We lift round brute drum containers frequently, but I haven’t seen that many square brute drums until recently. For the below application we supplied one of our Lift-O-Flex portable lifters with our Lift-O-Turn tooling. This tooling allows the user to manually change the distance between both arms to accommodate multiple drum sizes. This configuration allowed the customer to pick up their brute drums one at a time and move them quick and easily to another location within their facility.
The maximum weight for both drums was 250 lbs and the dump height was 24″ at a 135 degree pour angle.
In this example, when the operator is in need of product, they take the operating hand of the tooling and manually direct it to the storage rack of product (brute drums) located in the staging queue. The operator would position the lifter to straddle the Brute container and push the lifter forward with the arms lowered. Once the lifter arms are under the container handle the operator would drive the arms up to engage the handle. Once engaged, the operator would set a locking pin to secure the container to the arms.
With the arms securing the drum the operator would wheel the lifter to the dump position. Here the operator would drive the container up and push the lifter forward over the dump position. Once elevated and in position the operator would depress the rotate button and rotate the container to dump the contents. The drum can be rotated to different angles during the dump cycle.
Once complete, the operator would drive the drum to an upright position, pull the lifter back and wheel the lifter back to the empty drum area. Here the empty container will be lowered onto a dolly, floor or pallet. The operator would disengage the locking pin, lower the arm and pull the lifter back to clear the drum.
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