Help with drum handling

13 March 2018

Contact Attachments' drum handling range consists of three main products, including its fully automatic Drum Grabs which – due to their ability to grab the drum around the waist or under the lip – are suitable for drums which need small to medium amounts of transportation.

Drum Grips ‘pinch’ the drums around the lip, making it an easy and safe way for users to lift and transport drums on and off pallets, as well as when drums are packed tightly together in stuffing containers.

Another manual handling solution is its Drum Rotator, which uses a high-quality gearbox which is linked to either a crank handle or loop chain, resulting in effortless and controlled pouring of contents. This product can be designed for both forklift trucks and overhead cranes, making it a versatile manual handling solution in the plant machinery sector.

Dave Manuel, technical sales director at Contact Attachments, explains: “We’ve been designing, manufacturing, testing and supplying products from our site in Newtown, Mid Wales, since the 1970s. We have customers of all shapes and sizes across the UK and overseas, and our drum handling range remains one of our most popular due to its performance in a breadth of applications.”

Contact Attachments offers a bespoke service, including the manufacture of products with stainless steel to ensure they are ATEX Certified and can be used in potentially hazardous and explosive environments, such as nuclear power plants.   

Manuel adds: “Like all of our products, our entire drum range comes fully CE certified and tested to ensure that it complies the latest Health and Safety regulations.