This is how to lift all kinds of industrial drums in a safe way
Easily and safely lift sacks and components
Inspiration on how to handle jerrycans with different solutions
Improve Ergonomics and Safety with GMP-Regulated Lifting Solutions
The production of pharmaceutical products and chemicals is characterized by extremely rigorous hygiene standards. The regulations apply to the production, filling process and packaging to ensure the best possible products for consumers, while also protecting the health and safety of employees handling dangerous goods.
Mechanical aids used in GMP-regulated areas must also comply with the high standards of hygiene and quality. Our broad range of stainless-steel lifters and their corresponding tools can help lift, transport and fill most types of applications in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, and are carefully designed to be used in cleanrooms or potentially explosive areas. They are manufactured to GMP standards to prevent contamination and ensure guaranteed reproducible product quality.
Continue reading to learn more about the challenges specific to the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and how we can help you minimise physical strain and maximise employee safety.
Customised Material Handling for All Types of Drums
In both pharmaceutical and chemical production processes, various types of drums and containers are used to store different kinds of powder. These powders are transported from storage areas to production facilities where they are used to manufacture a range of products. While being practical storage solutions, drums are difficult to handle as they come in a variety of shapes and thicknesses.
At Hovmand, we specialise in handling a wide range of drums, so whether your drums are made of steel, fiber or plastic, our innovative solutions help lift, transport and rotate them electrically and securely. Thanks to our flexible modular system, we can easily customise the lifter to fit your material handling needs. In case your drum or container has unusual or unique dimensions, we can even design a one-of-a-kind lifter for you.
If you need help handling drums and other containers within pharmaceutical or chemical industries, we recommend that you take a look at our INOX series and compatible tools.
Moving Sacks and Bags in Pharma and Chemical Plants
When producing pharmaceutical and chemical products, large amounts of powder and granules frequently come in the form of sacks and bags that need to be filled into larger containers or mixing machines. A process that often takes place above shoulder level, why lifting of lightweight fosters poor ergonomic work conditions.
With a Hovmand lifting aid and platform tool, sacks and bags can be effortlessly positioned and lifted to the desired height, ensuring that emptying is conducted quickly, ergonomically and safely. And to accommodate that this pharmaceutical and chemical process often takes place in cleanrooms, our solutions and tools are provided in stainless steel and a hygienic design.
If you also wish to handle sacks and bags (weighing up to 130 kg/ ~287 lb.) in storage areas, our Impact series and platform mounted with rollers is fit for this very same purpose.
Handling Canisters and Buckets
Liquid substances often provided in buckets, jerrycans and other types of containers, are a typical part of the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. However, handling such materials is not an easy task. For example, emptying buckets in funnels positioned above shoulder level or tilting and decanting jerrycans at different heights put employees at risk and creates a need for specialised tools.
At Hovmand, we offer tailored solutions in powder-coated and stainless steel, perfectly compatible with the pharmaceutical and chemical industries’ environments. Our lifters can move both 25 and 60 litre canisters, enabling easy pick-up from storage and following transport to mixing machines, where lifting and emptying can take place – seamlessly, securely and efficiently.