Universal Drum Rotator

STM01/STE01/STP01-DRU01

The Universal Drum Rotator has become the backbone of our product range. The ultimate in versatility, this rotator can lift and tip almost any drum type and size available. We offer three distinct hydraulic-lift options: manual, electric or pneumatic powered. The model shown in the following photos is an electric-hydraulic-lift model.

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The side view of the drum rotator with the drum in the raised position An operator using drum lifting equipment to secure a drum into the drum rotator An operator using drum lifting equipment to raise a drum overhead An operator using drum lifting equipment to tilt a drum towards him The side view of the drum lifting equipment with the drum in the tilted position

STM01/STE01/STP01-DRU01

The Universal Drum Rotator has become the backbone of our product range. The ultimate in versatility, this rotator can lift and tip almost any drum type and size available. We offer three distinct hydraulic-lift options: manual, electric or pneumatic powered. The model shown in the following photos is an electric-hydraulic-lift model.

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Key product features

Lift options

The control panel of the Universal Drum Rotator

Lift options

Our manual hand-pumped STM01 is ideal for low-use applications; the tiller is pumped in the same way as a pallet truck. Alternatively, we offer two powered options: the battery-hydraulic STE01 or the pneumatic-hydraulic STP01, which requires an airline connection. The manual- and pneumatic-lift models can come ATEX certified, and all models feature a hydraulic circuit with lifting ram.

Fully compliant lift circuits

An operator using the Universal Drum Rotator to raise a drum overhead

Fully compliant lift circuits

Our qualified electrical and mechanical engineers install the lift circuits and ensure they’re fully compliant. We also install mandatory safety features and emergency stops on all of our products to keep you and your operators safe. Electric units feature on-board batteries whereas pneumatic models have a plug-in airline connection.

Universal drum band

The stainless steel band which secures the drum into the drum lifting equipment

Universal drum band

The STS drum band is unique in the drum-handling industry. Made from stainless steel, this adjustable band helps you handle drums from as small as 50 litres, right up to 220 litres, whether steel, plastic or fibre. Simply adjust the variable band to the drum size and secure the drum with the ratchet and polyester strap.

Rim-clamp securing system

The rim clamp detail on the STS 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 security measure. This allows the Universal Drum Rotator to handle a vast range of drums safely, some of which cannot be handled by other equipment on the market.

Self-locking gearbox

The self-locking gearbox on the STS Universal Drum Rotator

Self-locking gearbox

We build all our drum rotator models to include a high-quality self-locking rotational gearbox. This makes sure that when you’re using the equipment drums always remain under control and never self-rotate. The base model is operated by hand but we can also provide options with power rotation.

Hot-rolled lifting channels

An STS Universal Drum Rotator with the drum both raised and rotated

Hot-rolled lifting channels

To keep you safe and the unit stable, we source only the best lifting channels for our products. The superior strength of hot-rolled steel reduces material flex and provides a sturdy basis for your lifting operations.

Controllable rear-wheel steering

A front view of the Universal Drum Rotator

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 should you need them.

Drum rotator suitability

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

Drum rotator suitability

Our Universal 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 by clicking the button below.

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

MAUSER drum being lifted and tilted in an STS ATEX drums stacker

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

STS are market-leaders in ATEX drum handling equipment. When explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres exist it is vital that certified equipment is used. Our manual-hydraulic and pneumatic-hydraulic drum tipper can be supplied as an ATEX-compliant model for use in Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 environments.


Each of our ATEX stackers 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.

Powered drum rotation

For time-critical pouring applications we offer power rotation. You can control drum tipping from either the rear panel or the front of the machine.

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 2500mm.

Power-drive system

When moving drums over long distances you may need power drive. Our power-drive tiller steering offers effortless control, with battery and pneumatic options.

Load-cell weighing system

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

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 drums quicker.

Variable leg dimensions

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

Very small drum insert

If you’re using this equipment for drums smaller than 50 litres, we can provide an insert that allows you to lift small containers with the universal drum band.

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.

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Technical specification

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

Instruction manual

View the instruction manual for our Universal 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.