Linea DDA Commercial Lift

Rated loads

Up to 5 persons

Drive system
2:1 Hydraulic  or  MRL Traction (Gearless)

Power supply
230V (Optional 400V)

Travel height
Up to 12m

Up to 6

Door Opening
2000mm x 900mm

Door configurations
Swing Auto/Manual or Automatic Sliding

The Linea DDA commercial lift is ideally suited to commercial situations requiring secondary access for up to 12m travel. It is primarily suited for limited mobility use. Made in Italy –  durable lift that features components from Italy’s leading component manufacturers such as the Wittur Hydra Automatic sliding doors and the driveline from Start Elevator SRL.

Choosing Your Installation Method

Versatile, the Linea DDA can be installed into a shaft or with its own self-supporting frame. The Linea DDA is a flexible option for existing buildings as well as new builds.  With both options the lift can become a feature with the addition of glazed panels incorporated into the shaft design.

Standard Features

  • Choice of two drive systems to match your requirements
  • Animated Displays – Blue illumination standard with other colours available by request (Black, White, Yellow, Green, Red)
  • Energy efficient – Automatic Sleep mode for Cabin Lights
  • Fault Logging provides simple service analysis
  • Return Lift to Certain Floor Possible
  • Premium Commercial Grade VVVF controlled automatic doors by Wittur – Unmatched reliability
  • Adjustable settings for door open/close duration & door speed
  • Emergency Battery Backup incase of power outage – Lift auto lowers to bottom and opens doors
  • Halo Illumination of buttons upon placing a floor call – Red and Blue available

Specifications ( NCC E3.6/AS1735.12 )

  • Compliant with AS 1735.16, AS1735.11 & AS1735 12
  • Voice Annunciation as per AS1735.12  (Arrival at Floor, Doors Closing, Doors Opening, Door Gong/Tone)
  • Stainless Handrail as per AS1735.12
  • Braille on buttons as per AS1735.12
  • Audible Tone on button push as per AS 1735.12
  • Emergency Call Button as per AS1735.12
  • Connection to 24 hr Call Centre included with maintenance contract

Type of Linea DDA To Choose From

Traction Drive

Reduced Energy Consumption

Traction lifts consume up to 90% less energy than their hydraulic counterparts due to the use of counterweights to help offset the weight within the cabin.

As the lift travel speed increases, a traction lift design becomes essential due to the reduced energy consumption required during travel.

Environmentally Friendly

Traction lifts to further their environmentally friendly credentials won’t require oil during their life aswell as avoiding the risk of potential leaks.

The ultra-low friction design also provides long-lasting durability adding to the lifts lifespan.

Ride Quality

The ride quality is unmatched with a VVVF inverter controlling the motor speed accurately so the lift starts and finishes softly and smoothly every time.

The Linea DDA lift features adjustable speed maps so we are able to tune to preference.

Gearless Drive Technology

It has only been in the past few years that gearless motors generally reserved for use within high-speed elevators has now become available for the 0.30m/s(Metre per second) lift market.

Gearless vs the older Geared (Motor+gearbox) drive offers a long-lasting lifespan as well as reduced power consumption due to minimal mechanical friction.


The previous drawbacks in the past for traction lifts for the 0.30m/s market have mainly been the cost as well as requiring a larger shaft size.

Both of these aspects have been resolved with the Linea DDA Lift being closely priced to the hydraulic version making it an attractive upgrade.

To maintain a minimal shaft size similar to the Hydraulic, the Linea DDA lift  features a unique integrated counterweight frame which travels within the cabins guide rails.


Hydraulic Drive

Economical Cost

Hydraulic lifts offer a budget effective alternative to Traction models mostly due to a simpler design which allows for reduced installation time.

Country Areas

The design becomes a good option for areas outside of metro with the lift being easier to service. With Australia being a large country with a small spread out population it’s not as common to have specialist service technicians in all areas.

Quiet Travel

The hydraulic pump/controller being outside of the shaft can be located up to 10m away from the lift shaft. This can allow for a quiet journey in the up direction with the lowering direction always being quiet as the lift will lower via the use of gravity.

The Linea DDA also has a submersed pump optional which provides additional noise damping for sound sensitive installations such as banks, offices and libraries.

Lifting Capacity

Hydraulic Lifts are renowned for their ability to lift heavier loads. The Linea DDA has a Heavy Duty version which can be specified with heavier cabins that may contain stone floors, panoramic glass windows and increased payloads.


Hydraulic lifts offer a simple design that is proven and well suited to travel speeds of 0.15m/s and 0.30m/s.

If a lift cabin is likely to become a panoramic glass with stone floors then the increased lifting capacity of the heavy-duty hydraulic version becomes the best solution.

We currently have the Linea lift available in 230V single phase and also a 400V three phase.


Gearless VVVF Traction

Hydraulic with soft stop/start


Made in Italy
Unmatched efficiency for power to speed – 750w @ 0.30m/s (30cm per second)
Ultra-Low Friction Gearless Technology
VVVF drive provides unmatched ride quality
Quiet operation
2:1 Traction Design with counterweight at 40%
Microprocessor Controller – Ultra Reliable
Smart integrated Counterweight design allows for minimal shaft dimensions
Only 200mm minimum pit & 2700mm minimum headroom
Made in Italy
Budget friendly
Quiet Submersed Pump available
Heavy Duty 500-600kg system available
Larger cabin sizes available
Telescopic and 2:1 Roped Drives for longer travel
Microprocessor Controller – Ultra Reliable
Compact shaft dimensions
Only 150mm minimum pit & 2600mm minimum headroom

Drive Power Requirement

750w2kw (0.15m/s)  /    3kw(0.30m/s)     /   4kw (0.30m/s Heavy Duty)
Note: Hydraulic lifts only need motor power when moving up.


0.15m/s  or   0.30m/s0.15m/s  or   0.30m/s

Controller Cabinet

2100h x 300w x 150d
Generally integrated beside top door but can be located elsewhere by request.
1400h x 750w x 410d
Generally located beside lift base.
Can be located elsewhere by request up to 10m distance.

Comparison - Linea DDA vs Elevators


Type Of lift

Linea DDA (1400 x 1100 cabin)

Elevator (1600 x 1400 cabin)

Compliant with NCC 2016

Compliant for travel up to 12m (Small Sized Low Speed Automatic) CCompliant for travel to any height (Electric Lift)

Compliant with AS1735

AS 1735.16
AS 1735.11
AS 1735.12
AS 1735.1
AS 1735.11
AS 1735.12

Wheelchair suitable


High traffic public spaces

Not suitableSuitable as primary transport

Schools, offices, retail, basement parking

Compliant & suitable as secondary transport
(Staircase is primary foot traffic route)
May not be ideal due to space and cost constraints


Key / Key Card / OtherOptional

Reduced Servicing Costs

Servicing Intervals

Every 6 mths – Low/Mid use
Every 3 mths – High use
Every 3 mths
Monthly in some cases such as government

Servicing cost

Approx. $330 per serviceApprox. $600 – $1000+ per service

Reduced Construction Costs

Installation time

1-2 weeks2-4 weeks

Lifting points at top of shaft

Not requiredRequired and can add an element of danger if lifting point fails


Mobile Scaffold included at no charge with installationMay require a high amount in scaffold costs and multiple trades.

Pit Depth


Structural Walls required

1x Wall2 x Walls

Door Sill Rebates

Not RequiredOften Required

Water issues in pit

Not common as pit is only 200mmCan be a problem as the lift pit can be the lowest point of retaining
walls and in basements

Headroom / Overrun


Shaft Size

1550 x 17502000 x 2000

Power Requirements during installation


Technical Details


ItalyOften China


MRL VVVF GearlessMRL VVVF Gearless


400kg / 5 Persons1000kg/13 Persons



Door type

Automatic Sliding Door with optional Fire RatedAutomatic Sliding Door with optional Fire Rated

Animated Displays

LCDOlder Dot Matrix or LCD

Two Control Panels in Cabin


Buttons with Braille & illumination




Voice Annunciation


One touch button to contact emergency


NBN/GSM SIM phone line system


Backup Power in case of power outage

Standard feature. Easy and affordable to renew batteries.
Car lights stay on and cabin moves to closest floor to let person out.
Often do not include battery backup or is very costly initially as well as
to renew batteries.

Engineered To Site Specifics

We look at all elements unique to your site to ensure your Linea is rated to be a durable, long lasting solution. Robust driveline and structural frame components can be added where required as well as resilient finishes suited to harsh coastal/outdoor environments.

Quality is at the forefront of the Linea DDA Commercial Lift. A large range of finishes can be carefully selected to customise the lift to suit the décor and style of your building.

Various materials such as stainless, timber laminates, skinplates and undercoats offer long lasting surfaces.

The Linea DDA presents as a smart, well designed lift with the high degree of attention to detail for which Italy is renowned.

Select Your Preferred Finishes

  • Cabin walls
  • Ceilings
  • Flooring materials or ready to add your own
  • Cabin doors
  • Landing doors
  • Door types – solid, framed glazed, frameless glazed
  • Structure colour/materials
  • Glass types – clear, frosted, blue solar, mirror, tinted
  • Custom elements – Logos imprinted within glass, special flooring, special ceilings
  • Button colours
  • Animated displays in cabin and landings

Panoramic Cabins

A panoramic cabin allowing users to view outside of the lift cabin while in motion is a Linea DDA option. The intricate machinery of the lift can offer a visually appealing statement and additional interest to the building.

Quick Turnaround Times

Each lift takes approximately 16 weeks from drawing approval stage to arrive in Australia, ready for installation. An express turnaround option is also available which reduces turnaround time to 9 weeks.

“A new lift installed within 10 weeks. Ask us how!”

We aim to deliver to site and install within 5-10 working days depending on specifications.

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