Item No. 503

Stainless Drum Tipper

Product Description

A drum tipper is best applied as part of a powered conveyor system because of the size and weight of a 55 gallon drum. Here, a drum tipper is used in a food ingredients application for a blending operation. This semi-automatic, all stainless steel tilting machine was designed to empty 30 to 55 gallon steel, fiber and plastic drums. A stainless steel powered conveyor at the base of the cradle drives the full drum in and the empty drum out. This pneumatic operated tipper uses twin air cylinders to tilt the drum 120 degrees to dump the contents into a blender, or whatever is required. The operator has a pedestal mounted hand toggle switch and conveyor push buttons.

This drum tipper was built with special hold-down tabs that prevents the liner from slipping out and to prevent the drum from falling out of the cradle when tilted. 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.

Description of Operation

  • The open-mouth drum is powered into the cradle of the dumper and stops
  • The operator pulls the plastic liner out and folds it over the sides
  • The operator then moves a toggle switch to activate the machine
  • A pair of air cylinders pivots the drum cradle 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
  • When at rest, the operator presses a button to activate the surface conveyor in reverse
  • The drum conveys out of the station, making room for another to enter
  • 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 750 lb drum payload per cycle
  • Designed to handle 30 to 55 gallon poly, steel or fiber drums
  • Two, 18″ air cylinders tilt the cradle 120 degrees
  • A set of fingers prevents the plastic bag from escaping
  • Powered roller conveyor is mounted at base of the cradle
  • Structure is built with 304 stainless channels and angles
  • Manual air valve, (toggle) is included
  • Rate is four 55 gallon drums per minute with water

Additional Equipment Available

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