Drum tipper with load-cell weighing system

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Our range of drum tippers can all be fitted with a load-cell weighing system. Learn about how the system functions on an STS stacker.

STS - Drum Tipper Load Cell Weigh System (-LC) Weighing Drum Contents
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Which units can they be fitted on?

STS drum rotators are supplied with three distinct power options: manual-hydraulic, electric-hydraulic and pneumatic-hydraulic. All of these models can support a load-cell weighing system. On the electric model the display is powered by the on-board batteries; whereas the manual and pneumatic models require an external battery pack. The external packs can be removed from the unit for charging as and when required.

Where is the display mounted?

The load-cell display can be mounted on either the head assembly or above the rear control panel. It is important that the display faces the position the operator will be standing when the drum is emptied. STS supplies 3D CAD drawings for each drum tipper ordered, this allows customers to review load-cell placement ensuring a solution is provided which best suits their process.

What about ATEX certified equipment?

ATEX equipment can also be fitted with load-cells. In these cases we install ATEX-compliant cells, display and battery enclosure. The battery pack on the ATEX models must be charged outside of the ATEX environment using a supplied charger. The display unit functions in much the same way as the non-ATEX equivalent and is just as easy to use.

Close up of load-cell weighing system display unit.
The load-cell display can be fitted either on the head assembly or above the control panel.

Drum rotators

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.

Contact us

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.