NETZSCH Barrel Emptying Pumps:

Automatically and Almost Residue-Free Emptying of Barrels and Containers

NEMO® Barrel Emptying Pumps suction themselves automatically to the bottom of the barrel or container to achieve almost residue-free emptying in the chemical, pharmaceutical and foods industries. The heart of the Barrel Emptying System is a volumetrically conveying NEMO® Progressing Cavity Pump. When the NEMO® Pump is started, a vacuum is created under the follower plate. This then simultaneously puts slight pressure on the substance in order to guarantee constant suction in the pump.

Features of NEMO® Barrel Emptying Pumps:

  • very gentle conveyance
  • nearly residual-free emptying
  • conveyance also of compacted products
  • conveyance of solids

NEMO® Barrel Emptying Pumps offer you:

  • conveyance volume in proportion to rotation speed
  • constant low-pulsation conveyance
  • high efficiency
  • low life cycle costs combined with easy serviceability

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Base Frame
Base frame with pneumatic lifting device

NEMO® Progressing Cavity Pump

Follower Plate
Follower plate with leveling collar

Electrical Control
Design according to customer specifications

Pneumatic Control
As one-hand or two-hand control

General Construction of NEMO® Barrel Emptying Pumps

  • lifting device in steel, powder-coated or VA
  • depending upon the model, with 1 to 3 pneumatic cylinders with or without linear sliding guide
  • depending upon the model, with one-hand or two-hand pneumatic control
  • extraction pump
  • follower plate

The NETZSCH TORNADO® Industrial Rotary Lobe Pump is available…

  • in stationary, mobile and table-top versions
  • with optional security enclosure
  • for container sizes from 2 L to 1000 L
  • in capacities from 0.002 m³/h to 5 m³/h
  • for dosing directly from the barrel
  • in other designs upon request

…and conveys

  • low to high viscosity, highly filled and highly abrasive substances


NEMO® barrel emptying pumps are universally applicable and empty nearly any container. They have a wide spectrum of applications and are used primarily for substances with the following properties:

  • Low to high viscosity
  • Dilatant, thixotropic or structurally viscous
  • Highly filled
  • Shear-sensitive and pressure-sensitive
  • Highly abrasive
  • Smearing or non-smearing
  • Sticky or gel-like
  • Heated or unheated

…such as RTV silicones, 1K and 2K epoxies, PUR sealing compounds, petroleum jelly, various fats, fruit concentrates and doughs.