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Serapid’s Lift Systems

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A LinkLift installation at the Wine Barrel in the L’Arc Casino in Macau, China

This 40-year-old French company designs and produces systems for applications requiring heavy-load and long-stroke capabilities.

Founded in 1972 in Londinieres, France, Serapid, Inc. is a supplier of load-transfer systems for heavy industry applications. It designs and produces systems for applications requiring heavy-load and long-stroke capabilities in areas with limited space and repeatability and accuracy requirements. In addition to its emphasis on reliability and accuracy, Serapid focuses on the safety of designs and systems.

Over the last 20 years, the company has developed products and systems for stage engineering and kinetic architecture and installed such systems in hundreds of theaters and entertainment venues worldwide. Employing approximately 87, Serapid is headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and has offices in Londinieres and Rouxmesnil, France; Bad Mergentheim, Germany; and Bury-St.-Edmunds, U.K. In addition, the company is served by agents in Italy, China, Korea, Spain, Australia and Brazil.

Serapid solutions also include lifts and push/pull systems used for nuclear waste transfer, car lifts and pallet pushing. At the core of its technology is its Rigid Chain, a chain that can push. The chain consists of interlocking links that behave like a chain yet lock like a rigid bar, providing a safe, reliable and compact telescopic actuation mechanism that is environmentally friendly and works in harsh environments. Serapid is also recognized for its Quick Die Change, a process that requires the handling of heavy stamping dies that weigh in excess of 100 T.

Serapid’s application engineers are available to analyze a project’s specifications and aim to help customers optimize their project efficiency. Its range of products allows for various solutions. The company provides services from the design to installation stage and is dedicated to providing assistance after the project’s completion, if needed.

To view a video of Serapid’s products, visit www.elevatorworld.com’s Online Extras.

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