At the Hannover Messe, Schaeffler's Linear Technology business unit will be presenting an electromechanical lifting column as a ready-to-fit complete solution for the first time. This features a robust construction and compact design, and can move loads of up to several hundred kilograms reliably and with a high level of technical availability. The compact mechatronic system is designed for applications with high requirements such as those found in medical technology, but it can be easily adapted to suit the requirements of other industrial applications. The electromechanical lifting column comprises a solid support tube with a cable feed, an inner tube, a motor with reduction gearing, a spindle with a safety retention nut, flexible cable trunking systems to accommodate the cables, a cable set, a flange for mounting a swivel unit, and stable sheet metal components for connecting to the adjacent construction. Bores are also included to allow the lifting column to be mounted on a frame or a trolley. Two high-performance linear guidance systems arranged opposite each other in the lifting column allow high and precisely reproducible guidance quality. Electronic limit switches detect when the lifting column has reached the end of its stroke travel. A brushless 24 V DC motor serves as an electronic drive. The lifting columns are delivered as complete, ready-to-fit units and can be integrated into both new and existing systems with no problems.