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Powered Drum Lifter / Handler

DPC01

Ideal for customers who wish to increase efficiency and eliminate manual handling; our powered drum lifter / handler enables operators to lift and move drums of up to 350kg with ease. The automatic beak grip connects to a wide range of drum types, whilst a tiller at the rear makes for easy manoeuvring and precise placement of drums and barrels.

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Operator uses the tiller on the powered drum lifter / handler. Operator lifts an L-ring 200 litre drum using the powerdrive counterbalance drum lifter Operator uses a powered drum lifter to remove a 250kg L-ring drum from a pallet Powered drum handler removing a 200 litre tight-head steel drum from a pallet Operator uses powered drum lifter to place a 300kg drum on the floor

DPC01

Ideal for customers who wish to increase efficiency and eliminate manual handling; our powered drum lifter / handler enables operators to lift and move drums of up to 350kg with ease. The automatic beak grip connects to a wide range of drum types, whilst a tiller at the rear makes for easy manoeuvring and precise placement of drums and barrels.

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Key product features

Automatic beak grip

Automatic beak grip on an STS powered drum lifter / handler

Automatic beak grip

The fully automatic beak grip improves efficiency within the workplace. The drum gripper is able to grip onto a range of different 205L steel and plastic drums with ease. The operator simply drives the unit towards the drum until the gripper makes contact, they then raise the gripper and it automatically clamps the top lip of the drum while simultaneously lifting the drum. We can offer a range of different drum grippers suitable for different drum types, sizes and applications.

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Battery powered drive system

Image of the powerdrive system of the new powerdrive coutnerbalance drum lifter

Battery powered drive system

Our battery powered drive system comprises of a two 180Ah batteries and an electric drive motor. The efficient drive motor is controlled using a rear tiller assembly which combines industry-standard controls as well as the drum lit and lower functions. An on-board battery charger is located within the control box, simply connect a mains power supply to the unit whenever the batteries are low to return the unit to a fully-charged state. Our powered drum lifters are designed, built and tested in our UK manufacturing facility.

Counterbalance design

Counterbalance design is ideal for loading 205L drums onto pallets, bunds and other machines

Counterbalance design

A counterbalance design is the most popular type of drum lifter; with no legs in front of the lifter drums can be placed without difficulty on a range of different platforms including pallets, bunds, conveyors, machines and dollies. Our counterbalance drum handler can be specified for different drum weights; for example if you handle very heavy 400kg drums we can supply a suitable unit with sufficient counterweight. All units we design are in conformance with relevant British Standards for stability to ensure only the safest equipment is supplied to our customers.

Tiller controls

Operator uses tiller controls on a battery-operated drum lifter

Tiller controls

Our battery-operated drive system is controlled from the rear via a steerable tiller. When placing drums precision is important, the speed control is variable and is adjusted using the throttles on the tiller. An anti-trap switch protects operators during use and a built-in horn is fitted to warn personnel in the vicinity. The tiller controls are similar to that of a mobile stacker truck which means operators will find controls familiar.

Drum suitability

An image of suitable drum types for the power drive drum handler

Drum suitability

As with our other drum lifters, you can use the Powered Drum Lifter / Handler with a wide variety of drum types and sizes, which is useful if you handle different types of drums in your plant. For details about the drums with which this product is compatible, please see the drum suitability document. If the drums you use are not shown in the specification please contact us and we can offer advice and guidance.

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Optional features

Stainless-steel model

We offer 304-grade stainless steel drum lifters, suitable for clean rooms as well as good manufacturing practice (GMP) areas.

Tall-lift model

We can provide this unit with a taller lifting ram (up to 760mm lift stroke), allowing you to place drums onto high containment bunds.

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 Powered Drum Lifter / Handler for details such as weight, dimensions and load capacity.

Instruction manual

View the instruction manual for our Powered Drum Lifter / Handler, 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.

Drum Lifting Equipment

You can use our drum lifters for loading and unloading pallets and bunds as well as STS drum cradles, mixers and dollies. We have a range of drum lifting equipment for use in a variety of operations.