Move High-Value Pharmaceutical Equipment With Ease

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Manual Handling

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Resource Utilisation

Benefits of electric tugs in pharmaceutical manufacturing

  • Maximise productivity by enabling efficient movement of equipment and loads
  • Utilise resources more effectively by eliminating manual handing
  • Keep your people safe and free from physical strain
  • Ensure controlled movement of high-value equipment and loads
  • Eliminate damage to operating environment, equipment and loads, with high manoeuvrability
  • Utilise hydraulic coupling to maximise load security
Download your guide to material handling in pharmaceutical manufacturing
Download your guide to material handling in pharmaceutical manufacturing

Our stainless steel range of electric tugs & tows


Moves up to 1,200 kg

The SmartMover is a versatile machine for moving mobile process equipment weighing up to 1,200 kg. It is the perfect solution for moving vessels and tanks up to 1,000 L volume.


Moves up to 3,000 kg

The IP55 rated MasterTow can push, pull, manoeuvre and brake mobile process equipment weighing up to 3,000 kg. It is ideally suited to moving larger tanks, mixers and skids up to 2,000 L volume.


Moves up to 4,000 kg

The MasterHandler is designed specifically to move process equipment mounted on all swivelling caster wheels up to 4,000 kg.


Moves up to 15,000 kg

The MasterTug is available in a range of weight capacities up to 15,000 kg. Being compact, powerful and highly manoeuvrable it is perfect for moving the heaviest skids, tanks and large volume chromatography columns.

Staff can now manoeuvre heavy wheeled loads, safely and easily, around tight corners and through awkward spaces.

Mike Gust
Technical Service Manager

Maximising efficiency & safety in pharmaceutical manufacturing

From chromatography columns to skids and mixers, the MasterMover pharmaceutical range of stainless steel electric tugs and tows is designed to make moving heavy cleanroom equipment and loads easier and safer, maximising efficiency and safety.

Compact, powerful and highly manoeuvrable, they make light work of moving heavy process equipment in clean room environments enabling one person to move loads up to 20,000kg, eliminating manual handling, reducing risk and improving utilisation of resources.

1 SmartMover moving media/buffer tote
2 MasterTow moving a single use mixer
3 MasterTug moving a chromatography column
4 MasterHandler moving egg-tested vaccine manufacturing equipment


Why leading pharmaceutical manufacturers trust MasterMover

MasterMover is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric tugs. Pharamaceutical leaders around the world trust us to be part of their manufacturing processes and operations. That gives us the knowledge and you the reassurance to help you choose the right product for your needs including:

  • Durability and high-quality that deliver time and time again 
  • Ability to deliver custom solutions designed around existing systems and processes 
  • Compact and powerful machines delivering safe, precise movements of sensitive and high-value loads 

We also offer an aftersales support service using regionally based technicians to give you complete peace of mind, wherever you are in the world, alongside certified operator training and service plans.

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Your questions, answered

How does an electric tug help increase efficiency?

Where traditional manual handling methods require 2 or 3 people to move heavy loads, our electric tugs and tows are single person operated; man power is reduced to one person, freeing up resources.

How can electric tugs protect your people, equipment and product?

In a word, ‘control’. A tug provides people with the ability to precisely control the movement of process equipment. All of the effort involved with manhandling a tank into position is removed.

At the gentle press of a thumb a tank can be moved up a ramp onto a weigh scale and stopped exactly where it needs to be.

With this level of control over load movement, people and equipment can be protected and the risk of losing a batch to a toppled tank disappears.

Is it possible to operate an electric tug in confined spaces?

Yes – all of our stainless steel tugs and tows can push, pull, manoeuvre and brake mobile process equipment.

The flexible steering on our machines enable them to rotate loads on their corner axis. This unparalleled range of movement means that our tugs can move loads in even the tightest of clean room environments.

What is the grade of stainless steel used?

All our stainless steel tugs and tows are constructed with a 316 grade steel chassis. A pickle and passivation process is undertaken to assist with the formation of a continuous chromium-oxide passive film and to remove contaminants.

Finally, a 240 grit polish is applied to provide the durable finish.

I think I need something different; can you help?

Yes – we’re an engineering company with over 25 years’ experience.

If we can’t solve your moving and handling problem with our standard range then we can explore creating a custom solution just for you.

Download our pharmaceutical brochure

MasterMover has spent the last 25 years helping our customers in the pharmaceutical industry to move high-value and sensitive loads, often in cleanroom production environments. Find out more, by downloading our brochure.

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