Design & Build Barrel Dumper
A local pharmaceutical company approached W. Soule’s Custom Fabricators with a challenge to mechanically lift and dump the contents of fiber drums. The drums could contain powder or tablets which needed to be moved to existing hoppers.
The fabrication team took on the challenge and designed a hydraulic arm to accomplish the task. The clamp at the end of the arm fits around the barrel and the arm lifts and rotate the barrels, dumping the product through a stainless steel lid that clamps onto the top of the barrels. A prototype was fabricated and tested by the client prior to production of the final piece seen in the video below.