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Stainless-Steel Power Clamp Drum Tipper

STE01 / STP01-RRH01-SS-Ex

Manufactured in high quality stainless steel this unit is ideally suited to the food or pharmaceutical industries. The ultimate in versatility, our power clamp drum tipper can lift and tip drums and barrels from 50 to 220 litres. This unit can be supplied with electric or pneumatic power sources depending upon your requirements; the pneumatic air powered system (as photographed) requires an airline connection; this version is designed for ATEX and UKEX hazardous areas, zones 1, 2, 21 and 22.

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Power clamp stainless unit clamps a steel 205L drum at height Operator presses a button on the panel of a stainless steel drum tipper Operator clamps a steel drum with the Stainless Steel Power Clamp Drum Tipper Steel drum in lifted using a stainless steel power clamp drum rotator

STE01 / STP01-RRH01-SS-Ex

Manufactured in high quality stainless steel this unit is ideally suited to the food or pharmaceutical industries. The ultimate in versatility, our power clamp drum tipper can lift and tip drums and barrels from 50 to 220 litres. This unit can be supplied with electric or pneumatic power sources depending upon your requirements; the pneumatic air powered system (as photographed) requires an airline connection; this version is designed for ATEX and UKEX hazardous areas, zones 1, 2, 21 and 22.

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Key product features

Fully compliant circuits

Control panel with buttons for clamping, lifting and tipping

Fully compliant circuits

Featuring powered clamp, lift and rotation, this model is a great fit for those companies looking for efficiency gains in departments that handle drums. All our units are installed with fully-compliant lift circuits; our in-house qualified engineers install all our units with the mandatory safety features and emergency stops to keep operators safe during use. 


This stainless steel power-clamp drum tipper also features a clamp pressure gauge to allow operators to monitor the clamp pressure during use. Additionally, the hydraulic rams are protected by burst valves should a hose or fitting be damaged during use.

Powered drum clamp and forward rotation

Stainless steel power clamp unit rotates a steel 205L drum

Powered drum clamp and forward rotation

This unit has a hydraulic-powered clamping head with powered drum rotation. These powered features save time for operators and allow the unit to be fully operated from the rear panel. Operators simply approach a drum, clamp the arms around it by pressing the 'clamp' button, press 'lift', and then press 'rotate' to empty it. The machine provides ample reach when tipping into large vessels or machines. We can modify the tipping clearances to suit your exact requirements.

​Clamping pad designs

Power clamp drum rotator head clamps 30L and 220L MAUSER plastic drums

​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 are configured to allow drums to be removed from the corner of a pallet if needed. When lifting drums on and off pallets we can also offer a dedicated drum lifter from our range. 


Each gripping head can be adapted to suit your specific lifting application. If you have custom-made drums or unique drums we can provide tailor-made gripping pads to ensure these containers can be clamped, lifted, and tipped safely and easily. 

Controllable rear-wheel steering

Rear wheels on the stainless steel power clamp drum handler

Controllable rear-wheel steering

We construct these machines from 304-grade stainless steel and treat the surface to ensure they have a smooth clean finish - operators can easily clean and disinfect the unit between uses if needed.


The unit is fitted with ackermann-style rear-wheel steering giving maximum control when tipping drums into your process; the wheels are 160mm in diameter and contain two precision bearings. We fit rear operator-controlled park brakes on all drum tipper models to ensure the unit remains stationary when it is left unattended. STS can help with custom leg configurations if this is a requirement for example when interfacing with a wide vessel or narrow machine.

Power clamp drum suitability

An image of a range of drums that can be handled by the stainless steel power clamp drum tipper

Power clamp drum suitability

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


The clamping arrangement can accommodate steel, plastic, and fibreboard drums. Very soft or flexible drums will need to be handled with care as the hydraulic clamping force can distort these. L-ring plastic drums will require a separate INS02 attachment due to their unique properties. Please get in touch with information on your drum types and sizes to check compatibility. 


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

A stainless steel drum tipper is used in a zoned ATEX area.

ATEX and UKEX-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 and UKEX compliant drum tipping equipment. Our pneumatic-hydraulic model can be certified for use in Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 environments. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to offer an electric ATEX or UKEX drum tipper as part of our range; it is possible to get an electric model converted by a 3rd party if required.


Each of our 'Ex' rated drum handlers is designed to ensure electrical continuity, a path to ground is always present. We supply a manufacturer’s Declaration of Conformity which states compliance with the directives and relevant British and ISO Standards.

Specification

STE01-RRH01-SS Stainless Steel Power Clamp Drum Tipper (Electric)

  • Safe working load (SWL)

    300kg

  • Functions

    Powered lift/lower, powered clamp, powered rotation, manual push/pull

  • Power details

    Two onboard 80Ah batteries power an electric-hydraulic pump. Mains 230v smart battery charger built into the control box

  • Controls

    Silicone booted buttons, emergency stop, removable key switch, digital battery condition meter, clamp pressure meter

  • Lift stroke

    1515mm

  • Tipping clearance

    1415mm at 15° tip angle / 1338mm at 30° tip angle (205 litre drum)

  • Drum compatibility

    Steel and plastic drums, 50-220 litres (incl. MAUSER drums)

    (Note: L-ring plastic drums require a separate INS02 attachment)

  • Clamping head

    Hydraulic constant-tension clamping head with pressure gauge for handling a wide range of drum types - ‘hands off’ drum handling solution

  • Powered rotation

    Rotation via powered gearbox assembly, fully invert drums 180° to empty the contents

  • Construction

    Stainless steel 304-grade construction

  • Metal preparation

    Aqua blasted and vibro-polished stainless steel parts, smooth clean finish

  • Guarding

    Polycarbonate shatterproof clear guarding

  • Leg dimensions

    Inside straddle width 850mm, total outside width 1080mm

  • Front wheels

    Two fixed 160mm wheels, plastic centred with polyurethane tyres and precision bearings

  • Rear wheels

    Two tiller steered 160mm wheels, plastic centred with polyurethane tyres and precision bearings

  • Noise

    Less than 76 dBA

  • ATEX features

    No

  • Compliance

    CE / UKCA

STP01-RRH01-SS-Ex Stainless Steel Power Clamp Drum Tipper (Pneumatic-ATEX / UKEX)

  • Safe working load (SWL)

    300kg

  • Functions

    Powered lift/lower, power clamp, power rotation, manual push/pull 

  • Power details

    Air powered - requires min: 400L/min, optimum: 760L/min at 6 bar with 13mm flexible air hose

  • Controls


    Silicone booted buttons, emergency stop, and clamp pressure meter

  • Lift stroke

    1515mm

  • Tipping clearance

    1415mm at 15° tip angle / 1338mm at 30° tip angle (205 litre drum)

  • Drum compatibility

    Steel, plastic and fibreboard drums, 50-220 litres (incl. MAUSER drums)

  • Clamping head

    Hydraulic constant-tension clamping head with pressure gauge for handling all drum types - ‘hands off’ drum handling solution

  • Powered Rotation

    Rotation via powered gearbox assembly, fully invert drums 180° to emply the contents

  • Construction

    Stainless steel 304-grade construction

  • Metal preparation

    Aqua blasted and vibro-polished stainless steel parts, smooth clean finish

  • Guarding

    Anti-static polycarbonate shatterproof clear guarding

  • Leg dimensions

    Inside straddle width 850mm, total outside width 1080mm

  • Front wheels

    Two fixed 160mm wheels, aluminium centred with electrically conductive polyurethane tyres and precision bearings

  • Rear wheels

    Two tiller steered 160mm wheels, aluminium centred with electrically conductive polyurethane tyres and precision bearings

  • Noise

    Less than 76 dBA

  • Compliance

    CE / UKCA
    ATEX / UKEX (zones 1, 2, 21, 22)

Optional features

ATEX / UKEX option

We can offer an ATEX / UKEX version of this drum rotator model, suitable for use in zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 environments.

Power-drive system

When moving drums over long distances you may need power drive. Our power-drive tiller steering offers effortless control.

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.

Variable leg dimensions

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

Load-cell weighing system

With our load-cell system you can weigh drums while you handle them. A fixed display mounted to the machine shows the weight of the drum and its contents.

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 Stainless Steel Power Clamp Drum Tipper (STP01-RRH01-SS-Ex plus INS02 Attachments)
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Technical specification

See the full technical specification for our Stainless-Steel Power Clamp Drum Tipper for details such as weight, dimensions and load capacity.

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