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Gartec Dumb Waiter / Service Lift

Gartec service lifts, often called dumb waiters, are a small-load goods lift for transporting anything from documents, food and laundry to goods, equipment and small trolleys. Often seen in hotels, libraries, kitchens and restaurants, service lifts help reduce manual handling.

Dumb Waiters with a Difference

The Gartec Service Lift (dumb waiter) is a simple, durable small goods lift, usually at waist/serving height. An extra quiet motor and wipe-clean surface makes it perfect as a serving lift for hotels and restaurants, and the supporting frame means quick installation.

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What is a Dumb Waiter/Service Lift?

Dumb waiters, or service lifts, are a small-load goods lift for transporting anything from documents, food and laundry to trays, equipment and small trolleys. Commonly these are found in hotels, restaurants and pubs.

The Gartec Service Lift

Our Service Lift/Dumb Waiter is a simple, durable solution. An extra quiet motor and wipe-clean surface makes it perfect as a serving lift for hotels and restaurants. The supporting frame system means quick and easy installation with no motor room or load bearing shaft required – helping you to get back to work faster. The Gartec service lift can take loads up to 150kg.

Need a lift with a higher load rating? Try the Gartec Goods Lift.

Gartec Service Lift: Key Features

  • Up to 6 stops (20m)
  • Up to 24 entrance points
  • Internal or external installation
  • Load rated from 50-150kg
  • Bi-parting shutter doors
  • 4 hour fire rated landing doors
  • Shelving options
  • Top or bottom drive positioning

The Gartec Dumb Waiter uses a self supporting steel structure which is erected in just a day or two, with minimal building works on site and no load bearing shaft. You can enclose the structure to suit the surroundings. A counter balance drive system makes the Gartec dumb waiter more energy efficient without a reduction in power.

The lift features electro-mechanical safety locks on the doors for peace of mind and the car can be fitted with adjustable shelving or with fixed heated shelving if desired.

Gartec Service Lift Types

Gartec offer 4 main types of dumb waiter/service lift:

  • 400 & 500: smaller with lower 50kg load capacity
  • 600: a larger car with option for 100kg load capacity
  • 800: the largest model, available to 150kg load capacity

Double bank versions of the dumb waiter are great for laboratory lifts or food service lifts where contamination or temperature need controlling. If you would like a double bank, a wall will need to be created on site to separate the shafts.

You can also position a Gartec Trolley Lift beneath the service lift in the same shaft.

Gartec offer a range of packages for regular lift servicing and maintenance, and all our commercial lifts come as standard with a 12 month warranty for your peace of mind.

Service Lift Technical Details

Rated load 400/500: 50kg
600: 50/100kg
800: 100/150kg
Speed 0.35m/s
Power req. 1-phase, 240v, 1pH, 50Hz
3-phase, 415v, 3pH, 50Hz
Controls Automatic call & send at each entrance
Technical Compliance Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
No. of Stops 6 (up to 20m)
No. of doors Max. 2 per stop
Environment Indoor or outdoor
Motor Motor winding unit with counter balance drive
Motor Position Top or base (for base +150mm to shaft width)
Control Supply 415v or 240v
Motor Power 0.375kW – 0.55kW
Electrical Protection RCD with 240v


Car Sizes*
400 Model SE: 400x400mm
TE: 400x360mm
AE: 430x400mm
500 Model SE: 535x500mm
TE: 535x460mm
AE: 530x500mm
600 Model SE: 635x600mm
TE: 635x560mm
AE: 630x600mm
800 Model SE: 835x800mm
TE: 835x760mm
AE: 830x800mm
Structural Openings*
400 Model SE/TE: 665x550mm
AE: 710x620mm
500 Model SE/TE: 800x650mm
AE: 810x720mm
600 Model SE/TE: 900x750mm
AE: 910x820mm
800 Model SE/TE: 1100x980mm
AE: 1110x1020mm
Tower size Structural opening dimensions -50mm
Sill Height 900mm
Travel Height Up to 20m
 Headroom req. 400: 2350mm
500 & 600: 2550mm
800: 2650mm

*SE = single entry, TE = through entry, AE = adjacent entry (door configurations)

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