The Rheo Engineering Drum Conditioner provides a safe and reliable means of conditioning hardened product within raw material containers. The breakup of hardened product allows for easier product flow out of drums later in the manufacturing process. Safety, containment, and productivity are all addressed with this simple to use machine.

Drum Conditioner


The Rheo Engineering Drum Conditioner eliminates the need for a mallet or any other manual product break up process. All moving parts are guarded to keep operators safe.


The Rheo Engineering Drum Conditioner can break up material throughout the drum without removing the lid, keeping the product contained within the drum.


The Rheo Engineering Drum Conditioner can be programmed to automatically condition a drum using a customised recipe for each drum that can ensure repeatability with breaking up the material and can significantly reduce the time required by an operator. An operator can load a drum, press a button to start the conditioning sequence and then walk away to work on another process while the drum is being conditioned.



How it works:

Conditioning Arms

Two guided arms are actuated using two separate actuators that apply force to the sides of the drum. 

Drum Elevator

This function moves the drum up and down between the conditioning arms to allow total contact along the height of the drum.

Rotating Drum Platform

The drum platform is built on a rotary bearing that allows the drum to rotate, allowing the conditioning arms to contact all points along the circumference of the drum.

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  • Automated/repeatable conditioning
  • Improves material transfer efficiency
  • Easy to clean
  • Simple controls
  • Conditions all parts of the drum
  • Customization for any drum type/size


Load Capacity (standard)           200 kg

Maximum Drum Size (standard) 610 mm diameter, 1000mm height

Material of Construction             304 stainless steel frame structure

Utility                                       Electric: (Pneumatic option available)

Controls                                    touch-screen HMI

Hazardous Rating configurable for use in Hazardous Locations: Class I Divisions 1 and 2 [ATEX Zones 1 and 2] or Class II Divisions 1 and 2 [ATEX Zones 21 and 22]