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Weigh Scale Drum Lifter (Counterbalance)

DTP08-R500-LC

Our Counterbalance Drum Lifter is a popular choice for narrow workspaces, eliminating the need for outlying legs and enabling easy access. The unit includes an integrated weigh scale system with an accuracy of +/- 0.1kg. This system provides users with precise weight measurements, displayed on a battery-powered screen for easy monitoring. This addition enhances the lifters functionality, ensuring both safety and accuracy in lifting operations.

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An operator is standing next to a blue MAUSER drum in a warehouse. A man operating a weigh scale drum lifter in a warehouse with two blue barrels. Operator weighs a drum using an STS machine. Operator lowers a stainless steel drum down to the floor using a counterbalance lifter. Operator moves a steel 200 litre drum with the STS lifter. An operator lowers a blue MAUSER drum to the ground in a warehouse environment.

DTP08-R500-LC

Our Counterbalance Drum Lifter is a popular choice for narrow workspaces, eliminating the need for outlying legs and enabling easy access. The unit includes an integrated weigh scale system with an accuracy of +/- 0.1kg. This system provides users with precise weight measurements, displayed on a battery-powered screen for easy monitoring. This addition enhances the lifters functionality, ensuring both safety and accuracy in lifting operations.

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Key product features

Weigh scale system

Pressing a button on the STS weigh scale display.

Weigh scale system

Understanding the weights of drums and their contents is crucially important in many industries, whether it's for quality purposes or health and safety requirements. At STS, we've got you covered with our range of weigh-scale drum lifters, each accurate to +/- 0.1kg.


Each lifter incorporates a heavy-duty load cell positioned between the drum gripper and the chassis, ensuring accurate measurement of the drum and its contents. The display, situated at the rear of the unit offers convenient access to weighing features like zero and tare.

Universal drum catch

Close up of the STS universal drum catch.

Universal drum catch

Drums arrive in many different shapes and sizes making it important to select a drum lifter that can handle them all. Our unique drum gripper design allows a majority of 50-220 litre drums to be lifted easily.


For detailed information on the compatibility of this product with different barrels, please refer to the drum suitability document provided below.

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Vertical height adjustment

Image of a small and a large MAUSER drum in the head assembly of a counterbalance drum lifter.

Vertical height adjustment

The height of drums can differ based on their volume and design. STS drum lifters use a fully adjustable catch and rack design that allows the drum gripper to be moved vertically up and down. The rack has adjustments every 50mm ensuring that the full lift stroke of the unit is made available to the operator. In a matter of seconds, you can move the catch down for shorter drums or up for taller drums.

Efficient hydraulic lift system

Image of DTP08 R500 LC Counterbalance Drum Lifter with Weigh Scales, featuring a manual hydraulic pump for efficient operation.

Efficient hydraulic lift system

Lifting drums on and off pallets can be tiring and potentially dangerous without the correct equipment. By using top-tier highly efficient hydraulic hand pumps on our drum lifters we make the process much safer and easier. 


The operation of the pump is user-friendly, with operators simply needing to pump the handle to elevate the load. Lowering drums to the ground or onto pallets is achieved by turning a lowering valve.


Each lift system is meticulously assembled by hand in our factory, guaranteeing clean, reliable, and durable hydraulic circuits. Our team of engineers tests and inspects every pump throughout the manufacturing process, ensuring zero defects.

Drum suitability

A collection of drums the weigh scale drum lifter can handle.

Drum suitability

The Counterbalance Weigh Scale Drum Lifter is designed to efficiently handle a diverse range of drum types and sizes, offering significant advantages, especially in factories with multiple drum suppliers. For detailed information on the compatibility of this product with different barrels, please refer to the drum suitability document provided below. In case the drums you utilise are not covered in the specification please contact us.

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

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

In certain industries, explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres are present, necessitating compliance with ATEX / UKEX standards. We offer fully certified 'Ex' rated barrel movers designed for use in these hazardous areas.


Our DTP08-R500-LC-Ex is suitable for gas and dust classified spaces: Zone 1, 2, 21, and 22. The drum handler is meticulously manufactured to ensure electrical continuity and a path to the ground is consistently maintained. Each of our ATEX / UKEX units comes with a manufacturer’s Declaration of Conformity that lists the directives and relevant British and ISO Standards.

Specification

DTP08-R500-LC Weigh Scale Drum Lifter (Counterbalance)

  • Safe working load (SWL)

    250kg or 350kg

  • Pallet approach

    Approaches any flat side of a pallet, no legs in front of the lifter

  • Drum compatibility

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

  • Drum gripping catch

    Adjustable catch for different drum lips, catch is also height adjustable

  • Lift stroke

    500mm

  • Under-drum clearance

    420mm

  • Lifting system

    Hydraulic 13cc hand-operated pump with lowering valve

  • Weighing system

    Heavy-duty weigh scale system with an accuracy of +/- 0.1kg. Weights are displayed on the battery-powered display. Tare function available along with industry-standard weighing controls

  • Guarding

    Shatterproof clear polycarbonate

  • Metal preparation

    Grit blasted mild steel, aqua blasted stainless steel part

  • Surface finish

    Primer and polyester powder coated mild steel, stainless steel is smooth and clean 

  • Unit colour

    RAL 5010 (blue)

  • Front wheel type

    Fixed 160mm, precision bearings

  • Front wheel material

    Aluminium-centred, polyurethane tyres

  • Rear wheel type

    160mm steerable wheel with precision bearings

  • Rear wheel material

    Aluminium-centred, polyurethane tyres

  • Compliance

    CE / UKCA

DTP08-R500-LC-Ex ATEX Weigh Scale Drum Lifter (Counterbalance)

  • Safe working load (SWL)

    250kg or 350kg

  • Pallet approach

    Approaches any flat side of a pallet, no legs in front of the lifter

  • Drum compatibility

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

  • Drum gripping catch

    Adjustable catch for different drum lips, catch is also height adjustable

  • Lift stroke

    500mm

  • Under-drum clearance

    420mm

  • Lifting system

    Hydraulic 13cc hand-operated pump with lowering valve

  • Weighing system

    ATEX / UKEX heavy-duty weigh scale system with accuracy of +/- 0.1kg. Weights are displayed on a battery-powered display. Tare function available along with industry-standard weighing controls

  • Guarding

    Anti-static shatterproof clear polycarbonate

  • Metal preparation

    Grit blasted mild steel, aqua blasted stainless steel parts

  • Surface finish

    Primer and polyester powder coated mild steel, stainless steel is smooth and clean

  • Unit colour

    RAL 5010 (blue)

  • Front wheel type

    Fixed 160mm, precision bearings

  • Front wheel material

    Aluminium-centred, anti-static polyurethane tyres

  • Rear wheel type

    160mm steerable wheel with precision bearings

  • Rear wheel material

    Aluminium-centred, polyurethane anti-static tyres

  • Compliance

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

Optional features

ATEX / UKEX option

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

Stainless-steel model

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

Tall-lift model

We can provide this unit with a taller lifting ram, allowing you to place drums onto high containment bunds should this be one of your requirements.

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.

Counterbalance Drum Lifter with Weigh Scales (DTP08-R500-LC)
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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.

Drum Lifting Equipment

You can use our drum lifters for loading and unloading pallets and bunds as well as STS drum cradles, mixers and dollies. We have a range of drum lifting equipment for use in a variety of operations.