Power Clamp Drum Rotator

STE01 / STP01-RRH01-Ex

The ultimate in versatility, this drum tipper can lift and tip drums and barrels from 50 to 220 litres. We offer two hydraulic-powered options: electric or pneumatic. The model shown in the photos and video is a pneumatic-hydraulic model suitable for ATEX areas.

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Power Clamp Drum Rotator tipping a 200 litre drum Power Clamp Drum Tipper rotating a 200 litre drum at hoizontal Power Clamp Drum Tipper docking a 200 litre drum to a upright vertical position Power Clamp Drum Tipper in a stationary position clamping a 200 litre drum

STE01 / STP01-RRH01-Ex

The ultimate in versatility, this drum tipper can lift and tip drums and barrels from 50 to 220 litres. We offer two hydraulic-powered options: electric or pneumatic. The model shown in the photos and video is a pneumatic-hydraulic model suitable for ATEX areas.

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Key product features

Lift options

Electric power clamp drum tipper rear control panel.

Lift options

This model can be supplied in two power configurations: the pneumatic-hydraulic STP01 requires an airline connection to supply the unit with hydraulic power via a pump, this model can be ATEX certified for zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 areas; alternatively the electric-hydraulic STE01 has on-board batteries which are charged up via a mains power supply between uses.

Fully compliant circuits

Image of a operator with the Power Clamp using the Fully Compliant Lift Circuits

Fully compliant circuits

Our qualified engineers install the lift circuits and ensure they’re fully compliant. We fit mandatory safety features and emergency stops on all of our products to keep you and your operators safe. 


Each power-clamp model has a clamp pressure gauge located on the rear panel, operators are able to monitor the clamp pressure during use to ensure the drum remains clamped securely in the head. Burst valves protect hydraulic circuits from pressure drops should a hose be damaged during use.

Powered drum clamp and forward rotation

Image of the flexible clamping pads suitable for 50-220 litre drums

Powered drum clamp and forward rotation

If a large number of drums are being handled each day, our fully-powered model offers a great solution. Operators maneuver the unit up to the drum, clamp the pads securely around the circumference, lift and then tip the contents. 


The powered functions save time along with reducing manual handling; as such this is a popular unit for high-throughput applications.

​Clamping pad designs

Powered flexible clamping pads for drums of 25- to 220-litres.

​Clamping pad designs

The flexible pads adapt to the contours of the drums and are able to accommodate a wide range of drum diameters from 280mm to 610mm. The power-clamp pads can be configured to allow drums to be removed from the corner of a pallet. Each gripping head can be tailored to suit your specific lifting application. When handling only 200- to 220-litre drums flexible pads are not required, in this instance we can supply fixed radius pads with a rubber lining.

Controllable rear-wheel steering

Rear steering assembly on a power clamp drum tipper.

Controllable rear-wheel steering

Ackermann rear-wheel steering gives you maximum directional control when tipping drums into your process. The wheels are 160mm in diameter and contain two rubber-sealed (RS) precision bearings, and we fit park brakes on all models. We can also provide you with custom leg configurations along with a power-drive option, should you need them.

Power clamp drum suitability

A range of drums suitable for being handled by an STS drum tipper.

Power clamp drum suitability

Our power-clamp unit is universal by design and is suitable for a wide range of drum types and sizes. The versatile clamping pads can be provided for handling drums with a diameter range of between 280mm and 610mm; the unit can handle drums of up to 1000mm in height.

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

An ATEX Power-Clamp Drum Tipper viewed from the front.

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

When explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres exist, we are able to supply ATEX compliant drum tipping equipment. Our pneumatic-hydraulic model can be certified for use in Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 environments. 


Each of our ATEX drum handlers are designed to ensure electrical continuity, a path to ground is always present. We supply a manufacturer’s EU Declaration of Conformity which states compliance with the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.

Optional features

ATEX option

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

Stainless-steel model

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

Telescopic/variable lift height

Single- and dual-mast models are available, depending on the lift height required. Single masts offer around 1500mm lift whereas telescopic masts offer 2700mm.

Wireless load-cell weighing system

With our load-cell system you can weigh drums while you handle them. A wireless handheld display provides real-time weight information for quantity-sensitive processes.

Variable leg dimensions

When machinery integration is critical we can modify leg dimensions to suit your facility.

Power-drive system

When moving drums over long distances you may need power drive. Our power-drive tiller steering offers effortless control utilising an electric or pneumatic drive system.

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.

ATEX Power Clamp Drum Tipper (Model: STP01-RRH01-Ex)
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Instruction manual

View the instruction manual for our Power Clamp 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.

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