Drum Dispensing Cradle

DCR01

The STS Drum Dispensing Cradle enables you to move 200-litre drums from a vertical to a horizontal position with low levels of effort. We designed and purpose-built this unit for decanting steel and plastic drums, and the cradle has a decanting height of 350mm. The movable handle and braked castors make this unit an ideal decanting station for 200-litre drums.

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The STS drum dispenser with the drum secured horizontally ready for dispensing contents The STS drum dispenser holding a 200 litre drum in the drum cradle An engineer secures the drum into the STS drum dispenser An operator manually tilts the STS drum dispenser An engineer positions the STS drum dispenser ready for decanting The drum is supported in the barrel cradle of the STS drum dispenser

DCR01

The STS Drum Dispensing Cradle enables you to move 200-litre drums from a vertical to a horizontal position with low levels of effort. We designed and purpose-built this unit for decanting steel and plastic drums, and the cradle has a decanting height of 350mm. The movable handle and braked castors make this unit an ideal decanting station for 200-litre drums.

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Key product features

Low operator effort

The engineer tips the drum using the STS drum dispenser

Low operator effort

Using leverage and engineered geometry, we’ve significantly reduced the amount of effort you need to use to move and decant drums. You can orient drums weighing up to 300kg ergonomically, with an input load below 25kg.

Safe drum loading

An operator uses our drum trolleys to load the drum dispenser

Safe drum loading

Load your drum onto the baseplate using our STS Universal Drum Trolley (pictured), an STS drum depalletiser, or another suitable and safe drum lifter. Once you’ve loaded the cradle, use the stainless-steel chain to secure the drum in place.

Decant height of 350mm

The decanting feature on the STS drum dispenser

Decant height of 350mm

For emptying drums into smaller vessels, this unit offers a great solution. If you need to empty an entire drum into a process then it may be better to take a look at our universal drum rotators, which offer far greater decanting heights.

Handle storage

The operator holds the handle of the STS drum dispenser

Handle storage

Use the unit’s handle to turn the drum 90° from vertical to horizontal and vice versa. When the drum is in the decanting position, you can remove the handle and place it on the other end of the cradle using the locking pin. This allows you to move the unit around with the drum in the decanting position.

Stainless-steel construction

A drum dispenser and barrel cradle, made from stainless steel

Stainless-steel construction

We manufacture this drum cradle in full stainless steel, making it particularly suitable for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Stainless steel is far superior to other materials when it comes to corrosion resistance; we design our units to last.

Braked castors for parking

The braked castors on the STS drum dispenser

Braked castors for parking

Our customers often keep these cradles in a specific location where staff go to decant small amounts of material. Our braked castors ensure that the drum and cradle stay static and stable when you’re using them.

Drum suitability

Varying sizes of drums that can be accommodated by the STS drum dispenser cradle

Drum suitability

Our Drum Dispensing Cradle is suitable for handling 200-litre straight-sided drums. The geometry of the cradle means that you should only handle 200-litre drums with this product. For more information on compatible drum types, see the drum suitability document by clicking the button below.

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

ATEX Drum Dispensing Cradle on wheels showing drum with tap fitted

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

We can provide a fully-certified ATEX drum cradle for use in hazardous work spaces. Our DCR01-Ex is suitable for gas and dust classified spaces: Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22, where explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres exist. 


Our ATEX cradle is manufactured to ensure electrical continuity, a path to ground is always present. We supply our ATEX models with a manufacturer’s EU Declaration of Conformity stating compliance with the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.

Optional features

ATEX option

We can provide this drum cradle certified to ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU – suitable for use in potentially explosive ATEX Zone 1 environments.

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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Technical specification

See the full technical specification for our Drum Dispensing Cradle for details such as weight, dimensions and load capacity.

Instruction manual

View the instruction manual for our Drum Dispensing Cradle, 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.

FAQs

Do you have a question for us? Take a look at our FAQ page for answers to common customer queries.