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Greater load-bearing capacity for cargo lifts


Lödige Industries has further developed its chain lifts Sherpa and Escorta. Thanks to a 50 percent higher load-bearing capacity of up to 4.5 tons and a larger car, they can now be used to transport heavier and bulkier loads.

The advantages of the compact solution without a machine room remained preserved, according to the company.

To date, the models Sherpa, a pure cargo lift, and Escorta, a cargo lift with one accompanying person, could only be supplied with their own shaft. Given rated loads of 3 to 4.5 tons, both can now be installed in an existing masonry or concrete shaft. This produces savings particularly in the case of retrofitting and replacement for the additional costs of a steel shaft. The latter is now also available with immediate effect in RAL classic colours. The conveyance height is up to 18 m.

Complete drive concept has been overhauled

The complete drive concept has been overhauled for the increase in the maximum load-bearing capacity from previously 3 to 4.5 tons as well as of the car depth from 3 to 4.5 m. The new 2:1 chain suspension is intended to facilitate compact and cost-efficient design while simultaneously improving the product characteristics. Given rated loads of up to 4.5 tons, the maximum shaft pit is 150 mm, irrespective of the conveyance height or car size.

"Thanks to the tailor-made car, the lifts can be installed flexibly in existing buildings or racking systems without having to make structural alterations," according to Lödige Industries. Thanks to the low on-ramp, installation without a pit is also possible. Moreover, special solutions are also possible with regard to the car dimensions. Both models are type-tested according to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

More information: lodige.com