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ATEX Drum Dumper

Custom-built ATEX pneumatic-hydraulic drum dumper for 205 litre steel and plastic drums and certified for use in Zoned areas.

Customer requirements

  • ATEX certified, Zone 1 unit required
  • Side tipping required to keep unit short in length
  • Air/pneumatic-powered system
  • Must handle steel and plastic 205 litre drums
  • Load capacity of 350kg
Side tipping drum dumper pouring contents into another barrel.
Side tippers have less reach than forward tipping machines but are shorter in length.
Drum dumper lifting a 205 litre drum to full height.
The ATEX requirements meant the unit was pneumatic-hydraulic powered.

Our customer had a small space envelope to work within. They needed to lift and tip drums at a low level and required no forward tipping reach. A side-tipping drum dumper was the best solution as the unit was compact (front to back). We issued 3D CAD drawings of the proposed unit to the customer for review before manufacture.

ATEX drum dumper pneumatic-hydraulic control system.
Control panel located on side of the drum dumper.

The control panel was located on the side of the unit. It featured two levers for the lift and rotation controls. As the unit was air powered there was an 'operate' button which needed to be pressed before either lever would activate. The unit included all mandatory safety features such as an emergency stop button.

View of the fixed band head assembly on a drum dumping machine.
View of the front showing the fixed clamping band.
Side view showing wheels and control panel position.anel
Side view showing the control panel and chassis assembly.

This drum dumper is another example of STS designing custom drum handling equipment to suit a specific need or requirement. If you have a project that requires drums or barrels to be handled get in touch to see how we can help. We are able to provide CAD drawings to demonstrate how our units would fit with existing infrastructure.

ATEX Pneumatic -Hydraulic Side Drum/Barrel Tipper
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