The BUCHEN-ICS Group’s locations

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BUCHEN-ICS’ business locations

The REMONDIS Group’s business locations

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Safety-oriented processes for catalyst 

and bulk material handling without entry

Remote Technologies for safe catalyst unloading

In today’s modern world, there are many good reasons for finding ways to facilitate the unloading of pyrophoric catalysts without entry, in order to minimize the time that specialist workers spend under immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) conditions in reactors under a nitrogen blanket.

BUCHEN-ICS has developed a number of technologies in order to achieve this goal. One of these systems is our Remote Vacuum Robot (RVR) – a hydraulically-powered, remotely-operated device that allows dry granular catalyst to be unloaded from outside the confined space. And our latest innovation, a compact size version – the Cat Crawler (patent pending). Compared to manual unloading, this system not only reduces the time spent under IDLH conditions but also increases efficiency by avoiding time-consuming entry checks and preparation.

Customer benefits of using the remote vacuum robot at a glance


Connected to the vacuum hose and operated from outside the nitrogen zone.

Efficient Material Breakup:

Features a best-in-market rotating cutting head for breaking up compacted material.

Remote Operation:

Equipped with two cameras for precise, true remote operation.

Customizable Design:

Tailored to meet diverse industrial needs. Engineered for non-free-flowing, agglomerated catalysts.

Key features of our Cat Crawler

Thanks to its compact size, it can even work in confined spaces under the reactor floors.

Remote control outside the reactor.

Specially developed for solid catalytic converters.

Make an appointment with us and we will empty your reactor using the remote vacuum robot and cat crawler.

Please contact us directly at: 

BUCHEN-ICS GmbH // A company of the REMONDIS Group