If you take a look at the range of bespoke products we manufacture you’ll see we turn our expertise to a broad range of drum attachments to solve problems for different industries. Recently, for example, Wessex Resins & Adhesives a manufacturer of epoxy products asked us to design and manufacture a safe way to lift, move and tilt large, 1100mm-diameter mixing bowls while ensuring the content at the bottom of the bowls could be safely removed to reduce waste.
Getting stuck in
The design team needed to engineer a safe yet simple-to-use manual system that could quickly and efficiently tip out the contents of the mixing bowl. This required:
- Transporting bowls to a location
- Raising lowering and tilting containers to specific heights
- Fixing a bowl’s position to remove the contents
- Ease of movement around the manufacturing site
By modifying a Logitrans LF Mini Manual Stacker and designing a bespoke heavy-duty framework with a double hinge system, we created a flexible lifter and tilter for the mixing bowls. Two units were manufactured for different sizes and designs of mixing bowl which not only eliminated any risk of an accident during the mixing operation, but also reduced production time.
The integrity of design and quality of materials makes our products enduring and virtually maintenance free, so if you are looking for a long term, bespoke solution to a drum or materials handling issue, then contact our design team with your requirements and we will come up with the answer.
St Clare Engineering and Grab-O-Matic
St Clare Engineering Ltd is a family business. We have been manufacturing a range of specialist, high-quality fork lift truck drum attachments under the Grab-O-Matic trade name since 1959, to lift, move and tilt drums of various shape, size and weight.
We supply drum handling equipment to the oil, chemical, logistics and engineering industries globally, from the Arctic Circle to the Arabian Gulf. All components are manufactured in the UK and every unit is fabricated, hand-assembled and inspected at our factory in Eastleigh, Hampshire.