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We contacted R&D ERGO LTD. with a request that required a custom ergonomic solution within a tight budget. As a major auto manufacturer we required a proven and reliable solution that was engineered for our specific products.

The R&D team met with us and offered a variety of viable and cost effective solutions. The service we received and the custom ergonomic solution they provided us far exceeded our expectations.

We would strongly recommended using R&D ERGO LTD., for any custom ergonomic solution.

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Barrel and Drum Lifters

Barrel and Drum Handling Solutions

We provide a safer, healthier, more efficient workplace for employees with an extensive line of Drum and Barrel Handling Products. Our systems are designed to lift, transport, tilt or rotate Drums and Barrels of various size and weight. 

How do you know if a Barrel or Drum Handling System is right for you?

There are numerous signs you can notice in your workplace that will indicate whether or not a Drum or Barrel Handling System is required at your facility. The signs are fairly obvious, but are often overlooked in a busy and fast paced work environment. Here are some common signs or guidelines that may indicate that it's time for you to look for an Ergonomic Solution in your workplace: 

  • Awkward Postures/Positions (Does your staff repeatedly bend, twist or lift?)
  • Repetition (Does your staff frequently reach, lift or carry?)
  • Forceful Exertions (Does your staff carry or lift heavy loads?)
  • Pressure Points (Does your staff have to learn on or against parts?)
  • Static Postures (Is your staff required to maintain a fixed position for a length of time?) 

What are the Benefits of a Drum of Barrel Handling System?

The benefits of implementing a Portable Barrel or Drum Material Handling Solution include:

  • Drastic increase in productivity  
  • Improved ergonomic design
  • Injury prevention
  • Reduce workers' efforts by decreasing forces in lifting, handling, pushing, and pulling materials 
  • Reduce risk of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Improved morale
  • Lower costs compared to fixed systems
  • Lowering costs by reducing or eliminating production challenges, error rates, use of medical services, workers' compensation claims, excessive employee turnover, absenteeism, and retraining/education initiatives.

These ergonomic systems are portable which offers lower costs when compared to fixed equipment, with a fast implementation and easy set up. Below are some of our many Drum and Barrel Handling products, click on any of the graphics to learn more about each particular system. If you have any questions or need any advice, we are just a phone call away! 

Light Duty Drum Barrel Lifter

Light Duty Drum and Barrel Lifters 

These drum lifts are especially designed to complete a wide variety of tasks including lifting, maneuvering, pouring and racking both drums and barrels that weigh up to 800 lbs. 

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Heavy Duty Portable Roll Handing

Heavy Duty Drum and Barrel Lifter 

These drum lifts are especially designed to complete a wide variety of tasks including lifting, maneuvering and racking both drums and barrels that weigh up to 1500 lbs. 

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Fork Lift Drum Handling Attachment

Fork Lift Drum Handling Attachments 

Designed to be attached to forklifts these pieces of drum handling equipment allow you to safely pick up, move, rotate, tilt and pour drums and barrels while utilizing your current equipment.

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Below-the-Hook Drum Handling

Below-the-Hook Drum Handling 

These drum handling units specialize in quickly moving drums from one area to another and dispensing the contents within the drums quickly, but with a high level of control, and are often attached to cranes and hoists.

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Lift n' Buddy Pail Partner

5 Gallon Pail Handlers 

These pail handling systems are designed to lift, tilt, tumble and pour 5 gallon pails. 

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Plastic and Fiber Drum Handling

Drum Handling Accessories 

These drum accessories can complete a variety of tasks and are designed to help you optimize your drum handling systems. 

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