Advantages and technical features of the maintenance-free rigid chain system at a glance

Compact design and powerful drive with low energy consumption: The Marathon Lift combines all advantages of the rigid chain drive with special technical features for highest stability and jerk-free movements. In addition, the proven Marathon technology of the rigid chain ensures the unique freedom of maintenance of our innovative lift drive.


Economical thanks to freedom of maintenance
Thanks to our maintenance-free high-performance chain, the Marathon Lift can be operated without additional lubrication which makes deployment of the system easy and particularly economical.

Compact design
The storage of the chain in a chain box designed for the specific application allows the system to be deployed even in places where conventional lifting systems would require considerably more space. In particular, the ML1000 scores with a low overall height of only 200 millimetres.

Even drive
The innovations of our distinct outer plates as well as the patented deflection system ensure smooth lifting and lowering movements and jerk-free starting.

Exceptional lifting force
Despite its small construction size, the rigid chain system is able to move loads of up to 2.0 tonnes and offers maximum stability even in large lifting heights.

The lifting system can be moved to any position with millimetre precision – without rebounding or lowering during longer idle times as is the case with hydraulically operated systems.

Low energy consumption
The Marathon Lift is operated by its efficient rigid chain drive and is therefore significantly less energy-consuming than hydraulic systems. This not only saves money, but also reduces the carbon footprint.

Long-term resilience 
Even after more than one million cycles, the rigid chain, the deflection and the sprockets do not exhibit significant wear which contributes considerably to a reduction of maintenance intervals.

Our extensive engineering expertise in the drive and conveying technology is reflected in a variety of components, some of which are patented. The Marathon Lift, for example, is equipped with a unique chain and deflection system and special sprockets particularly adapted to the application.


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Your point of contact for all rigid chain systems

[Translate to English:] Dr. Jakob Küpferle
Dr. Jakob Küpferle
Director Engineering
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[Translate to English:] Martin Kiehne
Martin Kiehne
Technical support
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[Translate to English:] Thomas Rafflenbeul
Thomas Rafflenbeul
Technical support
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