Horizontal Small Drum Mixer

DME04

Small plastic drums and kegs are used to store many different goods, some of which require mixing. Our horizontal mixer has been designed with ergonomics and simplicity in mind. An operator manually loads drums into the cabinet before closing the doors - upon closing the doors the electrical circuits are powered up. The fully-compliant electrical system allows for the mixing of drums at speeds from 4 to 20 RPM.

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Operator pressing controls on a horizontal small drum mixer. Horizontal small drum tumbler being loaded by a operator with small kegs Horizontal Small Drum Mixer loaded with four small screw-top drums. Four drum rollers loaded with small screw-top white drums.

DME04

Small plastic drums and kegs are used to store many different goods, some of which require mixing. Our horizontal mixer has been designed with ergonomics and simplicity in mind. An operator manually loads drums into the cabinet before closing the doors - upon closing the doors the electrical circuits are powered up. The fully-compliant electrical system allows for the mixing of drums at speeds from 4 to 20 RPM.

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Key product features

Mixing of four drums at once

Four drums in a drum roller unit - ready to mix.

Mixing of four drums at once

Using a belt-drive system, four drums can be loaded onto the rollers and mixed simultaneously. Companies operating a batch production system can benefit from the ability to mix multiple drums at once.

Mixer control system

Horizontal small drum rollers - electric control panel.

Mixer control system

An electric interface provides operators with precise control over the speed of the drum rollers; the panel includes a mix timer, variable RPM controller and LED-light indicators. On a pneumatic ATEX model the control interface omits any electrical components, this means the equipment is safe for use in a hazardous potentially explosive atmosphere.

Ergonomic drum loading

Horizontal small drum tumbler being loaded by operator.

Ergonomic drum loading

The design of the mixer is such that loading drums is safe and easy. Simply place a drum on the edge of the frame, then push it back onto the rollers. It is important that correct manual handling practices are used when loading and unloading the mixer, operators should keep drums close to the body to reduce the effort required.

Fully compliant safety guarding

Horizontal Small Drum Mixer with fully complaint guarding arrangement.

Fully compliant safety guarding

In compliance with the EU Machinery Directive, we manufacture our drum mixers with a full guarding arrangement as standard. The guarding prevents access to the rollers during mixing whilst still allowing a view of the drums.

Safety gate interlocks

Small drum rollers in cabinet with safety gate interlock switches.

Safety gate interlocks

To protect operators all STS drum mixers are fitted with safety gate interlocks; only once the gates have been closed can you activate the mixing function. Equally, should the gates be opened during a mix cycle the unit will stop mixing immediately.

Factory configurable for different drums

Cabinet with drum rollers, for handling four small drums as shown.

Factory configurable for different drums

The model shown is suitable for mixing 5 litre screw top plastic drums. Upon order we can configure this product for drum sizes of 3.6 litre up to 15 litre (up to 350mm in height and diameter). The drum rollers are set in the factory to match your company's particular drum size.

Optional features

Pneumatic powered

We can make any DME04 (electric unit) into a DMP04 (pneumatic unit), the pneumatic model can be certified for use in an ATEX area.

ATEX option

We can provide this unit certified to ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU – suitable for use in an ATEX Zone 1 environment.

Stainless-steel model

We can offer a range of stainless finishes on this mixer to make it suitable for clean rooms as well as 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.

Horizontal Small Drum Mixer-Four Drums: 3.6 to 15 Litres (Model: DME04)
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Bespoke Drum Mixers

Mixing products in certain drum types requires tailor-made equipment: we can design custom horizontal, end-over-end and cabinet mixers.