Thursday, July 3, 2008

Drum Cones

Drum cones allow you to precisely control the pouring of dry materials from your drum. They replace the actual drum lid and turn the entire drum itself into an accurate pouring instrument. Drum cones normally fasten to the sides of drums with a clamp collar, which you can obtain from Easy Rack in either Carbon Steel or Type 304 Stainless Steel. Either a slide gate or an iris valve functions as a variable aperture through which the drum contents can be measured and poured. This allows you to better control the pour, and it also extends the reach of the pour by up to 15.5”. When you need to reach beyond obstructions at the receiving container, a drum cone may be the only means you have of safely transferring drum contents.

In addition to more precise and easy pouring, drum cones offer a number of advantages as well. They will greatly reduce dust on the floor when discharging dry material. This helps minimize slip hazards (because dust can and will make a floor slippery) and less man hours spent on cleanup. Slide gates open and close so quickly that drum contents can be immediately dispensed and the pouring immediately stopped. This minimizes waste and makes measurement-oriented tasks much more precise. Any size drum can be fitted with one of these cones. We have cones for open-headed steel drums and for fiber headed drums. The angle of the drum cone is variable as well. You can choose between a 45 degree angle or a 60 degree angle to the 6” discharge opening. If you have special-sized drums in diameters 15-7/8” to 23-3/8”, you can also obtain drum cones in these cylinder sizes as well.

We strongly recommend that if you use a drum cone with a slide gate when you are pouring powdered material. Coarse granulated products are better poured through an Iris gate. The iris gate is made from a flexible sleeve and a handle that revolves around the sleeve to open and close it for use. The iris gate is made to be used with products that have up to 60lbs. per 3ft of density. Anything at or below this range can be safely poured without clogging the sleeve.

You can also order specialty drum cones. Units are available with a valve flange that will attach to the valve of your choice. Other drum cones can be obtained that feature no valve or slide gate and are simply 6” spouts that make pouring quicker and easier. Ask one of our experts about the style and diameter most suited to your drum pouring requirements and material handling process flow. Be certain to specify the outside diameter of the drum top, not the inside, when placing your order. For the most accurate measurements, remove the drum lid and take multiple measurements across the rim, then average the measurements.

Easy Rack carries commercial shelving, material handling equipment, commercial lighting, pallet trucks, used pallet racks, and modular prefab buildings available nationwide. If you can not find the dock equipment you are looking for call us toll free at 1-888-776-3720 and we will find it for you.

Our drum handling equipment company is located in Houston, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including Memphis, Tennessee, Baltimore, Maryland, Irving, Texas, Amarillo, TX, Brownsville, Texas, Grand Prairie, TX, Pasadena, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas., El Paso, Texas., Charlotte, N.C, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Seattle, Washington, Boston, Massachusetts, Denver, Colorado, Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky.

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Make Loading Dock Work More Efficient and Safer with Commercial Loading Dock Boards from Easy Rack.

Commercial loading docks and material handling facilities these days are busy loading and unloading all types of consumer products and commercial goods to keep the economy going. This distribution channel, is one of the professionals that makes America strong and puts food on the table. Everyone here at Easy Rack salutes our friends in the material handling industry.

To make the loading dock work more efficient and safer for all employees, a plethora of loading dock equipment is available from Easy Rack. One item you will see at every loading dock and almost in every logistical material handling glossary is a set of walk ramps or dock boards. These simple panels will allow you to easily transition between the dock and the back of the truck in order to allow easy access. The walk ramps will even out the difference in height between the two planes in order to make access safe and secure.

Some of the other essential loading dock equipment include wheel chocks that will stop a vehicle from moving while it is being unloaded and stabilizing jacks that support the box when disconnected from the truck. Loading dock bumpers fastened to the dock wall prevent trucks from slamming into the dock causing damage or injury. There are also numerous pieces of loading dock equipment dedicated to keeping the dock dry, but the most effective item is a dock seal.

Easy Rack carries cranes, specialty cranes and hoists that are very helpful when lifting heavy or bulky loads from the dock to a pick up truck or 18 wheeler. High quality loading dock equipment provides you with the means to manage your distribution much more effectively, and will give your business the competitive edge that can make the difference.

People all over the country are doing research and comparing prices for commercial loading dock and quality material handling supplies online. Easy Rack has been selling drum handling equipment and loading dock equipment on the Internet for years. It doesn't matter if you run a business in Atlanta Georgia, Las Vegas Nevada, West Palm Beach Florida, San Bernardino California or even Jacksonville Florida Easy Rack will work hard to earn your business and deliver the goods. Check out some of the product reviews from our satisfied customers.

Contact us or call 888-776-3720 and let us know how can we assist you today ?

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Glossary of Pallet Related Terms for Material Handling Industry.

Are you trying to make sense of the shop talk and lingo used by professionals in the wooden and drum spill pallet industry? The material handling experts at Easy Rack has compiled a partial pallet term glossary to help you make heads or tails about what these pallet industry professionals are saying and what these terms mean in the logistical business. Pallet Racks solve the bulk storage and retrieval needs faced by most industries today. Pallets and used pallet racking systems provide a cost effective means to manage inventory safely and efficiently. This certainly is not a complete pallet industry glossary, but a very good representation of the most commonly used pallet industry terms.

Here are a few examples from the Pallet Glossary we have selected for your viewing enjoyment:

Pallet - A portable, horizontal, rigid platform used as a base for assembling, storing, stacking, handling and transporting goods as a unit load, often equipped with a superstructure.

Deck Board - The Element or component of a pallet deck, oriented perpendicular to the stringer or stringer board.

Stevedore Pallet - A pallet designed for use on seaport shipping docks, normally of heavy-duty, double-wing construction.

Pallet Jack - A hand-propelled, wheeled platform, equipped with a lifting device for moving palletized unit loads.

Easy Rack has been selling all types of drum handling equipment, new and used pallet racking, industrial shelving, storage racks and installing all types of material handling supplies and equipment for years.

Whether you operate in Buffalo New York, Tampa Florida, San Francisco California, Chicago Illinois, Houston Texas, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, El Paso Texas or even Tempe Arizona, Easy Rack will gladly assist you with your electric pallet trucks and modular building needs. Check out some of the product reviews from our many satisfied customers.

Call 888-776-3720 and let us assist you today!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Miscellaneous Material Handling Equipment, Modular Buildings and New and Used Pallet Racks.

No matter what industry you work in, if your business includes any manufacturing, fabrication or assembly work, chances are you use miscellaneous material handling equipment on a daily basis. The correct handling of materials throughout your production cycle will create a more efficient operation and working condition for employees.

There are so many various types of material handling equipment that are utilized inside an automated factory or warehouse. From gantry cranes for moving heavy load to pallet jacks, pallet trucks and hand trucks for standard loads. the range of different products available to make it easier to manage your inventory and handle materials properly throughout your facilities is large enough to ensure that no matter what the job is, there is a special tool to get it done.

Easy Rack sells an extensive selection of material handling equipment, modular buildings and all types of new and used pallet racks. Other tools, such as jib and gantry cranes, bridge cranes and other ergonomic handling equipment.

Check out these miscellaneous material handling products and articles from Easy Rack:

Single Drum Compactors
Single Drum Compactors. Oil drums have become one of the most important storage facilities in the modern industrial world, and have a huge number of uses within a modern factory.

Air Dunnage Bags
Quite simply, air dunnage bags are reusable sturdy inflatable bags that fit in between the stacks of goods and prevent them from moving around too much.

Industrial Bicycles
Industrial bicycles come in a wide range of styles, but the most popular option with most employers is a three wheel design with a cargo box at the rear. This provides greater stability, and means that the bike can be parked safely

Plastic Speed Bumps
Car Stops & Plastic Speed Bumps! By installing plastic speed bumps in an area where you need to control the flow of traffic, you can reduce the average speed of vehicles effectively straight away.

Oil Filter Crusher
Oil Filter Crushers! By putting the filter through an oil filter crusher, all of the remaining waste inside it is forced out as the filter is compressed.

Easy Rack has been selling all types of industrial shelving, storage racks and installing all types of material handling supplies and equipment for years. Whether you live in Buffalo New York, Tampa Florida, San Francisco California, Chicago Illinois, Houston Texas, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, El Paso Texas or even Tempe Arizona, Easy Rack will gladly service your pallet racking and modular building needs.

Call 888-776-3720 and let us assist you today!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Industrial drum heaters are designed to heat a standard 55 gallon drum quickly, evenly and effectively.

If a liquid is too cold, it may not flow properly, or adhere to a surface correctly when it is being applied, and this can cause huge problems in achieving the proper finish on a job. Volatile liquids need to be kept at the correct temperature, and the best way of achieving this, and maintaining liquids at the right heat is through the use of Easy Rack 55-gallon barrel heaters.

These ingenious industrial drum heaters are specially designed to evenly heat the outside of a standard 55 gallon drum without creating variation in temperatures. There are a number of different drum handling equipment and heaters from Easy Rack that are designed to heat the liquid to the correct temperature.

A normal barrel heater clamps around the outside of a standard 55 gallon drum, and a set of heating elements inside the unit provide a source of heat that can be controlled. Most 55-gallon drum heaters include a thermostat that automatically regulates the temperature that the barrel is heated to the right temperature. This helps with drum dispensing of any liquid.

The key difference between different drum heaters models is the range of temperature settings that they are capable of achieving. For example, if you use a 480 volt model that produces 4,400 watts it can produce extremely high temperatures up to 550 F. This high temperature is excellent for viscous liquids. For smaller jobs, such as 5-gallon containers, Easy Rack has 5-gallon pail heaters.

When using a barrel heater in your workplace, safety should always be one of your main priorities, and despite the various safety procedures that are in place thanks to the design of the heaters, it is still important to make sure that you pay attention to the heat of the unit, and are always aware of the risks involved with any volatile chemical. It is vitally important that industrial drum heaters are not used with liquids that create flammable vapors, as the elements can get hot enough to cause the gas to ignite and cause a fire.

Easy Rack sales staff can assist you in selecting the correct pail and drum heater for your needs. Why not give us a call at 281-342-0200 and let us earn your business? We welcome your call and the opportunity to serve you!

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Monday, December 10, 2007

A plastic spill pallet is a variation of a standard pallet that is designed to contain spilled liquids.

If your business use volatile chemicals or oils in your business, then one of your main concerns as far as drum handling equipment goes is to reduce the possibility of accidents or spills. Aside from the costs and health issues associated with spilling volatile or expensive chemicals the major concern is reducing a risk of injury to your staff. Because accidents happen, it is important to put as many safety measures such as Easy Rack spill pallets in place to minimize the risk of release when a barrel topples over.

A plastic spill pallet is a variation of a standard pallet that is designed to contain any liquids that slosh out of a drum and prevent them from spreading across the floor. Any liquid can be captured in a reservoir under the pallet. There are a number of different models of spill pallets available from Easy Rack that are manufactured for various circumstances, although they all work in roughly the same way.

In general, the pallets need to be made from a non reactive material such as a plastic. Mostly, the material of choice is polyethylene. This is lightweight enough to be carried well on the fork lift, and can resist damage from almost any liquid that might be spilled as it is being moved around.

Depending on the kind of materials that you are moving around in oil drums, you can choose different Easy Rack spill pallets with various storage capacities for dealing with spills. From oil drum pallets that can contain just nine gallons of liquid through to much larger units that up to two full 55 gallon drums, and handle 120 gallons of spilled liquid.

The principal time when you will need a spill pallet is when drums are being moved around the workplace from one location to another. It is at this time, when the motion of the fork lift can cause a drum to topple over that it is most important to prevent spillage. Generally, it is not necessary to keep the drums stored on a spill pallet, as there is no need or justification for the additional cost in terms of a storage solution.

Why risk accidents when a simple spill pallet from Easy Rack can save you time and money. Hazards caused by accidental spills require tedious reporting and can erode a safe work place record. Let us carefully listen to you requirements and suggest the right solution for your needs. Operators are standing by at 281-342-0200 to assist you and to make the ordering process seamless. We can help you with all your material handing equipment needs and installation services. As a well recognized supplier in the industry, we have access to everything from modular building, commercial lighting equipment and any type of pallet rack or shelving unit you can think of.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

55-Gallon barrel stacking units from Easy Rack are designed for use with two or three industrial drums per level.

55 gallon drums remain probably the most effective liquid storage container available thanks to their combination of size and convenience. By using a set of 55 gallon barrel racks, you will find that drums can be stacked on top of each other quickly and safely, and that they can also be accessed easily when they are needed.

What is the main consideration for using drum racking systems?
The safety of your warehouse personnel! Remember, 55 gallon barrel racks will hold some extremely heavy fluids, and it is essential that the rack is able to fully support the load. Most modern drum racks are modular in construction so that the structural strength of each unit combines to the whole, and are specially designed to spread their load across a larger area for more stability.

What is the best way to organize and store your 55-gallon drums?
55 Gallon Barrel Racks are a useful way of ensuring that your storage area will be organized and efficient. This will increase the productivity levels and provide another layer of safety to your valued employees as they handle drums. If your drum storage area has been properly designed , and there is ample space for growth, then the self organizing nature of the commercial and industrial drum racks will create a very workable solution.

Are your drum barrel racks sturdy and well made?
Thanks to the commercial design of the 55 gallon barrel racking systems that Easy Rack offers, you can be confident that you will be able to maximize your storage area safely and efficiently. Sturdy designs and a high quality scuff resistant powder finish on the individual units that make up the rack means that the units will offer good value over a long lifespan provided that they are well treated.

Material handling equipment is what Easy Rack is all about. We have a terrific selection of industrial shelving, storage racks, ergonomic equipment & supplies, drum handling equipment & racks, and commercial lighting products.

Operators are standing by to assist you at 713-553-1122 or you can contact us online at

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55 gallon drum storage racks are a terrific modular solution to your material drum handling needs.

55-gallon drums are a very useful drum handling storage method, and are widely used across different industries thanks to their standardized design. That means that you will be able to use Easy Rack 55 gallon drum storage racks for all the different products at your facility. Easy Rack drum storage racks each hold two or three standard drums, and allow for the stacking of one unit on top of another to double your storage without sacrificing valuable floor space.

Each section of our 55 gallon drum storage racks are made to the highest possible standard, and features a resilient powder coating to protect the metal from corrosion. Frankly, the design of drum storage racks are really quite practical. Two or three drums are held in place by the shape of the rack, and are spaced to allow for easy fork lift access to load and unload them from storage as they are needed. Let's face it, having the correct drum handling equipment can save you time and money!

If you are a warehouse manager, owner or purchasing agent looking for drum handling equipment, you have come to the right place. Easy Rack specializes in all types of material handling supplies and equipment. Operators are standing by at 713-553-1122 to answer and questions you may have or to assist you with the ordering process.

We look forward to serving you and earning your business!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

How do you handle, move and transport 55-gallon drums at your warehouse?

When transporting bulky 55 gallon drums around a busy industrial environment, safety should be at the top of your list. With that in mind, you will find it much safer to transport full 55 gallon drums from one place to another using Easy Rack fork lift mounted drum handlers.

Easy Rack fork lift mounted drum handlers have been specifically designed to make moving a single drum from one place to another as safe and straightforward as possible. With the smooth lifting action of the forklift, coupled with the secure grip on the drum offered by the state of the art equipment, there is very little risk of a spill, or a failure of the device. This means that the load will get to its destination almost every time.

Both top and bottom grip devices are available, and both serve exactly the same purpose, although thanks to the additional capacity of the top grip drum handler, this is generally a more popular option. The reason why this is the case, that the drum handler which grips the drum at the top can carry more weight is that the weight is more evenly supported and much more stable in place as it is moved around the workplace.

If you are interested in learning more about drum handling equipment please give us a call at 723-553-1122 or ask our expert online. We will work hard to get you the answers and welcome your call! Thank You!

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Like scrap wire, 55-gallon drum crushers turn scrap metals into cold hard cash when recycled!

It's a fact, 55 gallon drums are some of the most versatile and useful storage mediums that are available for the industrial environment. Did you know there comes a time when they reach the end of their useful life? Yes, and their size and bulk actually becomes a major disadvantage when it comes to disposal. So compacting the used drums into blocks of steel is a great way to recycle steel and contribute to the environment. Easy Rack have specially designed single drum compactors or crushers that are extremely useful piece of equipment that will quickly pay for itself in terms by reducing the cost of material disposal. Turn that scrap into money by doing it yourself!

Can a drum crusher compact the drum as well as the contents?
Yes, a drum compactor not only crushes the drum, but it can also compresses items within the drum such as metal shavings, drop or other valuable scraps. If you are using 55 gallon drums for waste disposal, and want to be able to fit the maximum amount of waste into each one, simply put the laden drum with no top into the compactor with the crushing plate removed, and the piston will drive down onto the contents of the drum, and crush them down into a much smaller volume without damaging the outside of the drum in the slightest.

How do I learn more about recycling used 55-gallon drums?
The material handling specialists at Easy Rack would like to help you turn your excess drums into real cash by providing the tools of the trade. Why not give Easy Rack a call at 713-553-1122 today or visit them online at

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Easily lift 55-gallon drums on top of each other for storage using commercial drum movers.

If you store 55 gallon drums at your place of business and rotate stock frequently, there are a number of different ways to maximize efficiency within your drum storage area. One such method is the use of oil drum racks.

These specialized drum storage solutions allow 55-gallon drums to be stacked vertically on top of each other which is ideal for non reactive and inert liquids. This frees up valuable floor space and increases your storage capacity. You can also store drums horizontally on specially designed stacking shelves. Horizontal orientation is better for liquids that you do not want to have stacked directly one on top of the other. Which ever option you choose for your drum storage solution, using the proper drum movers to get drums into their final position is essential if you are to avoid doing damage to systems or causing accidental spillages.

Do you handle drums with your forklift?
The Easy Rack fork mounted drum positioning system attaches directly onto the standard forks of a forklift truck, and allows for moving drums up to 800 pounds in weight to be lifted and put into place. This drum mover uses an ingenious system to tilt the drum through 90 degrees so that it can be laid flat on a shelving unit. The smoothness of operation that this system offers, coupled with the precise positioning possible with a well trained operator means that you will be able to stack oil drums effectively in place with little risk.

Are there more than one type of drum movers?
There a number of different drum movers that have been created in order to lift drums on top of each other for stacked storage. These drum lifters clip onto the top of the barrel and can lift it into place while holding it securely. The device hooks against the drum, and uses the weight and shape of the oil drum to hold the lifter into place.

Easy Rack serves commercial and industrial companies of all sizes while keeping the end-user in mind as well. A great many of our material handling products such as drum handling equipment, pallet jacks, ladders, and storage shelving offer equal value both for the home and the commercial facility. Easy Rack keeps an open mind and willingness to participate in the world’s new global economy while making certain to equip domestic companies and individuals with the best tools available to maintain a strong position on the economic playing field. Our staff will devote its time and energy to helping purchasing managers make the most effective key purchases required to increase productivity, maintain a competitive edge, and ensure the smoothest and safest operation for their employees.

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Let's face it, a fully laden steel drum can be difficult to move without assistance from a drum caddy.

Why struggle or risk injury moving 55-gallon drums when you can easily roll them around your place of business with a drum caddy from Easy Rack. Drum caddies are material handling devices designed specifically for moving all types of containers. Small drum caddies are simple platforms with casters, while more elaborate models have drum lifting capabilities. Whether you have a plastic container or a heavy-duty steel drum, Easy Rack has a solution for your drum handling equipment.

Let's face it, a fully laden drum can be difficult for any individual to get it from one place to another without assistance from a drum caddy. There are a number of different options to choose from when it comes to picking the best drum caddies for your needs. Different work surfaces and flooring conditions define what material can be used for the wheels. The most effective type of wheels are steel with a rubber outer tire, as these combine hard wearing construction with better grip on a painted floor, and prevent the drum caddy from getting away from staff when in use. This kind of cart will happily carry up to 1200 pounds of weight despite only weighing a lightweight 40 pounds completely assembled. For heavier loads, we recommend selecting drum carts with steel casters.

Whether you are looking for drum dumpers, commercial shelving, pallet racks or even commercial warehouse lighting or parking lot lighting, the consultants at Easy Rack can assist you with your selection. We can be reached at 713-553-1122 or by visiting

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Get those juices flowing with an electric drum pump from Houston Texas based Easy Rack

Do you have a situation where a manual drum pumps is impractical for getting liquids out of 55-gallon drum or pails? Under these circumstances, using an electrical drum pump is a perfect solution that will both cut the amount of time taken and make things simpler for your staff. As with manually powered pumps, there are different types of design available from Easy Rack that serve slightly different purposes.

How do I regulate flow with an electric drum pump?
Electric drum pumps have the ability to provide a very smooth and tireless flow of liquid from a drum. Rather than the pulsing flow that comes from a manual piston drum pump, with an electrically powered model, the liquid is drawn out of the drum in a single smooth flow, meaning that there is less potential for splashing.

How do I prevent cross contamination of fluids?
It is common sense to use different electric drum pumps for each kind of liquid that you need to move. This prevents oil and water based liquids from contaminating each other and maintains all the liquids at the highest possible levels of purity. It is advisable to fully clean each pump system after use to prevent any blockage, particularly in any case where the drum pump has been used for liquids that can congeal such as paint.

Are there different pumps for volatile materials?
Yes, different kinds of liquids can react with the interior surfaces of the electric pump in different ways, and in order to ensure the long life and maintain the quality of your electric drum pump in the best possible condition, it is vitally important to use only the correct kind of pump with each chemicals. At Easy Rack, you can choose from 3 different materials inside the pump:

Polypropylene is a high quality plastic that is used in light duty drum pumps. Electric drum pumps using polypropylene are intended for use with light weight liquids, and can resist corrosion from acids. They are not generally compatible with solvents, as these can break down the chemicals in the plastic and cause the pump to fail.

Stainless steel pumps are useful under many different circumstances, and will not corrode, even if it is left immersed in water for long periods. Stainless steel can retain its strength with high weight oil and provided that the pump is well maintained, will remain in excellent condition indefinitely.

Aluminum pumps are good for a huge range of different liquids. They are generally slightly less hard wearing than stainless steel, although this will depend on the exact quality of the pump equipment that you are using, and the quality of maintenance. Aluminum generates its own surface patina on exposure to air, protecting the metal from reacting with acids, which means the pump can be used with a slightly wider range of chemicals.

If you are in the market for drum handling supplies such as drum carts, drum dollies, drum lifting equipment or even commercial lighting fixtures to light up the warehouse, Easy Rack is your kind of store. Our knowledgeable and friendly sales staff can assist with all types of equipment including wide span shelving, industrial shelving racks and ergonomic equipment such as carts, hand trucks and other helpful tools.

Call us today at 713-553-1122 or visit us online at We are here when you need us!

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Manual drum pumps from Easy Rack keep those fluids moving!

Having the correct model of oil drum pump for your needs available at a moments notice will allow your staff to enjoy a much easier way of getting small quantities of lubricating oil or other liquids out of a standard 55-gallon drum. By having a simple oil drum pump, you can reduce time and effort as well as prevent accidental spills. Easy Rack has plenty of commercial grade oil drum pumps that service a wide range of different purposes.

What should I consider when purchasing a drum pump?
The most important thing to consider is that you need a different pump for every single drum. While it may seem economical to cut back on the number of expensive pumps that you buy, this is a false economy, as even with the best will in the world, there will be occasions where a member of staff does not properly clean out the oil drum pump after use, and then use it for another chemical. This can contaminate the liquid with oil or vice versa, and in turn this can cause extensive and expensive damage in machinery when the oil is used as a lubricant. Using drum carts in conjunction with drum pumps can really speed up the task!

What is a rotary drum pump?
A rotary pump is another type of oil drum pump that provides a nice even flow, although it must be primed automatically using a crank. This type of pump is best suited to extremely viscous liquids, and is therefore popular as a source of lubricating oil. Care should be taking using drum lifting equipment with the rotary or any pump installed.

What is the difference between a transitional piston drum pump and a lever drum pump?
Traditional piston drum pumps and lever drum pumps are two versions of the same basic design. The piston pump is designed for lighter liquids, while the addition of a lever means that the liquid can be drawn up more effectively, and thereby it is ideal for a wider range of applications. Both of these simple pumps have the benefit of being extremely reliable, and with little to go wrong with them, it is feasible to expect them to last for many years of effective service.

Should I purchase a manual or electric drum pump?
Whether you choose an electric drum pump or a manual drum pump, it should be suitable for the liquid that is being used. Never use a polypropylene based pump to transfer solvents, as these can actually dissolve the pump in use, and this can lead to injury as well as the general damage that any spillage creates.

If you need assistance in learning more about 55-gallon drum pumps or other drum handling equipment, feel free to give us a call at 713-553-1122 or ask our expert for more information.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Choose from static and semi portable 35 gallon or 55 gallon drum dumpers from Houston based Easy Rack!

If you regularly use 55-gallon drums to store excess liquids, you know they can get quite heavy and very difficult to move. In order to get the contents of the steel drum into a skip or other disposal area, a drum dumper is the ideal piece of equipment, and plays an important role in the waste handling process. Easy Rack carries a wide selection of drum dumping equipment from some of the best commercial manufacturers.

In essence, a drum dumper is a relatively simple piece of equipment. It lifts a 55 gallon drum into the air and over a pivot to allow the contents of the drum to be poured out into a waiting skip. The drum is clamped into place in order to prevent it slipping out of place, and ensuring that the drum can be reused.

With a standard drum being able to hold as much as 1,500 lb of waste, lifting a drum up manually is impractical, and even standard drum lifting equipment is not generally designed to make pouring and emptying easy. As a result, a drum dumper is the perfect tool for making it possible to get rid of waste without any physical effort.

Drum dumpers feature a hard wearing construction and are very flexible in use, able to handle both 55 and 30 gallon drums. The drum is fitted into place and secured using the clamps. Then, at the touch of a button, the powerful hydraulic rams are able to hoist the drum and its contents into the air and pivot them. Once the drum has been lifted to the highest point, the contents will fall along a hard wearing chute into the waiting skip or other receptacle ready for processing, or proper off site disposal as appropriate.

Choose from static and semi portable designs of drum dumper. That way, if your unit generates a large amount of waste, you can move the dumper along a row of individual dumpsters or containers in order to keep your operation as efficient as possible.

Easy Rack, a Houston based material handling online reseller has a plethora of drum handling equipment to select from. Whether you are looking for a commercial drum pump, 55-gallon drum carts, drum crusher, or drum dollies, chances are we have what you are looking for. Why not call a friendly customer service agent today at 713-553-1122 or contact us online for more information, lead time and delivery options.

We will work like a Trojan to earn your business!

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Easy Rack, a Houston based material handling supplier has a wide range of 55 gallon drum pumps available.

If you work with 55-gallon drums, you most likely have one or more commercial drum pumps that you use to extract or dispensing liquids!

Easy Rack, a Houston based material handling supply house has a wide range of 55 gallon drum pumps available. Drum pumps come in many shapes and sizes depending on your requirements. To identify the correct pump for your application you must first identify whether you are pumping thin liquids or something with more viscosity. For thin, light liquids such as water and light oil, you can use a regular piston pump, as very little force is required in order to get the liquid out. These lightweight pumps are simple to use, low cost and easy to maintain.

When a heavier gauge liquid is being stored in the drum, a standard piston pump will not have the power to draw up the fluid without a great deal of effort from the operator, and a more powerful system is required. Easy Rack offer a number of 55 gallon drum pumps that feature a lever attached to the top of the standard piston. This, coupled with a larger chamber in the piston makes it much easier to pump liquid out of the drum and into an appropriate receptacle to be used elsewhere in the building or site.

The drawback with both kinds of piston based pump is that they are both limited to producing a relatively uneven flow of liquid, and this can lead to spills and accidents. When liquids are pumped out using a piston, the pressure varies considerably, and this results in pulsing or uneven flow rates.

An alternative to a drum style piston pump is a rotary pump. With these 55 gallon drum pumps, you will be able to get a steady flow of liquid out of the drum, and even deal with the heavier gauges of oil and even paint.

If you are considering replacing a drum pump, ergonomic material handling equipment or any of the following commercial material handling products, just give us a call.

Drum Dollies.Drum Carts
Drum Handling Equipment
Drum Lifting Equipment
Manual Hand Drum Pumps
Ergonomic Drum Dumpers

Operators are standing by to answer your questions and help you make a selection. We can be reached at 713-552-1122 or online at Ask The Expert! We welcome you call and the opportunity to serve you!

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Monday, November 5, 2007

Easy Rack has a terrific selection of 55-gallon drum material handling equipment!

Oil drums are some of the most widely used storage containers in the marketplace. Easy Rack has a terrific selection of drum material handling equipment to choose from. 55 gallon drums hold all types of liquids such as oil, paint, chemicals and other solvents. They are durable, practical and provide an excellent means of storing and warehousing bulk quantities of liquids.

Full 55-gallon drums can be extremely heavy, and in order to maximize the safety of all employees when moving and handling drums, precautions need to be taken, and the proper equipment used for the safety of customers and employees.

Moving these heavy drums can pose a unique challenge without the use of commercial drum carts. These heavy duty material handling carts provide a perfect means to move even the heaviest drums around the workplace conveniently and safely. Unlike a standard hand truck or dollie, the low profile design, sturdy wheels and cradle feature of drum carts provide a safe and secure way to move drums with out fear of dropping or spilling the load.

Drum dollies are another means warehouse managers use for moving single drums. You typically see these used on drums that have been converted into storage containers or trash cans. They are cost effective solutions to everyday problems.

Call Easy Rack at 713-553-1122 and let us help you make the best selection of material handling equipment and supplies. If don't have it, we'll will get it for you!

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Drum Carts Make Moving Industrial Containers Easy!

If you struggle with moving 55-gallon drums at your commercial or industrial warehouse facility, you should consider a drum cart from Easy Rack. Drum handling equipment come in many varieties depending on your needs and Easy Rack has a wide selection, with a reasonable price that you can afford.

A rotating drum cart from Easy Rack, for example, uses a simple but effective design to allow sealed oil drums to be picked up and then moved quickly and effectively. The ingenious design is easy to use and all that is required is to hold the cart in a vertical position and slide the two points under the barrel like a dolly. The cart easily rolls back into a horizontal position whereupon it rests on a set of heavy duty casters. The drum is then held securely in place by a cradle design. The ergonomic handles allow a single worker to transport the drum trolley safely, efficiently and securely.

For moving lighter drums around, a simple drum caddy is perhaps your best option. Just like a regular oil drum dolly, it features a sturdy handle to make controlling the device much simpler. These types of drum caddies are ideal for any workplace. Other uses include transporting drums that are used for items other than heavy liquids such as trash, scraps or other items that might be stored in a 55-gallon drum.
If you are looking for a commercial grade drum cart or other material handling supplies & equipment, Easy Rack is your source. We have friendly sales associates who are interested in earning your business. Give us a call at 713-553-1122 or contact us online.

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