Unlike the roll gate, the lift gate has a small number of larger segments, which all move together. The segments have a sandwich construction, which makes them extremely resistant to penetration. These larger segments are thus not rolled up, but instead are positioned one behind the other, and hang neatly one behind the other when the door is open.
A special feature of this gate is its lifting and lowering mechanism, which makes use of pulleys. Each gate element is suspended on two pulleys, which raise or lower all of the elements evenly.