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Decanting from Polyethylene & HDPE Screw-Top Barrels


Our electric-hydraulic drum tippers offer a versatile solution for lifting and decanting a variety of polyethyleneand HDPE screw-top plastic drums.

Handling HDPE screw-top drums presents unique challenges. These drums are commonly used for storing food products and other materials, they can be tricky to handle due to their screw-top lids which prevent traditional grippers from attaching.

Understanding this challenge, STS has engineered a range of drum tippers with special features to tackle even the most difficult screw-top drums. Our unit can be fully equipped with additional rim clamp attachments designed to secure these hard-to-handle.

Ensure safe and slip-free decanting.
Designed as a second safety device to prevent slipping.
Open-top drums with screw-top lids made from durable HDPE material, commonly used in the food industry.

The unit shown below was custom designed for a customer who needed to handle a variety of screw-top drums. They needed to decant them into a tall vessel. To ensure safety and efficiency, we manufactured this Telescopic Stainless Steel Drum Tipper using 304-grade stainless steel.

Key Features:

  • Versatility: Designed to handle a wide range of HDPE plastic drums, including those with screw-top lids.
  • Special Rim Clamps: The unit is equipped with additional rim clamp attachments to secure unusual screw-top food barrels.
  • Low Operator Effort: Powered drum rotation and powered lift reduce operator strain, ensuring smooth and effortless operation.
  • Customisable Options: STS offers a wide range of optional features that can be added to the tipper, including powered drum rotation, powered drive and a weigh scale system.
Telescopic Stainless Steel Electric Drum Tipper (STE02-DRH01-SS) Plus Extras for Screw Top Drums
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In food-grade environments, where hygiene and safety are important, our 304 stainless steel models provide peace of mind. Corrosion-resistant, easy to clean, and built to withstand daily use, these models are tailored to meet the rigorous demands of the food industry.

We also manufacture mild steel units for customers who don't need stainless steel machines. Whether they are made from stainless steel or mild steel, our drum tippers are designed to ensure efficiency, reliability, and compliance with industry standards.

L-ring drums are another common type of HDPE barrel.
Our stainless-steel lifters are vibro-polished to ensure a smooth clean finish.

Drum Rotators / Tippers

Tipping drums is an essential part of many industrial processes. Our drum rotators provide a safe way to lift and tip various drum types and sizes, and we can customise each rotator to suit your exact needs.

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Do you have a manual handling issue we could solve? We’d be happy to discuss any handling concerns and advise on the most suitable STS equipment. You can talk to us via telephone, email and social media.

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