we have all the rotary auto lifts for sale and auto lift parts that you need in one place. Shop auto lifts for sale from Rotary here today!



Vehicle Lift Safety:

ALI- The Automotive Lift Institute was founded in 1945 as a trade association of U.S. manufacturers of inground lifts. As the history and innovation of automotive and vehicle lift progressed, so did the ALI.


From the beginning, the ALI has been an association of manufacturers that are dedicated to insuring a common standard of safety for all vehicle lift products sold in the United States. By working in cooperation with the National Bureau of Standards, ALI produced the first standard governing vehicle lifts in 1945. Today, the ALI remains diligent with regard to lift safety as a primary activity and promotes the safe design, construction installation and use of automotive lift products. OSHA relies on the standards developed by the ALI and Accredited by the American National Standards Institute.


The ALI does maintain lists models of automotive lifts which have been certified in accordance with the requirements of the Procedural Guide for the Automotive Lift Institute Certification Program which includes compliance with national product safety standards currently in effect.

The directory can be found here.


Please make sure that any auto lift you purchase meets the ANSI-ALI/ETL Standard for Automotive Lifts. All vehicle lifts sold in the United States should comply with the Gold Label Standard required to meet ANSI Standards. Companies that claim they “meet the ANSI/ALI B153.1 standard” or are “UL Approved” are meaningless. For more FAQ’s about the ALI, please visit their website.


 Standard Industrial & Automotive Equipment, Inc. provides auto lift installation, inspection services and repairs in Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana. Feel free to call us if you require service on your auto lift or need one installed. Our service department works on all styles of vehicle lifts and has access to most major manufacturers parts including Weaver Lifts, Challenger Lifts, Snap-On, John Bean, Forward, Bed Pak, etc.


Hose Reels


Standard Industrial & Automotive Equipment, Inc. also offers a wide spectrum of commercial grade hose reel and cord reel choices.  Air reels, oil reels, electric light and cord reels, grease reels and vehicle exhaust hose reels are all available from our top end manufacturers. Reels are the best alternative for extending the life of hoses and also keep your facility looking clean and efficient. A brief outline of hose reel manufacturers are described below.


Reelcraft Hose Reels, for example, is the leading global manufacturer of the widest range of hose reels, cord reels and cable reels for industrial, commercial and professional applications. Reelcraft's key focus is to produce durable, quality products that make hoses, cords and cables more productive, keep them easily accessible and make them last longer. Work becomes smarter with Reelcraft's complete line of spring-driven hose reels, motor driven hose reels, and hand crank hose reels, as well as cord reels and cable reels.


Reelcraft hose reels are “better by design” due to their lasting commitment to excellence. The engineering team is well known for designing durable, high quality products. The majority of Reelcraft's 2500 models of hose reels, cord reels and cable reels deliver fluid and air with the balance designed for welding cables and power and light cords. Reelcraft is known as one of the industry leaders for manufacturing the broadest, most complete product line available anywhere in the world. The company is ISO 9001:2000 certified since 1996. This certification lends their quality, professional organization the competency required to truly be industry professionals.


Reelcraft’s organization allows it to have the most extensive line of hose reels, cord reels and cable reels that are engineered to be “better by design” and quality assured through Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma.


Reelcraft’s primary manufacturing facility is located in Columbia City, Indiana. As a global leader in cable, cord, and hose reel production, they also have global offices that serve Europe, Canada, China, Asia, Australia, Latin America & the Middle East. They are truly a global player in this market but proudly manufactured in the United States.


Coxreels is another excellent example of a leading manufacturer whose products we sell. Cox is a family owned and operated hose reel manufacturer based in Tempe, AZ. They have been supplying hose reels to the industrial, automotive, agricultural and petroleum markets for over 80 years! Their extensive line of hose reels ranges from spring retractable air hose reels, spring retractable cord line reels, motor driven hose reels, hand crank hose and cable reels and their Patented EZ-Coil Safety Series retractable hose reel with controlled rewind.


The Coxreels manufacturing facility is 75,000 square feet and has an in-house engineering department, machine shop robotic welding and spin cell operations, as well as proprietary CNC machinery. This is another fine company that proudly displays it’s MADE IN THE USA status!


Like most other manufacturers, Coxreels has a full line of hose reel accessories such as reel mounting brackets, reel hose bend restrictors, hose bumpers, inlet hoses and replacement hose.


All Coxreels come with a 2-Year manufacturer’s limited warranty. With the quality this company provides, they can afford it!


Let us know if we can help you choose any cable, cord, or hose reel product! We also carry many reel repair parts in stock. Feel free to call and request a parts breakdown of any reel you might need parts on.


Air Compressors


Champion Air Compressors have set the standard as THE air compressor for the automotive industry for many years. Champion air compressors are reliable, durable and American Made. Feel free to contact us for parts and service on your air compressor. Air compressors and compressed air systems are some of the most important systems in an automotive shop. Let us help you make the right decision on your needs.


Air compressors come in all shapes and sizes. It is very important that the buyer understand what is required to successfully size and purchase the correct piece of equipment for their needs.


The first thing a person should do is to evaluate what the air compressor will be used for. In the mechanical automotive industry, we like to use a general rule of thumb that every service bay needs 3 cfm of air. In the heavy-duty truck (municipal, OTR, construction industries) that requirement is usually a minimum of 6 CFM. We don’t expect that every bay will be working with air tools at the same time, but we always have to assume a worst-case scenario. When we look at body shop compressor applications, we need to throw out the “general rule of thumb” and look at each individual application.


Most automotive and truck shop compressor applications can be best solved with a reciprocating two stage compressor. These types of compressors, when sized and maintained properly, should last the average shop a lifetime. Some of the Champion compressors that were sold by our company 40 years ago are still in service today! Champion Compressor’s Advantage product line is designed to fill this market niche nicely.


To properly size the air compressor in any application (if you want a more accurate sizing than the “rule of thumb” mentioned above), you must add up the CFM requirements for all of your tools and equipment that will be utilizing the compressed air at the same time. In an industrial application, the process is the same; ie. Add up all points of usage. An excellent guide for air tool consumption can be found here. We typically bump up the maximum usage by 30% to account for uncoomon situations and or new and future tools. Once this maximum CFM is established, we can work to establish a baseline. Estimating how often each tool is used does this very well. In automotive and mechanical shop operations, usually not everyone is using their tools all the time. Are people using air 50% of the time? 60%? With a reciprocating compressor, we want the duty cycle (or baseline) to be somewhere between 30-60%. Reciprocating compressors worst enemy is heat and heat is produced when that air compressor is working. The less it works, the longer your air compressor will last. The harder it works, the lower the life expectancy.


In a body shop environment, we typically are looking at much higher air usage. In these cases, we usually will recommend a rotary screw compressor. Rotary screw compressors are designed to run at 100% duty cycles. They work best when they are continuously running. While that may seem like the best piece of equipment for every shop, this is not the case. Rotary screw compressors are not designed for stop and start applications, which are more typical to the mechanical shop industry. The rotary screw compressors have many benefits (lower noise, constant demand, etc.) but the downside to them is expense and expense of maintenance. The more often they start and stop, the more prone they are to wear and tear. Body shops, which typically have large compressed air demands due to painting, sanding, etc., will love having a rotary screw compressor.


Another style of air compressor that is just now coming into the automotive market is the Rotary Vane compressor. This style of air compressor is much more forgiving than a rotary screw and much quieter than a reciprocating. We will keep you updated as we learn more about them and how they work in our marketplace.


Vehicle Exhaust Removal Systems


Our Vehicle Exhaust Removal Hose selection is second to none. Overhead exhaust hose, underfloor, portable exhaust hose or structural…we love this part of the business!


A vehicle exhaust removal system is required by the OSHA Standards to limit exposure to diesel particulates and some of the carcinogenic compounds that form as a byproduct of gasoline compounds. Copies of the US Standards can be found at these links:


Feel free to call us for help when designing a new vehicle exhaust removal system or are just looking for auto exhaust hose and accessories. We suggest Crushproof rubber exhaust hose for cars and gas powered trucks, but a more durable exhaust hose (such as the Monoxivent Series 4000 exhaust hose) for diesel trucks and heavy-duty diesel applications.


We have many types of tailpipe adapters for your vehicle exhaust system in the “Accessories” Section of the Exhaust Hose Page. There are exhaust hose splice pieces, rubber tailpipe adapters, steel exhaust hose adapters, exhaust dampers, etc. If you need diesel stack canes, we have those too!


We will be happy to work with you as an end user or as an architect to help design your vehicle exhaust system. While these systems are not all that difficult to work, there are a few key considerations that you will want to keep in mind.



  1. What types of vehicles will the system be designed for?
  2. How many hose outlets (drops) will be required?
  3. Will the vehicle exahust system be above ground or below ground?
  4. What types of aesthetics must be included?


Cars will typically require about 200 CFM per hose outlet or drop. If you want to exhaust 4 bays, your fan will need to be sized for 800 CFM, provided all four bays are exhausting at the same time. If you want to insure adequate flow, but don’t believe four bays will ever be running at the same time, you can put a “duty-factor” appropriate to your requirement. (ie. 3 bays running would require 600 cfm, but if you try to use the 4th bay, your flow will drop to 150 CFM). Gasoline vehicles tend to have low exhaust temperatures and the standard rubber exhaust hose, such as Crushproof exhaust hose, will work very well. If the system is overhead, another great option is the Monoxivent 5000 Series Hose. This overhead exhaust hose will work well with overhead reels because of its light weight and flexibility.


Diesel vehicles will usually require between 350 and 600 CFM, depending on the size of the engine. The same rules apply to the number of bays, CFM required per hose drop and the flow requirements. Diesel vehicles exhaust at much higher temperatures than standard gasoline engines, thus your hose must be made of different materials, usually a silicone fiberglass. The Monoxivent Series 4000 exhuast hose is ideal for most of these overhead applications due to its weight and flexibility. This overhead exhuast hose is rated up to 1000 degrees in oven bake tests and will withstand 1250 degrees with intermittent use.


Some of the newer 2010 models of diesel engines utilize a “regeneration” feature to comply with the new emissions standards. Unfortunately, we do not have enough information to determine the “best practices” of vehicle exhaust removal at this time. We have been told that if the regeneration phase kicks in at idle, the exhaust temperatures can exceed 1800 degrees. While we do have hose that can withstand the temperatures, the costs associated with it are astronomical. As we learn more we will be happy to keep everyone updated.


A question we receive quite often deals with dynamometer exhaust systems. As anyone that uses a dynamometer can tell you, revving up a streetcar engine to 600 rpm will create a LARGE amount of vehicle exhaust. We have vehicle exhaust systems that will fit the bill whether you are working on cars, motorcycles, trucks, boats or snowmobiles. Dynamometer exhaust systems require a bit more information to figure out, since we cannot use our standard baselines (such as 200 or 600 CFM per drop). In these cases, we must start with determining the largest volume of CFM you wish to handle. Please contact us for a worksheet that will help to determine the information we will need to size up a system for you.


When we size a system, it is always helpful to have a drawing showing the proposed layout. You can always fax us or email us a drawing for our recommendations. We will always provide you with a schematic of these recommendations free of charge.


Lubrication Equipment

We offer several brands of lubrication equipment on-line and we carry even more in house. Standard Industrial & Automotive Equipment, Inc. is a distributor for the following brands: Alemite, Balcrank, Graco lubrication equipment, Lincoln lubrication equipment, Liquid Dynamics, Plews, Samson and several others. All of these manufacturers have various types of lubrication equipment, including oil, air & grease reels, oil and grease pumps, grease guns, portable dispensers and waste oil drains.



Balcrank lubrication equipment is designed for automotive quick lube facilities, dealerships, fleet, and commercial vehicle applications. We carry a complete line of pumps, retractable hose reels, patented waste oil drains, control handles, and other lubrication equipment accessories.


The Cincinnati Ball Crank Company, as it was originally named, was a manufacturer of machine hand wheels and cranks. The company, founded in 1906, originally produced these products for machine tools and quickly became a mass producer of starting cranks for automobiles. In 1920, Balcrank began manufacturing double tubular bumpers for cars and in 1922 they entered the lubrication equipment field. Developments in the lubrication field came quickly in the following years; 1923 received patents on grease couplers and fittings, 1924 developed the first air-operated high-pressure volume grease gun, 1926 developed the first air powered grease pump, 1930 developed the first enclosed reels.


Balcrank acquired the “Brookins” product line in 1932 and changed it’s name to Balcrank in 1943. Since 1948, with the introduction of the “Jet Power” air operated pumps, they have constantly been at the forefront of innovation in fluids delivery systems.


One of the newest products introduced by Balcrank is their “TRUE BLUE DEF DISPENSE SYSTEMS”. A wide range of true blue systems and outfits have been designed specifically to handle DEF to help reduce vehicle emissions. DEF is packaged in totes, drums and bottles. Balcrank introduces drum and IBC outfits and systems for dealerships, garages, feels and commercial facilities.


A wide range of true blue DEF Systems have been designed specifically to handle Urea to help reduce automotive emissions. Urea is a way of carrying ammonia, which can be used to catalyze NOx. Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) systems are now being developed that use Urea , which in turn cuts NOx. These SCR systems will be used on new cars and light trucks starting with 2008 models.

True blue DEF Systems is addressing making SCR system refills convenient for technicians . Balcrank Products introduces pumps and outfits that could be placed in dealerships, garages and gas stations on a widespread basis. true blue DEF Systems offers dispense options for all types of facilities.

Manual pumps are an economical choice for Urea dispense. Rotary pumps are easily installed on drums. Pumps can be purchased alone or in outfits with a 10' fluid hose and extension.

Samson Corporation

Samson is part of a worldwide manufacturer of bulk fluid dispensing packages, fluid inventory and management systems, lubrication equipment, control handles, oil drains, hose reels, fluid extraction and evacuation systems, specialty fluid dispensing roll-a-round units, shop furniture and various other types of equipment.


Samson claims the lowest overall cost of fluid dispensing systems due to low upfront costs for equipment, low cost of repairs, low cost of service and guaranteed consistent pricing.


Samson products are very high quality products that offer trouble free operation resulting in an excellent value for the money. Unique product designs, exceeding SPC specifications, guarantee product performance. The engineering excellence of this supplier has led to several patents on the equipment!


Samson offers a strong 2-year warranty on all standard products and a 25-year warranty on the Workmaster line of shop furniture.


Samson is always striving to expand their product line and seeks new market potential. Their technologic advancements have led more companies, like ours, to expand our product lines due to the value they bring to both customers and distributors.


Samson offers a nationwide installer / service support network with 24 hour emergency response time in most cases. The service program offers “back-up” equipment and can provide timely quotes, installations and service.


Samson has recently introduced their Series 506 Aluminum Hose Reel. This new concept provides easier installation and service in any mounting situation. The reels can be used in low, medium and high pressure fluids.


Types of Lube Equipment


Oil Meters: All of the lubrication equipment manufacturers offer oil meters. There are several different types of meters depending on what types of fluid you are dispensing. The typical oil meter has a rigid metal extension with a manual, semi-automatic or automatic non-drip tip. The meter may come in either a pistol grip or extended design. All of the manufacturers offer mechanical, electronic (digital) or electronic pre-set oil meters. A few also offer a mechanical pre-set meter, although they are no longer as common.


Electronic and electronic pre-set meters are useful when switching back and forth between imperial and metric measures. These meters are usually designed for indoor usage, although some meters are designed for indoor / outdoor usage within their operating temperature ratings. All of these meters are battery operated.


Oil meters are all designed with a ½” NPT inlet and 3/8” outlet, except in the case of some high-flow meters.


ATF Meters: While similar to the standard oil meters, ATF meters are usually equipped with a whip hose for a nozzle, as opposed to the rigid pipe. All other aspects of the meters are the same as a standard oil meter.


Gear Lube Meters: Again, very similar to standard oil & ATF meters, but the dispense nozzle is bent at an angle that allows for working around differentials.


Dispense Valves: What makes a dispense valve distinct from a dispense meter is the lack of a measuring device. Dispense valves are usually used in applications that also entail the use of a centralized inventory control system or bulk drum filling applications. Dispense valves usually incorporate the handle (which controls the flow) and the extension (which is inserted into the container or vehicle being filled). Dispense valves are also known as control handles.


Grease Dispense Valves: These valves are sometimes known as grease handles. Usually attached to a hose reel, they can have either a rigid or various flex hoses on the end. It is always important, when using a pneumatic pump, to insure that the dispense valve and hose has the proper pressure rating for the pump. Grease is usually pumped at a pressure of 5,000 psi and can be extremely dangerous if improperly sized equipment is mixed together. Every grease dispense valve ends in a hydraulic coupler. A grease dispense valve (or grease handle) will usually have a ¼” NPT(F) inlet and a 1/8”-27 NPT outlet on the handle itself. There are some high volume brands that have a 3/8” inlet, but they have become a rarity. Almost all grease handles have a swivel between the handle and the inlet hose. The swivels can come in a variety of styles, but the most comm

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