Ingredients to fight diseases


Ingredients to fight diseases

Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry is required to comply with the regulations of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in order to guarantee a reliable and consistent production to the desired quality. Based on the requirements for process validation and the needs of the User Requirement Specification (URS), SMS delivers the respective engineering, services and documents, all in compliance with the GMP requirements, thus realising the qualification of the plant in all project stages. The comprehensive services of SMS are a reliable basis for the validation of plants in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

With the changes in the pharmaceutical industry continuous processes in thermal separation make more and more sense. As an expert in this field, SMS has been concentrating for some considerable time on the continuous operation of evaporation and drying systems for the pharmaceutical industry with our Hyvap evaporator and our Contivac dryer. The applications show very clearly the advantages of the continuous technology compared to batch processes:

  • Reduced temperature stress of the product
  • Smaller plant and equipment sizes
  • Reduced workforce requirements

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Inside Excellence in process technologies: We are number 1 in thin film evaporation technology and a global leader in drying and high viscosity technology. Take a look inside our technology brochure:



Evaporation Technology

We offer the world’s largest selection of thin film evaporators and build customer-specific equipment for the evaporation of materials which are difficult to process such as viscous, fouling and heat sensitive liquids.

Drying Technology

Depending on the requirement, we combine and customise drying processes and components to suit the product properties so that, for example, toxic or explosive materials can be safely and efficiently processed.

High Viscosity Technology

Our thin film processors and large volume reactors for the manufacture and preparation of polymers are world leaders and guarantee the very highest quality and efficiency as well as excellent process results.


Evaporation of solvents from polipeptide extracts for medical treatment of cancer
Design, manufacturing and delivery of a HYVAP skid mounted unit
Evaporation of solvent from phospholipids for vaccine production
Design, manufacturing and delivery of small size Thin Film Evaporators with fixed blade rotor for easy cleaning and gentle processing

Smart process engineering

Whether in high viscosity processing, evaporation or drying, our wide technology portfolio enables us to develop the best configuration, from the selection of suitable equipment through to complex systems.

  • Experience - basic tool of success
    About 7'500 installations worldwide and thousands of trials in our test centre are a sound base for smart process engineering.
  • Knowledge - not only for our equipment
    We combine the know-how about our specialised equipment with in-depth knowledge of many industrial segments and technologies. Therefore, many well-known names in a broad range of industrial sectors rely on our products and services.
  • Up-to-date tools - to support innovation
    Experience and knowledge are not limited to the equipment itself, but also include modern design tools and technologies like computational fluid dynamics, flow sheet calculation and finite volume methods in mechanical design.