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ATEX Crane Slung Drum Rotator (Weigh Scales)

DRU02-WLC-SS-Ex

Lift and tilt drums using our crane slung drum rotator with weigh scales. The unit is suitable for customers with a requirement to measure material weight during decanting. This model can be connected to a PC system to log weighing data in real time; extremely useful in environments where quality assurance is critical. We supply this ATEX unit in stainless-steel; non-ATEX steel models are also available.

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DRU02-WLC-SS-Ex

Lift and tilt drums using our crane slung drum rotator with weigh scales. The unit is suitable for customers with a requirement to measure material weight during decanting. This model can be connected to a PC system to log weighing data in real time; extremely useful in environments where quality assurance is critical. We supply this ATEX unit in stainless-steel; non-ATEX steel models are also available.

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Key product features

Drum band assembly

The overhead drum tipper is fitted with a fixed drum band suitable for 200-210 litre drums

Drum band assembly

We can supply our crane slung drum tippers with a universal or fixed clamping band.


Universal drum band - with this adjustable band (not shown) you can handle steel, plastic or fibreboard drums from 50 to 220 litres. Simply adjust the variable band to the diameter of the drum and secure the drum with the ratchet and polyester strap; an upper rim clamp is also provided for additional drum support.


Fixed Band - the fast acting over-centre clamp (shown in image) is adjustable to allow drums from 580-600mm in diameter to be clamped (200- to 220-litre drums). Made out of stainless steel and manufactured in the UK, the securing system is extremely durable and robust.

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Wireless weigh scale system

The overhead drum rotator is fitted with a set of wireless load cells.

Wireless weigh scale system

We have designed and manufactured this overhead drum tipper to include an integrated weighing system for use when lifting with a crane or overhead hoist. This load-cell feature allows operators to easily measure and control material flow with accuracy and confidence. Data logging via a computer system is possible making the unit very useful in modern factories and production facilities. 


The load cell is housed within the top section of the DRU02 frame, therefore protecting it during use. We have developed this model to be completely fail-safe; in the highly unlikely event that the load cell fail or be damaged, the load remains secure thanks to the captive securing arrangement fitted below the crane hook.


The wireless system utilises 2.4GHz radio waves, a transmitter sends weight data to a handheld receiver; PC connection kits are available for data logging purposes. The weigh scales have an accuracy of +/- 0.1kg and are fully ATEX compliant.

Self-locking gearbox

high-quality self-locking rotational gearbox ensures drums never self-rotate

Self-locking gearbox

Rotating drums by hand is easy when using our ergonomic gearbox with a ratio of 120:1. The gearbox assembly is made up of a 60:1 primary gearbox and 2:1 secondary 90 degree transfer gearbox. We use self-locking gearboxes to ensure drums never self-rotate when an operator lets go of the rotation handle. The folding gearbox handle can be tucked away when not in use to prevent it catching on obstructions.

Large lifting pin and fork pockets

Image of the Overhead Drum Tipper on a fork lift

Large lifting pin and fork pockets

The crane slung drum tipper features two distinct pick-up points which makes it a great addition to any company with existing lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts. The large central lifting pin allows for use with an overhead crane, derrick or hoist. The load-cell system is connected via the central lifting pin. Fork pockets are also included beneath the top bar for use with stackers and forklifts (these are not connected to the ATEX weigh scale system).

Drum suitability

Image of drum that are suitable for the overhead drum rotator

Drum suitability

Our ATEX Crane Slung Drum Rotator is suitable with a wide range of drum types, sizes and materials. For a full list of compatible drum types, see the drum suitability document below.

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ATEX-certified for gas and dust zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 (optional)

Overhead drum rotator manufactured in stainless steel for ATEX and zoned areas

ATEX-certified for gas and dust zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 (optional)

This ATEX-rated overhead drum tipper is suitable for gas and dust areas: Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22.  Constructed from 304-grade stainless steel greatly reduces any thermic-strike risk. All our ATEX drum handling equipment is supplied with a manufacturer’s EU Declaration of Conformity stating compliance with the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU. Non-ATEX models are supplied in steel and are grit blasted and powder coated. 

Optional features

Fixed-size drum band

If you’re only handling 200- to 220-litre steel and plastic drums, our fixed over-centre drum band makes securing and handling drums quicker.

ATEX option

We can provide this model certified for use in an ATEX area - suitable for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22.

Stainless-steel model

We can offer a 304-grade stainless steel unit with a aqua blasted smooth clean finish. These units are suitable for clean rooms and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) areas.

Sale or return

In the UK we can supply certain equipment on a sale-or-return basis, meaning you can use a unit on-site for seven days with no obligation to buy it once the trial period is up. Find out more here.

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Instruction manual

View the instruction manual for our ATEX Crane Slung Drum Rotator (Weigh Scales), which details how to safely operate and maintain the unit.

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.

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