Any facility that is processing materials stored in drums needs to make a well-planned purchase of one or more barrel lifts designed for specific drum handling needs. Drum lifts are designed to perform many different and very specific, operations, such as loading, unloading, racking, tilting, and pouring. The key to making the best use of one’s procurement dollars is to find a device with specific features that fit the application at hand. This is possible for even the smallest of warehouses to do, thanks to Easy Rack’s exhaustive inventory of material handling products dedicated to the safe, efficient manipulation of drums and their contents.
One category of barrel lifts includes a number of heavy-duty devices that are used to transport drums to and from storage racks. They feature a transport assembly with two primary components. The top of the assembly consists of a clamping device that secures the end of the drum. The side of the assembly consists of two forklike extensions that are used to cradle the barrel as it is being lifted and tilted into a horizontal position. Wheels in the back of the unit allow it to be moved into position so the barrel can be placed over the rack and gently lowered into position. Easy Rack has a wide section of drum rackers that feature a variety of lift heights and weight capacities.
Another category of barrel lift is the below-hook drum handler. This type of drum lifting tool consists of a device that is operated from above by a hoist. This broad category of drum handling equipment consists of a broad spectrum of devices that feature various types of clamping tools that grip the drum either by its end or by its side. Tools used to grab a vertical drum by its end are utilized for transporting a drum from place to place. Other tools which are designed to grip the drum by its side are used to tilt and pour the drum contents. Still other models are used to lift horizontally stored barrels by gripping either end. Easy Rack account managers will help organizations outfit their operations by guiding procurement with an eye toward application.
Seeing as how our organization strives to differentiate itself by matching specifications to industry process flow, it bears pointing out that many of the material handling products we sell are designed to work with other material handling equipment. This allows companies that have limited budgets to still get the tools they need to handle the products, materials, and supplies they are working with. Examples of this include barrel lifts that are designed to work with forklifts. Several different models can be purchased that are engineered for loading, unloading, racking, and tilting of drums. Many include features that also allow the drum to be rotated into position so it can be opened for pouring.
Call Easy Rack today to see if you need a heavy-duty drum lifting device for improved process flow and worker safety. In some cases, smaller, manual devices such as drum cradles are all a warehouse needs. In other cases, however, a more heavy-duty product can cut the workload in half while simultaneously creating a safer work environment.