Maintenance & Repairs

Manlifts & Industrial Elevators

Manlifts are industrial elevators often used in settings such as feed mills, flour mills and other production operations. Types of manlifts include hand-powered counter-balanced, rack and pinion, and powered endless-belt (such as Humphrey lifts).

Delta’s mechanics have over a century of combined experience with these devices. Delta also has one of the largest spare parts inventory for manlifts in Ontario.

Alimak Rack & Pinion Elevators

Delta is an authorized service provider for Alimak Hek in the province of Ontario for the service and repair of the Alimak rack and pinion manlifts.

Rack and pinion lifts are ideally suited to harsh industrial environments (i.e. mines, power generation, cement manufacturing, chemical production, food processing etc). Where regular traction (roped) elevators require a wire rope that is subject to damage in harsh environments, the rack and pinion design offers a more robust alternative. Also, while varying temperatures can cause wire ropes to lengthen or contract, resulting in leveling problems, an Alimak rack and pinion lift always provides accurate floor leveling in these conditions.

Another advantage is that this type of lift does not require a separate machine room since the drive motor, brakes and gears are all self-contained on top of the car.

Alimak lifts can be installed inside or outside, above ground or below, and on vertical, curved, or inclined surfaces.

Delta field mechanics and office supervisors have completed training provided by Alimak Hek on the maintenance and repair of their rack and pinion lifts and are qualified to service them across Ontario. Delta also has immediate access to the manufacturer's technical support and to all required spare parts.

For field support services of manlifts and Alimak rack and pinion elevators in Ontario, call Delta at 1-800-265-6348 or 519-745-5789, or use our contact form.

For inquiries related to the installation of new rack and pinion elevators, please contact Alimak Hek directly at