More power with new tooth belt hoists

| Project Management

"Our dynamic lifts enable faster transport and require approximately 50% less drive power."


Learn more about how the optimised, powerful tooth belt hoists from Schwingshandl can enable faster, higher, and more cost-efficient processes.

What is the difference between conventional lifts and the newly developed tooth belt hoists?

"Traditional lifts without counterweight are designed for high speeds and acceleration up to 1000/1500 kg. However, for loads weighing more than 2000 to 3000 kg they quickly reach their limits.

Our newly redesigned tooth belt hoists with a counterweight, similar to those used in lifts, and a drive mounted at the top can move more quickly and need less power input."

What speeds can the new lifts reach?

"The acceleration of counterweight lifts offered by other manufacturers, which are normally constructed with flat belts, is relatively limited and is approximately 0.5 m/s².

Our tooth belt hoists, can reach speeds of up to 1.5 m/s², even with a significantly reduced electrical power input. This represents a significant benefit for the customer, putting us head and shoulders above the competition."

Have the high-performance lifts already been used in projects?

"Several customers are already using the new powerful tooth belt hoists, among them a company in Hamburg that produces screws and continuously needs to transport heavy loads – usually two fully loaded pallets simultaneously resulting in about 2000 kg. A particular feature of this project was the great height, as the system had to cover three storeys with a total height of 18 m. In parallel with this, we have also implemented projects in Saudi Arabia, Australia, Denmark, and Spain."

How do the costs compare to classical lifts?

"Relatively speaking, the faster tooth belt hoists are actually not much more expensive, and the reduced power input means they also have an optimum price-performance ratio. Enquiries are flooding in and we are already working on a new order."


  • Lifting speed: Up to 2.0 m/s
  • Acceleration: Up to 1.5 m/s²
  • Payload: Up to 3000 kg
  • Lifting height: Up to 20 m
  • Lowest approach height: Min. 490 mm (depending on load-bearing equipment)


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