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April 2, 2021

HOW TO LIFT AND TRANSPORT A DRUM SAFELY

HOW TO LIFT AND TRANSPORT A DRUM SAFELY

Most commonly, different types of barrels are stored on pallets. A mobile drum lifter enables you to underride these pallets, grab the barrel with an electric drum tong and subsequently pick it up. This procedure does not entail any physical strain for the user, as the grabbing and lifting movements are directed by a simple remote.

The drum-lifter takes care of grabbing, lifting, and moving the drums from start to finish. Once you have fastened it on the grabbing device, you can easily transport the drum to its destined location. The lifter thereby functions as a drum trolley, liftomat, and drum turner at the same time. Read more about the operating principles of drum-grabbing devices

EMPTYING BARRELS OVERHEAD – NO PROBLEM WITH AUTOMATED DRUM HANDLERS!

On many occasions, the barrels’ contents need to be emptied into another machine overhead. But oftentimes, the given facilities only leave a limited amount of space to perform such tasks. A lifting device including an electric grabber or a drum lifter can be adjusted to either turn or tilt a full barrel and consequently pour out its contents from great heights. Instruments used to tilt drums are commonly referred to as drum cradles.

During such procedures, you may underride the drum lifter or the drum cradle in order to transport the drum to the required position before spilling its contents. The features included in the drum-lifting equipment make it easy to turn and tilt a barrel into a drain pan, for example.

Drums come in different sizes and materials. Likewise, different industries have to comply with different standards in terms of hygiene and safety. When processing hazardous chemicals or pharmaceuticals, you must adhere to particularly strict rules for handling resources.

In most cases, the respective health and safety regulations prescribe the use of stainless-steel barrels, whose contents may be processed in cleanrooms or sanitary areas. Transporting those drums also requires great caution! For such purposes, you can rely on drum lifters and drum cradles made entirely from stainless steel.

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