SHERPA: Goods Only Lift

SHERPA Goods Only Lift with no pit requirement

Efficient vertical transport of your goods

The SHERPA goods only lift is our real all-rounder. It is an efficient and simple to plan solution for vertical transportation of goods in an industrial environment.

In its standard configuration, the SHERPA has a load capacity of up to 4,500 kilograms and a lifting height of up to 18 meters (with two to six stopping points). The lift is delivered as a freestanding structure with sheet metal cladding. The required pit depth is very small and can be altogether avoided by choosing the ramp option. No building modifications are required. The lift can be easily integrated into existing building and rack systems. Thus, the installation is fast and easy.

This goods only lift is a tailor-made lift. We work closely with our customers, extend our flexibility to design and offer fully customized cabin sizes.

As the name "goods only lift" indicates, the SHERPA is the solution which enables transportation of goods only. If it is necessary to assist the goods, the ESCORTA goods lift is a great alternative.

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Move more, do more.

Improve business productivity by moving more, in less time. The SHERPA can move up to 4.5 tonnes which reduces unloading time and increases throughput. It is possible to reach similar lifting capacities as a hydraulic lift with all of the space saving benefits of the SHERPA. No pit, no machine room, a selfsupporting steel frame shaft and much shorter installation times all resulting in a smaller overall project cost. 

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Automation of multi-storey transport processes with goods and freight lifts from Lödige Industries

The automation module for Lödige goods and freight lifts optimises internal material transport for warehouses and production facilities.


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SHERPA goods only lift technical data

Load capacity max. 4,500 kg
Nominal speed 0.2 m/s
No. of stopping points 2 to 6
Sill load 60% of the payload
Lifting height Up to 18 m
Cabin width 900 to 2,800 mm
Cabin depth 1,200 to 4,500 mm
Cabin height 1,800 to 2,800 mm
Passengers Not allowed. Only goods
Shaft width 1,270 to 3,600 mm
Shaft depth 1,340 to 4.840 mm
Installation width/depth Shaft width/depth + 40 mm circumferential
Shaft head height* min. cabin height + 450 mm / max. cabin height + 950 mm
Pit depth* 70 - 150 mm
Door configuration One side loading and or through car loading possible
Power train Electric with chain
Directives Machine Directive 2006/42/EC
DIN EN 81-31 (on the basis)


* Depending on the load capacity

No pit is needed if a ramp will be used.
Special designs in terms of size, conveying height and material possible on request. Technical specifications for planning purposes only. Subject to change.

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The Lödige approach enables various executions to accommodate special requirements and structural conditions. The SHERPA lift can be individually configured (up to 3,000 kg) in great detail In terms of size, lifting height, materials and look.


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Possible applications of a SHERPA lift:


In production facilities, freight and goods lifts enable the fast and easy movement of goods between different levels. In this way, production processes can be linked and improved across several floors.


Our SHERPA goods lift can transport goods up to 4,500 kg and is highly convenient, with all of our installations requiring no modification to the building.

Logistics and Distribution

Goods and freight lifts are optimally suited for use in logistics companies. Tailor-made and easy to install, the goods lift can simplify and improve process flows to a great extent.


Extremely compact and space-saving, our SHERPA goods lift fits into logistics centres and warehouses. It can be integrated into both existing and new buildings and transports goods weighing up to 4,500 kg.


Event and Shopping Centres

In event and shopping centres, goods and heavy loads have to be transported quickly. With the help of goods and freight lifts, goods can be easily transported to different levels away from visitors and at the appropriate delivery points.


Our SHERPA goods lift can also be integrated into existing buildings and racking systems. In addition, it comes complete with a self-supporting steel frame shaft, so there is no need for a machine room or pit.



For optimal logistics in hospitals, a goods lift is the perfect solution to help deliver medicine, clean linen and food. A centrally located passenger or bed lift is often not sufficient, as deliveries are almost always at the back of the building.


With a load capacity of up to 4,500 kg, our SHERPA goods lift is a cost-effective and efficient solution. 

Warehouse benefits of the SHERPA goods only lift

In this project, you can see some of the advantages of the SHERPA goods hoist at first glance. They include a self-supporting shaft for easy installation without a shaft pit and an easy-to-reach inspection hatch for convenient maintenance.

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Dimension your goods lift correctly - in 3 steps

Discover how to plan the most efficient goods lift for your project


What is to be transported? What is the manoeuvring space? What is the weight load? This whitepaper guides you through the essentials of goods lift dimensioning. 

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Find out more about Lödige lift solutions

  • Product brochure
    SHERPA Goods only lift
  • Planning guideline for goods lift SHERPA
    Goods lifts planning made easy - Understanding and applying shaft dimensions - Dimensioning pits and ramps correctly
  • Planning Bundle SHERPA (UK)
    Cabin size: 1400 x 2000 x 2000 mm Tender specification, sample drawings (pdf & dwg)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A goods-only lift, sometimes referred to as a freight lift or cargo lift, is typically employed in numerous warehouses and factories to transport goods between different floors or areas. 

One of the main advantages of goods-only lifts is that they significantly boost the overall productivity and effectiveness of your business operations. They are used by a wide range of different businesses, for a variety of different purposes. 

As goods-only lifts do not necessitate any special building modifications or a separate machine room, the planning and implementation of goods-only lifts are relatively hassle-free.

The SHERPA goods lift from Lödige is a specialised vertical transportation system designed to facilitate the movement of goods in commercial and industrial settings. With a height capacity of up to 9.5 metres, it efficiently transports goods between different levels of a building.

It is versatile, and is suitable for use in a range of situations, including multi-level warehouses, distribution centres, and other facilities. There is no need for a pit, which is often required for traditional lift installations. Instead, the lift can be easily installed using a ramp, making it particularly appealing for situations where civil works on the floor are not practical.

The lift is equipped to stop at four different levels, enabling smooth loading and unloading of goods at each floor.

There are a range of advantages to using a SHERPA lift, that make it an obvious choice for businesses and organisations transporting goods. 

For one, it is versatile, and is suitable for use in a range of situations, including multi-level warehouses, distribution centres, and other facilities. 

And, there is no need for a pit, which is often required for traditional lift installations. Instead, the lift can be easily installed using a ramp, making it particularly appealing for situations where civil works on the floor are not practical.

What’s more, the SHERPA lift comes as a self-supporting structure, eliminating the need for extensive building modifications or additional supports. Its free-standing design ensures stability and easy integration into existing buildings, reducing installation time and complexity.

Operating a SHERPA lift is a user-friendly and straightforward experience. The SHERPA goods-only lift offers a convenient design feature where the control cabinet is typically connected directly to the lift shaft, eliminating the need for a separate machine room.

This setup streamlines the installation process and allows for better space utilisation within the building. However, for added flexibility, if desired, the control cabinet can be relocated and attached to a nearby wall, as long as it is within a maximum distance of 10 metres from the lift shaft.

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