July 6, 2022

Leak Containment System® Patents Granted for U.S., Europe & Canada


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Leak Containment System® Patents Granted for U.S., Europe & Canada

June 24, 2022

Kerman, California

MEC Aerial Work Platforms is very proud to announce patent awards have now been granted for the United States (Patent No. 11,112,060), Europe (Patent No. 3,437,962) and Canada (Patent No. 3,021,925), all of which embody MEC’s groundbreaking Leak Containment System® (LCS). 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, and/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 Leak Containment System® keeps safety as the top priority.

“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,” stated Gary Crook, Vice President Engineering.

Indeed, 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 pre-cut absorbent pads, MEC’s LCS has been the first to deliver industry-leading leak detection and containment which 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 45 over years, MEC lifts have continued the tradition of quality and innovation. MEC’s portfolio of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms ranges from all electric vertical mast to direct electric drive slab scissors to rough terrain booms with patented and award-winning design features. See for yourself how MEC is A Better Solution – full featured for high performance, productivity, and safety. For more information on MEC Aerial Work Platforms, visit http://www.MECawp.com

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