Counterbalance Drum Depalletiser

DTP08

Our recently re-engineered DTP08 is a popular product for use in narrow workspaces. The counterbalance design eliminates the need for outlying legs, enabling you to place drums in areas that would otherwise be difficult to access. The universal drum catch, which we use on all our drum depalletisers, allows you to safely move a variety of drums. This model comes with a safe working load (SWL) of 250kg, which we can increase to 350kg if required.

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Drums on a pallet, ready to be handled by the STS Counterbalance Depalletiser An operator positions the Counterbalance truck towards the pallet of drums An operator using the Counterbalance truck to lift and handle a drum An engineer uses the Counterbalance depalletiser to lifts drums off of pallets with ease An STS drum truck being used in a confined area by an engineer

DTP08

Our recently re-engineered DTP08 is a popular product for use in narrow workspaces. The counterbalance design eliminates the need for outlying legs, enabling you to place drums in areas that would otherwise be difficult to access. The universal drum catch, which we use on all our drum depalletisers, allows you to safely move a variety of drums. This model comes with a safe working load (SWL) of 250kg, which we can increase to 350kg if required.

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Key product features

Universal drum catch

The universal drum catch on the drum truck, which can handle a wide variety of drums

Universal drum catch

Laser cut from stainless steel, the adjustable drum catch allows you to connect the unit to drums of different types, sizes and materials. For a full breakdown of the drums that are compatible with this catch, view the PDF download in the drum suitability feature below.

Stainless-steel ladder rack

The stainless steel ladder rack on the STS Counterbalance Depalletiser

Stainless-steel ladder rack

With our stainless-steel ladder you can adjust the position of the drum catch to accommodate drums of different heights – just move the catch lower for shorter drums and higher for taller drums. For a detailed breakdown of the drum heights that are compatible with this product, please see the drum suitability feature below.

Rear-wheel steering

The STS Counterbalance truck being operated by an engineer

Rear-wheel steering

Rear-wheel tiller steering provides a tight-turning circle, which is useful if you’re using the unit in confined areas. The steering arrangement features a combined park brake to keep the unit static when not in use.

Manual hydraulic pump

The manual hydraulic pump for operating the drum truck

Manual hydraulic pump

We assemble our hydraulic jacks by hand in our factory to ensure that each hydraulic system is clean and reliable. During the manufacturing process, our team of engineers tests and inspects every pump to make sure they’re working smoothly and effectively.

Chemical-resistant wheels

The wheels of the STS Counterbalance Depalletiser, which are chemical resistant

Chemical-resistant wheels

To make sure this product performs well in all conditions, we use high-quality elasticated rubber wheels. We also use rubber-sealed (RS) precision bearings: these offer premium wheel performance in harsh environments. To get the most out of this unit we recommend using it on smooth surfaces.

Drum suitability

Varying sizes of drums that can be accommodated by the STS Counterbalance Depalletiser

Drum suitability

As with our other drum depalletisers, you can use the Counterbalance Drum Depalletiser with a wide variety of drum types and sizes, which is useful if you handle different types of drum on a daily basis. For details about the drums with which this product is compatible, please see the technical specification below. If the drums you use aren’t in the specification, contact us and we can offer advice and guidance.

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ATEX-certified model for Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 (optional)

Tight-head drum lifted to height using ATEX counterbalance drum mover

ATEX-certified model for Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 (optional)

Explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres require operators to use zoned ATEX equipment. We provide fully-certified drum movers for use in these hazardous areas. 


The DTP08-Ex is suitable for use in ATEX classified spaces: Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22. Electrical continuity - whereby a path to ground is always present – is of key importance when manufacturing ATEX-compliant equipment. All our ATEX drum lifters are supplied with an EU Declaration of Conformity.

Optional features

ATEX option

We can supply you with an ATEX version of this model, suitable for use in ATEX Zone 1 environments and certified to ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.

Stainless-steel model

We offer a range of stainless finishes on this product, suitable for clean rooms as well as good manufacturing practice (GMP) areas.

Tall-lift model

We can provide this unit with a taller lifting jack, allowing you to place drums onto high containment bunds should this be a requirement.

350kg SWL

We can offer this model with an increased SWL of 350kg. The 350kg-SWL model functions in exactly the same way as the regular model but is simply 230mm longer.

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.

STS - Counterbalance Drum Depalletiser (DTP08) Lift Drum off Pallet, Unload Pallets
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Technical specification

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

Instruction manual

View the instruction manual for our Counterbalance Drum Depalletiser, 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.