Overhead Drum Rotator (Fixed Band)

DRU02-FB

The fixed band variant of our Overhead Drum Rotator utilises a stainless steel over-centre clamping band. Drums from 200- to 220-litres both steel and plastic can be decanted efficiently. Operators simply connect the drum, hoist it up and then turn the rotation handle to empty the drum contents.

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DRU02-FB

The fixed band variant of our Overhead Drum Rotator utilises a stainless steel over-centre clamping band. Drums from 200- to 220-litres both steel and plastic can be decanted efficiently. Operators simply connect the drum, hoist it up and then turn the rotation handle to empty the drum contents.

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Key product features

Fixed drum band

Image of fixed band on overhead drum rotator- band is suitable for 200 litre drums

Fixed drum band

The fast acting over-centre clamp is adjustable to allow drums from 580-600mm in diameter to be clamped (200- to 220-litre drums). Made out of stainless steel the securing system is extremely durable and robust.

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Rim-clamp securing system

Image of the rim clamp holding in a 200 litre MAUSER drum

Rim-clamp securing system

Our unique rim-locking device attaches to the upper lip of the drum to prevent drum slippage in the band assembly. MAUSER drums and other plastic drums require the use of this device to hold the drums securely. The device is not required when handling 200 litre steel drums as they can be gripped with just the rubber-lined band around the drum circumference.

Self-locking gearbox

Image of the STS manual gearbox on the overhead drum rotator

Self-locking gearbox

A high-quality self-locking rotational gearbox ensures drums never self-rotate. Operators rotate drums by hand by turning the gearbox input handle. With an ergonomic gearbox ratio of 120:1 it is easy for any operator to decant drums in the workplace.

Large lifting pin and fork pockets

Image of the Overhead Drum Tipper on a fork lift

Large lifting pin and fork pockets

With two distinct pick-up points, the DRU02-FB is a great choice if you need a versatile tipper. The large central lifting pin has been designed for use with an overhead crane, derrick or hoist. Fork pockets are installed beneath the top beam to allow mounting onto a stacker or forklift truck..

Drum suitability

Image of drum that are suitable for the 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)

Stainless Steel ATEX crane drum tipper decanting a steel 200 litre drum

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

An ATEX-rated overhead drum tipper is available for use in zoned hazardous areas. Our DRU02-FB-SS-Ex is constructed from 304-grade stainless steel, this greatly reduces 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 stating compliance with the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.

Optional features

ATEX option

We can provide this model certified for use in an ATEX area - suitable for Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22.

Stainless-steel model

We can offer a 304-grade stainless steel unit with a aqua blasted smooth clean finish. These units are suitable for clean rooms and 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.

Overhead Drum Tipper-Fixed Band (Model: DRU02-FB)
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Drum rotators

Tipping drums is an essential part of many industrial processes. Our drum rotators provide a safe way to lift and tip various drum types and sizes, and we can customise each rotator to suit your exact needs.