1) This lift already exists for more than 10 years!
The PowerLift Pro router table package is the most advanced shop routing system in the world
That’s nothing new and there’s no need to prove it works. It’s already successfully installed in many router tables and people use them every day.
2) As mentioned they are also part of every CNC router system. Thousands of them…and they work well. The electric box and stepper motor need to be sealed from dust but that’s not a game changer.
3) Again, using such lift is more convenient, but that’s only one side of the issue. The side I’m more interested in, is the improved accuracy. Dialling in “1/64” up” on your cellphone is faster and less prone to mistakes than counting turns of a screw.
4) The lift from MCLS comes with external buttons and android pad. It’s Bluetooth operated, but all these aren’t necessary. It can also be connected to Wi-Fi and controlled from your iPhone. These are all cheap components. The expensive part are the mechanical enclosure and everything metal.