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Answers to the most frequently asked questions about our innovative rigid chain system Marathon Lift

The Marathon Lift is designed for a broad range of applications. Find answers to frequently asked questions about applications and specifications here. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be delighted to assist you personally.

 

Thanks to the patented rigid chain, the expected service life has a minimum of one million operating cycles.

As the rigid chain installed in the Marathon Lift moves vertically based on a lantern gear drive, it can be moved continuously and independent of position. The accuracy depends on motor control and/or the braking performance.

The Marathon Lift does not have a self-locking function.

Control of multiple systems is possible by using servo motors or through mechanical synchronisation.

Depending on the application, variations are available with regard to chain length (lifting height), chain magazine size and mounting elements.
Please use our enquiry form or contact a consultant from the Engineering Department to find an individual solution for your application

Pushing applications with horizontal chain guide can be easily carried out.

An adjustment of the installation position and the direction of the drive shaft is possible within certain limits.
Please use our enquiry form or contact a consultant from the Engineering Department to find an individual solution for your application.

A corrosion-protected design is not available, however, depending on the application, various components can be designed with special coatings.
Please use our enquiry form or contact a consultant from the Engineering Department to find an individual solution for your application.

Thanks to the maintenance-free Marathon chain joint, additional lubrication is not required. To prevent dust adhesion or contamination with particles from abrasive processes, the chain can be sealed with our wax lubricant WKS-W to provide additional protection for the self-lubricating chain joint.

The system is designed for use in temperatures from 0 °C to 100 °C.
It is possible to provide the self-lubricating sintered bushings with a special high-temperature lubricant to extend the temperature range from -30 °C to 250 °C.
In any case, when used in extreme temperatures, we recommend testing all components of the system for their suitability for the individual requirements of your application.
Please use our enquiry form or contact a consultant from the Engineering Department to find an individual solution for your application.

The Marathon Lift is not designed for outdoor use.
Please use our enquiry form or contact a consultant from the Engineering Department to find an individual solution for your application.

The Marathon Lift is not designed for water contact applications.
Please use our enquiry form or contact a consultant from the Engineering Department to find an individual solution for your 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
Fax +49 2331 782-455
[Translate to English:] Martin Kiehne
Martin Kiehne
Technical support
Fax +49 2331 782-455
[Translate to English:] Thomas Rafflenbeul
Thomas Rafflenbeul
Technical support
Fax +49 2331 782-455