Overhead Drum Rotator

DRU02

The unique Overhead Drum Rotator uses our trademark variable band, accommodating drums from as small as 50 litres right up to 220 litres, whether steel, plastic or fibre. Our rim-locking device provides a second securing method, eliminating any risk of the drum slipping while being decanted.

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A drum secured in the frame of the drum hoist or forklift rotator A drum, tipped horizontally using the Overhead Drum Rotator An STS Overhead Drum Rotator tipping a drum A drum hoist, supporting and rotating a drum The side view of the drum hoist, rotating a drum from overhead

DRU02

The unique Overhead Drum Rotator uses our trademark variable band, accommodating drums from as small as 50 litres right up to 220 litres, whether steel, plastic or fibre. Our rim-locking device provides a second securing method, eliminating any risk of the drum slipping while being decanted.

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Key product features

Universal drum band

The stainless steel band which secures the drum into the drum hoist

Universal drum band

Our drum band is unique in the drum handling industry. With our stainless-steel band you handle steel, plastic or fibre drums from 50 to 220 litres. Simply adjust the variable band to the size of the drum and secure the drum with the ratchet and polyester strap.

Rim-clamp securing system

The drum rim clamping detail of the STS Overhead Drum Rotator

Rim-clamp securing system

The drum rotator comes with a rim-locking device, which attaches to the lip of the drum to add a second level of security. This allows you to safely handle a vast range of drums, some of which cannot be handled by other equipment on the market.

Self-locking gearbox

The self-locking gearbox on the STS Overhead Drum Rotator

Self-locking gearbox

All of our drum rotator models include a high-quality self-locking rotational gearbox. This makes sure that when you’re handling drums they always remain under control and never self-rotate. The base model is operated by hand but we can also provide units with power rotation.

Sliding pivot

The clamping band and sliding pivot on the STS Overhead Drum Rotator

Sliding pivot

The clamping band comes with a sliding pivot, allowing you to quickly adjust the diameter of the band to fit various drum sizes. This is especially useful if you work with a variety of drums in your process.

Large lifting pin and fork pockets

The drum hoist being used with an overhead crane hook

Large lifting pin and fork pockets

With multiple pick-up points, the DRU02 is a great choice if you need a versatile rotator. When you’re using an overhead crane the large lifting pin provides a secure fixing point, while fork pockets allow you to mount the unit on a forklift truck.

Drum suitability

Varying sizes of drums that can be accommodated by the STS Overhead Drum Rotator

Drum suitability

Our Overhead 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)

Tight-head drum lifted up in ATEX overhead drum rotator

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

We can provide a fully-certified ATEX overhead drum tipper for use in hazardous zoned areas. Our DRU02-SS-Ex is constructed from 304-grade stainless steel, this eliminates any thermic-strike risk. This model is suitable for gas and dust areas: Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22. All our ATEX equipment is supplied with a manufacturer’s EU Declaration of Conformity.

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 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 unit 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.

STS - Overhead Drum Rotator, ATEX Stainless Steel (DRU02-Ex-SS) Crane Drum Rotator
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Technical specification

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

Instruction manual

View the instruction manual for our Overhead Drum Rotator, 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.