Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

The chemical and pharmaceutical industry works with substances that are processed further in other industrial sectors such as the plastics, food and beverage, and automotive industries. Organic and inorganic chemicals, fertilizers, plastics or pharmaceutical products are stored in barrels, sacks or jugs, and constantly present new challenges for handling in this sector.

In order to allow safe handling of hard-to-grip elements, Schmalz offers vacuum solutions for a wide variety of applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. Manual vacuum lifting devices ensure ergonomic, safe lifting when handling barrels and sacks. Even in explosion protection zones where special safety measures make handling even more difficult, vacuum lifting devices from Schmalz offer safety and reliability. Particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, automated gripper systems are used for further processing and packaging of the products.


Schmalz Inc.
5850 Oak Forest Drive
Raleigh NC 27616
United States of America

Tel. +1 919 713-0880
Fax +1 919 713-0883
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Requirements and Vacuum Solutions in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry

Vacuum Technology for the Handling of Sacks


Gripping and Palletizing without Damage
When handling chemicals, operators must be particularly careful that no tears or holes form in the sacks, allowing substances to leak out. The tube lifter JumboSprint enables operators to lift loads safely, particularly when handling sacks made of sensitive materials like paper.

Resistance to Chemicals
Contact with salts, vapors and chemicals can make many materials porous and no longer usable. Schmalz suction cups made of specially developed materials are resistant to chemicals, meaning that they offer a far longer service life than other suction cups.


Tube Lifter JumboFlex

Ergonomic one-hand operation for workpieces weighing up to 50 kg

Tube Lifter JumboSprint

For compact workpieces up to 300 kg