This new bespoke lifting solution was developed to solve the manual handling issue of drums which can crush when gripped.

This ‘Band Clamp Attachment’ was designed for the gripping, lifting and rotation of fragile, tapered drums; in response to a customer enquiry in the beverages industry.

The attachment consists of a ‘Band Clamp’ design which maintains the shape and integrity of the drum. The gripping pressure of the attachment, rather than the standard pad grip system, prevented the drum becoming misshapen whilst handling and rotating.

In addition, the attachment is equipped with an adjustable safety clamp which is positioned over the lip of the drum to prevent the drum from slipping out of the Band Clamp Attachment whilst being rotating, thus further ensuring that the drum remains securely in position.

These features combine to make quick, easy and simple handling of fragile drums with minimal operator effort which means that the drums can be handled surely and safely with minimum effort and complete confidence.

It is very easy to use which provides a simple and safe action and is entirely suitable for the pharmaceutical and food industries and similar hygienic applications.

Suitable for tapered, fragile drums, this attachment is backed up by a full bespoke design service so ensuring that the right solution can be made to suit most requirements.

All Packline attachments are fully interchangeable and can be easily fitted or removed from any model of ‘Compac’ lifting machine that is fitted with the quick release system.

The safe working load for this drum handler is 225kg (496lbs), although larger capacities, and to suit other types and styles of drums, may be available on request.