Linear Motion in The Chemical Industry

The integration of the most advanced, comprehensive automation technology is aiding the chemical industry in meeting the fast-paced demands of a globally saturated market. Automation solutions from Helix Linear Technologies allow you to optimize your chemical manufacturing processes from start to finish, offering the utmost reliability, efficiency, and resource allocation within each production stage.

Helix Linear Technologies can help your team with solutions in the most advanced chemical processing applications. Our linear motion components create seamless operation of your production processes—maximizing your capacity while saving time, money, and materials.  

In a highly complex industry where precision is of the utmost importance, chemical manufacturers demand the most reliable linear motion products for their chemical applications.

Companies within this industry produce various industrial chemicals, including toner cartridges, photographic chemicals and film, custom compounding resins, plastics, and more.

Chemical applications integrating Helix technology include:

  • Assembly Systems – An assembly system is a machine that combines and joins individual components to form a unit that may be further integrated with other components to create a final product. Linear actuators and lead screws help the assembly system move smoothly and precisely.

  • Preparation Systems – A preparation system is a machine that aids in the automatic and continuous preparation of different chemical solutions.

  • Platform Lifts – A platform lift is a device that can take a small number of people or products up or down to different floors in an enclosed shaft. Linear actuators help platform lifts move up and down the different floors.

  • Temperature Control Technology – This type of technology is used to control the temperature in different areas. Temperature control is significant in laboratories because they help keep different chemicals at their appropriate temperature. Lead screws help turn the thermostat to the desired temperature needed.

  • Test Tube Fillers – A test tube filler is a machine that fills tubes with chemicals or other products and then seals the tubes shut. Lead screws help test tube fillers dispense the right amount of chemicals into the tubes so every tube can have the same amount of chemicals.


    Mixing/Blending Applications


    • Chemical Mixers – A chemical mixer is typically used for the purpose of mixing or agitating chemicals. The mixer has a rotating magnetic field which results in chemicals spinning rapidly causing a stirring action. This application use lead screws to help with the rapid movement allowing the mixer to mix the chemicals.


    • Chemical Shakers – A chemical shaper is another mixing application. Shakers are designed to operate. In a back-and-forth movement instead of a circular movement like a mixer. Lead screws and linear actuators help back-and-forth movement to mix chemicals smoothly and with precision.

      Chemical Transfer Applications

    • Chemical Dosing Pump – A chemical dosing pump is used to transfer a chemical or another substance into water, gas, or steam. Dosing pumps, which are normally small, provide an extremely precise flow rate for maximum control. Lead screws help the pump with its precise flow and dispensing the right amount of chemicals.


    • Chemical Transfer Pump – A chemical transfer pump is a pump that safely transfers and dispenses chemicals among a system. Lead screws also help transfer chemicals with precision.