Drum Handling Equipment
Although they are one of the most convenient storage devices ever invented, the sheer unwieldy bulk of 55 gallon oil drums means that they can be tricky to manipulate without the correct tools, and due to the many different uses that the drums have, it is important to consider what you will be using them for, and ensure that the correct drum handling equipment available in order to make certain that staff are able to move, fill and empty the drums in the correct manner and with the emphasis on safety
If you have a large stock of liquids that you keep in drums, then having the means to store them neatly and compactly is essential. Perhaps the most important piece of drum handling & drum lifting equipment that is required in an environment where drums need to be placed on top of each other for storage is a drum stacker. This clever tool is designed to make lifting drums on top of one another a simple task. Drum handlers can lift a standard 55 gallon drum weighing up to 800lb to a height of 96 inches (8 feet), meaning that you can stack drums 3 high in order to reduce the floor space required by two thirds. The stacker is also useful as a crane for loading drums onto the back of a truck if needed, making it a very versatile piece of material handling equipment.
Whether you are using the drum for waste storage or as a supply of material for manufacturing, being able to move it around is important so that it can be used by more than one person at a time. A cost effective way of being able to move a drum is with a simple drum dolly. These lightweight but hard wearing drum carts fit around the bottom of the drum and use polyurethane casters in order to ensure smooth movement across the floor.
If your workplace uses 55 gallon oil drums as a source for liquids such as lubricant or paint, then getting the contents out is important, and the best piece of drum handling equipment for this task is a drum pump and tap. Slotting directly into the top of the drum, the tap uses a small electronic drum pump to get the contents of the drum out into more manageable containers. Without having to cut open the top of the drum completely or use a messy siphon, you can reduce the amount of wastage that you would otherwise incur, and save money thanks to this.
Disposing of waste within EPA guidelines can be an expensive business, but by reducing the volume of waste produced, costs can be minimized. With a hydraulically powered drum crusher, a standard 55 gallon oil drum can be crushed into a 6” high disk ready for disposal. The power offered by this unique piece of drum handling equipment is enormous, and it is controlled with a single touch mechanism that is reliable and fast in action. By reducing the amount of storage space required, and presenting a much smaller amount of recycling waste by volume, efficiency is improved enormously.
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