Sometimes, simply lifting and dumping isn’t the best way to approach that step in the process. You need a way to accurately position your product as it flows from the drum.
In industries like pharmaceuticals, for example, merely tilting the drum and chute can result in extensive spillage. This is particularly true for operations that load tablets into a coater with a vertical port and deep baffles.
METO Systems’ sanitary drum manipulators are fitted with a patented cam-action lift and tilt, which means they can precisely place the discharge point inside the coater while it lifts the drum to the proper angle for discharge.
Since tilting while lifting and positioning can be risky for both the operator and the product, METO drum manipulators are equipped with powered floor-locking devices, to minimize some of this risk. The mobile base helps ensure fluidity of movement and access to the coater for discharge and maintenance, and white polyolefin wheels protect against marking.
With a discharge path that’s customized to the specific application, and chute configurations that are straight, tapered or necked, the METO sanitary drum manipulator is a favorite with several large contract tablet-coating operations. Likewise, our stainless steel manipulators feature a full range of surface finishes to meet any number of industry standards.
When lifting and dumping just isn’t enough, give us a call to see how our customizable stainless steel drum manipulators can help speed up or improve your production or manufacturing process.