Safe & Efficient Drum Handling In Hazardous Areas

Do you have a need to lift or move drums, de-palletise or just generally move drums around a workshop or factory site in Hazardous Areas.

The St Clare Engineering range of Grab-O-Matic ATEX fork attachment and pedestrian drum handlers will provide a safe and efficient solution for you.

The Grab-O-Matic DLR range of rim grip fork attachment drum handlers are suitable for all types of steel drums, plastic ‘L’ ring drums and most fibre drums. 

The extensive drum handling range includes the SC10 for lifting and rotating drums to dispense the contents, scissor grabs, base gripping units and waist grippers, the whole range can also be fitted to pedestrian stackers. Bespoke units can be manufactured to suit customer specification.


We have also developed a Quick Attach/Release drum handler fork attachment for use in ATEX hazardous areas. 

All Grab-O-Matic models can be Quick Attach/Release units and are securely attached to the forks and released without the need for the truck driver to dismount from his cab.

How Does it Work:

A Carriage Hook Plate is bolted to the centre of the fork truck carriage, this then stays in place permanently as it does not interfere with the normal lifting and moving of pallets and is only 300mm wide.

The forks are inserted fully into the fork pockets and when raised a sprung loaded lever locks behind the Carriage Hook Plate and will only release when the unit is lowered to the ground, this reverses the action and the forks can be withdrawn from the unit.

The drum handlers can be manufactured completely from stainless steel or part stainless steel to suit customer requirements and the spark proof area the units are operating in.

All Grab-O-Matic fork attachments are issued with Test Certificates, CE marked and manufactured entirely in the UK to ISO 9001:2008 and will be certified for use in ATEX spark proof areas.

For more information on our extensive range of drum and materials handling equipment please contact Andy Bow on 02380 643402 or email
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