The adjustable clamp attachment was designed in response to a customer requirement in the pharmaceutical industry. The lifter was required to lift and rotate a large range of lidless drums (for example, ‘Nalgene’ Drums) to enable easy access to the interior of the drum, for washing and draining purposes.

This bespoke handling solution encompasses a versatile clamp attachment that covers a range of drum diameters. The clamping width is outside the travel normally available from Packline’s standard clamp design.

Due to the wide variety drum sizes being handled, a clamp attachment with removable pads was designed to cater for the numerous drum diameters.The optional ‘pad kit’ fitted to the clamp attachment reduces the diameter of drums the attachment can lift and rotate, allowing a greater overall range. This kit is easily removed or attached by sprung index plungers, meaning that specialist tools are not required to alternate between different drum sizes.

The lidless ‘Nalgene’ drums being handled are very light but, due to their size and large diameter, can be very difficult to lift and rotate by hand. These features combine to make quick, easy and simple handling of ‘Nalgene’ drums with minimal operator effort which means that the drums can be handled surely and safely with minimum effort and complete confidence.

This lifting equipment 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. 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 100kg (220lbs), although larger capacities, and to suit other types and styles of drums, may be available on request.