Company : Italvacuum S.r.l.

Category : Pharmaceutical Process Machinery

Key Products : Vacuum Pumps, Vacuum Dryers

Established in 1939, Italvacuum is an international manufacturer of vacuum dryers and vacuum pumps for chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

The company’s manufacturing capabilities include a wide range of original and patented products that comply with the main European regulations (EC, ATEX and PED) and with the ever more severe FDA rules and cGMP norms:

  • Horizontal paddle dryers
  • Rotary double cone dryers / pulverizers
  • Tray dryers with extractable shelves
  • Lab-scale tray drying ovens
  • Vacuum pumps for continuous recovery of extracted solvents.


Italvacuum also offers a wide range of services:

  • Engineering
  • Pilot trials
  • Customer service.

Italvacuum is able to provide turnkey installations and also to realize bespoke systems that are built according to customer’s requirements. Top quality, safety and productivity in any application, with a special care for sustainability and total respect for the environment.


Italvacuum has a presence all over the world, with a continually growing number of installations in both consolidated markets and emerging areas, a tangible sign of the company’s reliability.

Saurus Vacuum Pump

The vacuum pump unique in reliability, performance and consumption.

It is a simply designed machine that combines traditional robustness and reliability with the most evolved technology. Ensuring total recovery of extracted solvents, even in severe operating conditions.

Best results, minimum operating costs

Saurus939 guarantees unrivalled performances in all the main chemical and pharmaceutical processes, with low-energy motors and economical, easy maintenance.

  • Nominal flow rate up to 3800 m3/h
  • Vacuum level up to 0,03 mbar

Oil consumption virtually eliminated, with Lubrizero®

The exclusive LubriZero® system ensures perfect operation and best performance with negligible oil consumption.

Uncontaminated vacuum

Powerful, efficient, but absolutely safe: Saurus939 guarantees optimum safety through the whole process and complete purity of the final product. In other words, ensures an uncontaminated vacuum.

All the quality of a special machinery

  • Maximum robustness in any work environment
  • Constant recovery of extracted solvents
  • Lower operating costs than any other vacuum technology
  • Uncontaminated vacuum and complete purity of final product
  • Total respect for the environment.

Planex® System

A revolutionary drying philosophy

It consists in a multi-patented paddle vacuum dryer with an eccentric agitator featuring two independent movements, allowing it to simultaneously revolve around its own axis and to rotate tangentially to the drying chamber.

Outstanding results and maximum care for the product

Thanks to its small size, the eccentric agitator uses three times less energy than conventional dryers. And this means a threefold reduction in mechanical and thermal stresses on the batch being dried. As a result, even delicate and temperature-sensitive products are treated with

No localized friction

The agitator's ZeroFriction® planetary movement prevents the product from being rubbed against the drying chamber walls and thus heating up due to friction. In addition, the rotation of the paddles tangentially to the chamber walls, conveys the product into the small clearance between the agitator and the chamber surface, preventing lumps formation and guaranteeing an even more effective drying and a controlled final particle size distribution, which is impossible to achieve with conventional dryers.

Total product discharge

  • Total absence of friction points on the product
  • Minimum clearance between agitator paddles and fully machined drying chamber walls
  • Special automatic program.

CRIOX System

Powdering while drying

CRIOX, an international patent with more than 400 units operating in more than 30 countries, is the ideal rotary vacuum dryer / pulverizer for drying wet powders after centrifugation or filtering processes. The only one with electric lump breakers.

Shape designed for best results

The central body consists of a double-cone rotary chamber which ensures full and continuous revolving of the mass to be dried, coupled to highly homogeneous and uniform mixing.

No lumps

Two electric lump breakers inside the chamber grind and pulverize the drying mass for minimum subsequent mill intervention. This helps having bulk products ready for bagging or powders with checked final particle size distribution, where the next operation is often limited to a sifting phase.

A mix of power and intelligence for maximum quality and productivity.

CRIOX System is multi-product, suitable for the widest range of crystal or amorphous products, and it is multi-purpose, equally effective as mixer or homogenizer. It is also profitable, as it drastically reduces times required to re-establish the line, wash, clean and inspect the plant prior to product change.

CosmoDry® System

The evolution of the species

It is an innovative paddle vacuum dryer, the result of highly advanced research by Italvacuum and of a careful analysis of the production requirements of the most demanding.

Easiness of internal cleaning and inspection

Load flexibility, drying speed, easy unloading, and maximum quality of dried product. All fundamental values, but Italvacuum went even further. The great innovation of It is in the particular structure of the agitator: the inner parts can be dismantled in different parts, quickly and easily. Which means very easy internal cleaning, maintenance and inspection: a mix of qualities that ensure the machine is always kept in perfect working order and optimize the production processes, making CosmoDry® System also the perfect solution for multi product

Easy product uploading

  • Total absence of friction points on the product
  • Reduced gap between the agitator paddles and the wall of the drying chamber
  • Specific unloading programme.

MULTISPRAY® Cabinet Dryer

A consolidated ever evolving technology

It is a tray vacuum dryer, result of over 75 years of Italvacuum experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics applications, developed by focusing on production efficiency and flexibility, ergonomics and safety.

It has highly innovative technological features that allow easy, fast and total cleaning of the chamber and inner shelves.

The cutting-edge development is the extractable shelves version, which is especially suitable for multiproduct applications.

Best operating conditions

  • Perfect temperature uniformity
  • High operating vacuum ratings
  • Ergonomics, ease of use and total safety
  • Designed for clean room installation.

Contact Details

Italvacuum S.r.l.
Via Stroppiana, 3
10071 Borgaro (Turin)
Tel: +39 011 470 46 51
Fax: +39 011 470 10 10

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