16/07/2018 - 15:31 pm

Liftomatic’s Below-the-Hook Drum Handling System

US company Liftomatic Material Handling, Inc, a leading material handling equipment manufacturer, recently expanded its line of drum handling equipment to include the new model 3A-HD-BHDL, a below-hook drum handling system.

The 3A-HD-BHDL is a fully automatic and mechanical below hook attachment that can be used to lift 55-gallon drums from an overhead position for placement to or from many containment devices, scales, pallets or similar handling requirements. Drums remain in a vertical position while lifted and/or transported with the 3A-HD-BHDL unit.

The 3A-HD-BHDL works with three radial arms that conform to the drum body and engage at the underside of the drum chime on nearly any 55-gallon steel or plastic drum. The unit has a working capacity of up to 3000lb/drum. The 3-point connection assists to maintain the drum’s integrity during the lifting process. An “intuitive-lock” engagement system ensures the radial arms remain in the locked position until the load is placed in its final resting location. Drums with a range of 21 -23in outside chime diameter can be handled.

The 3A-HD-BHDL can be attached to any overhead lifting hoist, or can be affixed to Liftomatic’s model FTB-3 forklift adapter, allowing the unit to be used from the underside of a set of lift truck forks. The 3A-HD-BHDL is suitable for energy industries, environmental operations as well as general use where overhead lifting of drums is required. The unit was designed as a result of customer requests for a positive locking system assurance that eliminates the need for a manual locking and unlocking of the armature to a drum.


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