Handling of drums and containers

The lifting and handling of drums, cans or barrels are difficult and painful operations. Whether upstream of the production line or in the distribution, the handling of these loads may be repetitive and hazardous to the health of operators.

Stacking of drums, or palleting of cans for loading trucks or logistical warehouses, involves continuous and repetitive lifting of heavy loads. The ergonomics of gestures and postures is difficult to respect in these cases, especially when the operator wants to maintain a high rate.

Once filled, bottles, barrels and drums become heavy enough to directly cause occupational diseases such as MSD (Musculoskeletal Disorder). It then becomes essential to equip the operators with handling solutions, both for safety and for issues of productivity. At the end of the day, operators assisted by a cobotic vehicle (collaborative robot) maintain a constant rate, unlike the employees required to lift several hundred kilos of loads per hour.

Finally, the Manut-LM lifting tube solutions guarantee the security of workers and businesses, especially when the liquids contained in the loads are dangerous: chemical products, corrosive, acids, flammable etc. Our products can be fitted with safety devices that prevent avoid any release of loads or uncontrolled reversal.

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Beer Barrels Handling Solutions

Handling of drums

Drums are containers that are constantly manipulated: barrels of beer, for example, are reused to be filled again by the breweries. In this context, the handling of barrels of beer is a recurring problem because of the repeated handling of loads weighing up to 50 kg.


Manut-LM designs and manufactures, in France, handling solutions for breweries and other trades involving the lifting of drums weighing up to 300 kg!


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Handling of cans

Handling of cans

Cans, unlike drums, are raised by the loops with a suitable tool, designed and manufactured in accordance with clients' needs. The problems encountered in the handling of cans are therefore different for each type of container, especially according to the use that is made: filling within the production line, emptying, handling / palleting of cans etc…


Lifting cans can be dangerous when the substances contained in them are flammable or corrosive. It is therefore necessary to ensure that the load will not be knocked over or dropped by the operator.


Manut-LM handling assistance solutions are specifically designed to meet every need: see our examples to find out the solutions available to you!

Tilting drums or cans

Tilting drums or cans

The tilting of drums or reversing of cans can be complex when the content is to be discharged at a height: The position adopted by the operator can prove non-ergonomic. These situations are often a source of MSD (Musculoskeletal Disorder).


In the case of hazardous liquids, the operation becomes all the more critical because a spillage can lead to work accidents and prolonged work stoppages.


Manut-LM adapts to your loads and production processes to offer made-to-measure lifting tube handling solutions.

Handling of buckets with a lifting tube

Handling of buckets

Operators of paint production plants, and their distributors, can move several tonnes of buckets of paint per day.


The repetition and weight of these loads generates MSD (Musculoskeletal Disorders) which in turn cause work stoppages.


Manut-LM offers lifting-tube handling solutions to increase operator productivity while removing the risk of MSD.


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