Lifting rakes, installed at a 90° angle to each other, are used in loading systems. The biggest advantage here is, that a system only requires little space for installation. A high cycle time is achieved when using a lifting rake, as a new item can immediately be supplied and is ready for discharge from/inflow in the conveyor line of the plant. Another possibility to increase cycle time of a plant is to equip it with a double rake. Plant components and two particular lifting rakes are then controlled by so-called pedal mode.