Gear Rafts & Guarding

High-Quality Gear Rafts & Guarding

We at Mulhouse have built our reputation as an independent UK lift manufacturer for over 40 years. We focus on the design and manufacture of all types of lifts for private and commercial sector clients including high-performance gear rafts and guarding. With in-house manufacturing facilities, we offer a complete end-to-end service including up-to-date design using 3D CAD drawings. So, if you’ve been looking for a trusted company to manufacture and supply your gear rafts and guarding, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

What type of lifts are there?

We offer a wide selection of lift car design and manufacture. Whether you require a commercial lift, industrial lift or residential lift, we have the solutions for you. Here’s our guide to the different types of lifts that we work with…

Why do I need guarding?

As a business owner or person responsible for a building, you are legally a duty holder. This means that you have a responsibility and duty of care to those who use and work in the building. By law, you are required to make sure that your lifts are compliant with the Lifts Directive, Machinery Directive EN81 and UK legislation. A way you can do this is to ensure that you have lift guarding installed in your motor room, lift shaft and lift car top.

What is a gear raft?

To ensure the smooth running of your lift system, it’s essential that you have a high-performing gear raft in place. Within the mechanics of a lift, there are certain machines which control the ropes and pulleys to effectively move the lift car sling and cabin. A gear raft is a unit that this machine sits on and is required to be robust, durable and well-manufactured. Fortunately, at Mulhouse, we have the experience and skills required to manufacture gear rafts to exceptionally high standards.

Why Choose Us?

Steel Fabrication

As well as lift car manufacture, we also offer steel fabrication services. A steel fabricator creates products or structures from raw materials, such as metal. By manipulating, bending and assembling these raw metals, we can create a variety of products for several applications. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.

How do you design and install gear rafts and guards?

The process for designing and installing gear rafts and guards couldn’t be easier, and we can complete the work in three simple steps…

What is guarding?

When a lift engineer is conducting maintenance, repairs or lift installation, they need to be protected against risk. Whether that’s in the machine room, lift shaft or lift car top, there needs to be adequate protection in place. Fortunately, we manufacture high-performance gear rafts and guarding for this very reason. Without them, engineers could face life-changing injuries from contact with:

  • Sheaves
  • Pulleys and cables
  • Shafts
  • Breaks
  • Governors
  • Handwheels
  • And more

Are there any requirements for guarding?

Several regulations must be considered for guarding. These include:

  • Guards must be suitable for the purpose for which they are intended
  • They must be of good construction, sound material and adequate strength
  • Proper maintenance should be undertaken regularly
  • They should not increase health and safety risks
  • They must not be easily bypassed or disabled
  • They shouldn’t restrict the view of the operating cycle of the machinery

What type of lifts are there?

We have a huge selection of lists on offer. Whether you require a commercial lift, industrial lift or residential lift, we have the solutions for you. Here’s our guide to the different types of lifts that we work with…

Passenger Lifts

Our passenger lifts are suitable for installation within a variety of sectors. These include residential settings, offices, hospitals, hotels, shopping centres, public buildings and more.

Good Lifts

Our goods-only lifts or goods and passenger lifts boast high-performance and lifting capabilities of up to 5000kg. They are highly robust and manufactured to an extremely high quality.


Fire-Safety Lifts

For use in the event of a fire, our fire-safety lifts are essential in many commercial and industrial environments. As a lift user, you may not think about the maintenance and repairs that go on behind the scenes. However, for maintenance engineers, their safety during lift repairs and servicing is of paramount importance. For this reason, we manufacture high-performance gear rafts and guarding…


Get in Touch

If you’re looking for high-performance, high-quality gear rafts and guards, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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