Drum Lid Press

Product Details: Item No. 204

Capacity: 3,000 lbs per unit load

Use: For pressing water-sealed metal lids onto 55 gallon open-mouth drums on a pallet

Material: Carbon or galvanized steel construction

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Overview

This is a custom made system to press and hold two sealed lids of 55 gallon drums in place while metal rings are clamped and sealed over each drum. The watertight thick seal for the drum makes it impossible for any operator to manually hold down each lid, so the machine was created to do it for them. In fact, this two man job became a one man operation after the Lid press machine was installed.

Description of Operation

This is a custom made system to press and hold two sealed lids of 55 gallon drums in place while metal rings are clamped and sealed over each drum

  • A pallet loaded with four 55 gallon drums moves into position
  • A signal is sent to stop the conveyor allowing two drums under the bridge.
  • If necessary, an operator jog button is available
  • An operator places a lid with a thick seal on top of two open-mouth drums
  • The operator then presses a button to activate the twin lid press
  • Pressure on the lids is applied, preset by the operator
  • The operator will place the clamps onto both drums then press the button
  • The conveyor will start driving the pallet two feet further then stop
  • The operation repeats for the second set of drums
  • When completed the operator presses the discharge button.

Specifications

This is a custom made system to press and hold two sealed lids of 55 gallon drums in place while metal rings are clamped and sealed over each drum

  • The surface conveyor is chain driven live roller type
  • Frames are 6″ x 8.2 lb/ft structural channels
  • Rollers are 2.5″ dia. on 5″ centers at 750 lbs capacity
  • Supports are structural channels welded to the frames
  • Drive is 1/2 HP gear motor for 30 FPM speed
  • The tower is built with structural square tubing
  • Two air cylinders are used to hold down lids
  • Each cylinder has a round platen to match the lid
  • Controls are at the operators hand

All conveyors and machines are built with frames and supports welded together, making each section a superstructure, the most rugged standard in the industry.

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