Item No. 501

Drum Dumper

Product Description

This is an air operated machine, safe to use in most environments. This semi-automatic lift and tilt machine, was designed to empty 30 to 55 gallon steel, fiber and plastic drums, up to 750 lbs. The system contains two air cylinders that lift the drum vertically, and another two cylinders that tilt the drum 120 degrees to dump the contents into a blender, or whatever is required. A pedestal mounted, forward and reverse toggle switch is provided for the operator. A drum dumper is best applied with an infeed and discharge conveyor system.

This drum dumper was built with special hold-down tabs that prevent the plastic liner from falling out of the drum while its emptying the contents. A gravity roller conveyor mounted on the base of the cradle allows the operator to easily load and unload drums. The normal dumping rate is four drums per minute with an open-top, 55 gallon steel drum filled with water. If used for dumping dry solids, the rate will be determined by the density and other factors of the product.

The rugged machine is built from structural steel, fully welded and painted. Specialty Equipment manufactures fillers, dumpers and conveyors with structural steel stanchions, frames and supports welded together, making each unit a one-piece superstructure, the most rugged standard in the industry.

Description of Operation

  • An operator guides an open-mouth drum onto the cradle of the dumper
  • The operator pulls the plastic liner out and folds it over the sides
  • The operator then moves a toggle switch to activate the machine
  • The drum cradle moves vertically three feet, (or whatever is needed) and stops
  • Another pair of air cylinders rotates the drum 120 degrees and stops
  • The contents of the drum empties out while the machine holds the drum in the cradle
  • The operator then moves the toggle to return the cradle to its home position
  • The cycle repeats for a rate of four drums per minute, using 55 gallons of water

Product Specifications

  • This pneumatic machine can operate in a classified area
  • Machine capacity is one, 750 lb drum payload per cycle
  • Designed to handle 30 to 55 gallon poly, steel or fiber drums
  • Two, 18″ air cylinders to raise the cradle, longer units available
  • Two, 6″ air cylinders to rotate the cradle 120 degrees
  • A set of fingers prevents the plastic bag from escaping
  • A roller conveyor is mounted at the base of the cradle
  • Built with welded structural steel channels and angles
  • A manually operated air valve, (toggle) is included
  • A typical emptying rate, on/off cycle for an open-mouth, 55 gallon drum of water is 15 seconds

Additional Equipment Available

  • Palletized drum fillers
  • Single drum & pail fillers
  • Quad drum fillers
  • Stainless steel fillers
  • Stainless steel conveyors
  • Roller & belt conveyors
  • Chain conveyors & transfers
  • Turntables & transfer cars
  • Pallet dispensers & collectors
  • Slip sheet dispensers
  • Custom handling equipment