The Drum Tipper has been designed to help the operator to safely transfer materials from drums in to a receiving vessel whilst providing access to the drum’s contents. Containment, safety and productivity are all addressed with this simple to use machine.

Drum Tipper


The Rheo Engineering Drum Tipper addresses the risks of drum manual handling. Using the Drum Tipper the operator can position a drum directly above the receiving vessel or container to eliminate manual lifting.


By using the Rheo Engineering Drum Tipper to control the drum movement and position of the drum, the drum’s liner can be used to improve containment as the product is emptied from the drum. When used in conjunction with a Ventilation Sleeve, the drum liner can be held below the slots of the Ventilation Sleeve to achieve containment levels of less than 10 µg/m3.


The Rheo Engineering Drum Tipper’s simple over-centre tipping motion both raises and tips a drum with a single actuator enabling a consistent positioning of multiple drums. The Drum Tipper is designed for easy, open transfer of powders. The Drum Tipper’s tilt angle can be adjusted to achieve optimal product flow to greatly improve operator efficiency and reduce product wastage.

See it in action:

Click here to watch the free standing Drum Tipper video

Click here to watch the Drum Tipper with tapered drum cradle video

Other mounting options include:

Free Standing Drum Tipper

The Free Standing frame is fully mobile, requiring no floor installation. The Drum Tipper is rolled into position and floor brakes are activated before beginning the charging process.

Fixed Mount Drum Tipper

This bolt down design is made for a permanent or semi-permanent installation into concrete or steel flooring.

In-Floor Docking Drum Tipper

The docking system uses a small receiver in the floor that allows the Drum Tipper to dock in place. This approach helps properly position the Drum Tipper in relation to the application and provides stability during the dumping process

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  • Ergonomic Product Transfer
  • Efficient Product Transfer
  • Easy to Clean
  • Easy Access to Product
  • Simple Controls
  • Low Maintenance


Construction          304 stainless steel frame structure, 316 stainless steel drum cradle and product contact surfaces

Utility                    Air Supply: fully pneumatic (90 PSIG [6.2 bar], 8 SCFM [3.1 L/s] clean, compressed air)

Electric                  Battery or Plug-In (utility option available)

Controls                 Push button controls on wash-down control box

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]