The Marathon Lift is the versatile hoisting and conveying system for almost every industry.

Whether industrial manufacturing, storage and logistics, dynamic applications in buildings such as vehicle lift systems or stage construction – the Marathon Lift is designed for the specific requirements of a wide range of industries. Its freedom of maintenance makes it a technically and economically convincing drive solution in every application scenario.


Thanks to our competence in the segment of maintenance-free industrial chains and sprockets we have been a valued and respected partner in mechanical and plant engineering for many decades and are very familiar with the specific requirements of our customers. Based on this extensive knowledge, we have developed the Marathon Lift to offer a powerful and economical alternative to pneumatically or hydraulically driven lifting systems or spindle or rack and pinion drives in the field of lifting and movement systems.

The broad range of applications is unparalleled. The compelling performance data and the patented drive technology make the Marathon Lift the first choice for many industries and applications with high requirements regarding reliability because thanks to the Marathon Lift, the system is maintenance-free and therefore ready to use at any time – even under continuously high loads with over a million movements without maintenance interruptions.

But the Marathon Lift is also convincing from an ecological point of view. The energy-efficient system does not require the operating material needed for hydraulic systems or the complex lubrication systems for comparable chains systems.

The compact design facilitates the integration of the Marathon Lift wherever installation space is limited. In this way, high performance requirements and wear resistance can be combined with difficult spatial parameters. For conditions that are not only found in complex machine and plant construction projects.

Industrial application

In complex manufacturing and assembly processes such as in the automotive industry, or in the processing industry, the Marathon Lift can be used for a variety of tasks:

  • Feeding of material
  • Tool change in punch presses
  • Scissor lifts
  • Feeding of workpieces into hardening ovens
  • Cooling systems
  • Positioning systems

Storage and logistics / Intralogistics                 

The growing freight transport demands flexible loading and unloading systems. In addition to forwarding agencies, ports and airports, intralogistics is another potential area of application to optimise flows of goods within closed systems. Potential fields of application for the Marathon Lift

  • Automatic transport systems
  • Container handling systems
  • Conveying systems
  • Goods lifts

Building services engineering and architecture

In inner-city areas, space is scarce and expensive. This makes solutions for space-saving parking all the more important, for example, in underground garages where vehicles have to be moved across several floors. The Marathon Lift allows the realisation of further applications:

  • Vehicle lifts
  • Goods lifts
  • Movable facade elements

Stage and event technology

For the event management industry, a flexible adaptation of the stage is part of everyday life. Movable elements play an important part. In concert and event halls, the Marathon Lift helps to bring everything into the right position.

  • Dynamic seating elements
  • Movable stage and platform elements
  • Platforms for structures and technical equipment

The Marathon Lift 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
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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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