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Drum Tumblers - Drum Rotators


Load end-over-end drum rotator with model 91 Drum Lifting Hook
Each End-Over-End Drum Tumbler is shipped with a Model 41 or 41M Drum Lifting Hook, shown here suspended below-hook lowering drum into holder.

Two load binders hold drum securely
Drum is secured in the drum holder with 2 load binders

Use Morse End-Over-End Drum Rotators to tumble a closed drum to mix and blend the contents. Turning your drum end-over-end with a drum tumbler provides an aggressive mixing action inside the drum. Morse End-Over-End Drum Tumblers turn your sealed 55-gallon (208 liter) steel drum end-over end to mix separated ingredients back into suspension. Add option # 5026-P for plastic drum. Enclosures with Safety Interlock available, as a way to meet OSHA requirements.

Thoroughly mix products without even opening the drum!

  • Fast mixing right inside original shipping drums
  • Eliminate messes, spills and clean-up
  • Remix settled ingredients. Disperse dyes and colorants.
  • Models to mix one or two drums at a time
End-Over-End
Drum Tumblers
Double End-Over-End
Drum Tumblers
Morse Single End-Over-End Drum Tumblers
Base dimensions: 
30" x 54" (76 x 137 cm)
Motor: 1 HP
Morse Double End-Over-End Drum Tumblers
Base dimensions: 
30" x 88" (76 x 224 cm)
Motor 1.5 HP

Drum Tumblers Save Time, Labor and Money!

Drum tumbling provides thorough mixing action to:

  • Blend valuable ingredients back into suspension
  • Leave less residue in drum to reduce waste and ease drum cleaning
  • Eliminate transfer and reduce clean-up

Load drum with your hoist or crane and the model 41 or 41M Drum Lifting Hook included with each End-Over-End Drum Tumbler. Or order optional Load Crane to load drum into drum tumbler.

Drum Tumbler Applications

  • Mix dry powders, wet grains, dyes, fine and coarse granules, settled liquids and powders with these drum tumblers
  • Ideal for mixing or agitating highly viscous substances inside closed drum

To rotate plastic or fiber drumNote: End-Over-End Drum Tumblers are designed for a 55-gallon steel drum. To rotate fiber or plastic drum end-over-end, order custom End-Over-End Drum Rotator with Tilt-To-Load style drum holder or order Tilt-To-Load Drum Rotator.

Variable Frequency Drive to control drum rotation speed
Variable Speed Drum Tumblers are equipped with a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) with motor starter and disconnect. Mount VFD on a wall or on the OSHA required enclosure, and control drum rolling speed from 1 to 16 RPM.

Drum Tumbler Features:

  • Drum rotation:
    • Variable Speed End-Over-End Drum Tumblers utilize a variable frequency drive (VFD shown left) to rotate your drum at any speed from 1 to 16 RPM. Select the best speed for each material. Enables you to use high speed for initial mixing, then low speed for prolonged agitation. Variable speed drum rollers are ideal for experimental use or where you need to blend a variety of materials. The VFD includes motor starter and disconnect. Mount the VFD on a wall or on the outside of Safety Enclosure required by OSHA.

    • Fixed Speed End-Over-End Drum Tumblers rotate your drum at 13 RPM

  • Handle: 55-gallon steel (208 liter) drum with 22.5"
    (57 cm) diameter, and maximum of 36" (91 cm) tall
  • Capacity:
  • Shipped with model 41 or 41M Drum Lifting Hook to assist in placing drum into holder with your crane or hoist
  • Standard motors are 230V, 3-Phase, 60 Hz (50 Hz also available)
  • Standard electric control includes start, stop and jog functions
  • Other motor voltages, Explosion Proof *, and air motors are available
  • Sturdy frame built to resist stress and shock of tumbling load
Options and Accessories for Morse End-Over-End Drum Tumblers  
Diameter Adaptor for 30-Gallon Drum
Diameter Adaptor for 30-gallon steel drum
Model 55/30-19GR
Drum Adaptor
Model 55/30-19GR Diameter Adaptor is only for a 30-gallon steel drum with 19" diameter between the ribs. It fits the drum holder with load binders found on Morse End-Over-End Drum Tumblers.
Optional Clamp Screw Assembly Kit
Optional Clamp Screw Assembly Kit allows you to tumble a 55-gallon plastic drum

Option # 5026-P

Install the optional Clamp Screw Assembly Kit. It allows you to tumble a 55-gallon plastic drum with any Morse End-Over-End Drum Tumbler. You can leave it in place to tumble a 55-gallon steel drum.

Order 1 kit for Single End-Over-End Drum Tumblers.

Order 1 or 2 kits for Double End-Over-End Drum Tumblers.

Enclosures with Safety Interlock to meet OSHA requirements
Enclosure with safety interlock for drum tumbler
Safety Enclosure for
Double Drum Tumbler

Note: OSHA Requirement for enclosure with safety interlockInstall all Morse Rotators in accordance with local requirements for enclosure and safety interlock, etc. One way to accomplish this is with a Morse enclosure with safety interlock, so the rotator automatically turns off when enclosure door is opened. Power connections and motor controls must also comply with applicable local codes.

For OSHA compliance in the USA, see OSHA subpart O.1910.212(a)(4) "Barrels, containers, and drums. Revolving drums, barrels, and containers shall be guarded by an enclosure which is interlocked with the drive mechanism, so that the barrel, drum, or container cannot revolve unless the guard enclosure is in place."

Larger Safety Enclosures for Drum Tumblers with optional load cranes
Larger Safety Enclosures for Drum
Tumblers with Optional Load Cranes
Optional Load Cranes assist in loading your drum onto End-Over End Drum Rotator

Optional Loading Crane for End-Over-End Drum Tumbler
Load Crane

Load Crane for self-contained loading capability has a short piece of alloy lifting-chain with a connector to attach the Drum Lifting Hook. The Load Crane uses the Drum Lifting Hook to engage a horizontal drum. The lifting range and pivot travel of the Load Crane enables lifting a horizontal drum from floor in front of the drum tumbler up to and into one drum-holder of the drum tumbler, and back again.

The Load Crane assists in loading a drum into the tumbler for those without a hoist over the machine. A more ergonomic solution for the same application is provided by the Tilt-to-Load Drum Tumblers with power lift of an upright drum from floor level.

Order ONE load crane for single drum tumbler. Order TWO load cranes for a double drum tumbler.

Factory Installed Load Cranes

  • Model 300LC - Load Crane factory installed: welded to right side of 1-300 or 2-300 end-over-end drum rotator.
  • Model 300LCL - Load Crane factory installed: welded to left side of double end-over-end drum rotator.

Load Cranes for Field Installation

  • Model 300LCF - Load Crane for field installation. Bolt to right side of your 1-300 or 2-300 end-over-end drum rotator.
  • Model 300LCFL - Load Crane for field installation. Bolt to left side of your double end-over-end drum rotator.

Dimensioned Drawings:

  End-Over-End Drum Rotators  
Model # Tumble RPM Motor Style Phase Volts Hz Full Load
Amp Draw
Domestic
Ship Weight
Variable Speed Drum Tumblers
1-300VS-1-115 1 Drum 1 to 16 Inverter Duty 1 HP 1 115 60 16.6 621 Lb. (282 kg)
1-300VS-1-230 1 Drum 1 to 16 Inverter Duty 1 HP 1 230 60 8.3 634 Lb. (288 kg)
1-300VS-3-230 1 Drum 1 to 16 Inverter Duty 1 HP 3 230 60 5.0 514 Lb. (234 kg)
1-300VS-3-460 1 Drum 1 to 16 Inverter Duty 1 HP 3 460 60 2.5 634 Lb. (288 kg)
2-300VS-1-115 2 Drums 1 to 16 Inverter Duty 1.5 HP 1 115 60 20.0 650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300VS-1-230 2 Drums 1 to 16 Inverter Duty 1.5 HP 1 230 60 10.0 650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300VS-3-230 2 Drums 1 to 16 Inverter Duty 1.5 HP 3 230 60 6.9 650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300VS-3-460 2 Drums 1 to 16 Inverter Duty 1.5 HP 3 460 60 3.6 650 Lb. (295 kg)
Fixed Speed Drum Tumblers
2-300-1-115  2 Drums  13 1.5 HP TEFC 1 115 60 18 650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300-1-230 2 Drums 13 1.5 HP TEFC 1 230 60 8.0  650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300-3-230 2 Drums 13 1.5 HP TEFC 3 230 60 5.0 650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300-3-460 2 Drums 13 1.5 HP TEFC 3 460 60 2.5 650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300-3-575 2 Drums 13 1.5 HP TEFC 3 575 60 2.0 785 Lb. (356 kg)
2-300-A 2 Drums 13 Air Motor Air Motor Technical Info 650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300-E1-115 2 Drums 13 1.5 HP Explosion Proof * 1 115 60 16 800 Lb. (363 kg)
2-300-E1-230 2 Drums 13 1.5 HP Explosion Proof * 1 230 60 8.0 800 Lb. (363 kg)
2-300-E3-230 2 Drums 13 1.5 HP Explosion Proof * 3 230 60 5.0 800 Lb. (363 kg)
2-300-E3-460 2 Drums 13 1.5 HP Explosion Proof * 3 460 60 2.5 800 Lb. (363 kg)
2-300-E3-575 2 Drums 13 1.5HP Explosion Proof * 3 575 60 1.7 865 Lb. (392 kg)
1-300-1-115 1 Drum 13 1 HP TEFC 1 115 60 12.8 621 Lb. (282 kg)
1-300-1-230 1 Drum 13 1 HP TEFC 1 230 60 6.4  634 Lb. (288 kg)
1-300-3-230 1 Drum 13 1 HP TEFC 3 230 60 3.7 514 Lb. (234 kg)
1-300-3-460 1 Drum 13 1 HP TEFC 3 460 60 1.7 634 Lb. (288 kg)
1-300-3-575 1 Drum 13 1 HP TEFC 3 575 60 1.4 634 Lb. (288 kg)
1-300-A 1 Drum 13 Air Motor Air Motor Technical Info 550 Lb. (250 kg)
1-300-E1-115 1 Drum 13 1 HP Explosion Proof * 1 115 60 13 647 Lb. (294 kg)
1-300-E1-230 1 Drum 13 1 HP Explosion Proof * 1 230 60 6.5 647 Lb. (294 kg)
1-300-E3-230 1 Drum 13 1 HP Explosion Proof * 3 230 60 3.8 647 Lb. (294 kg)
1-300-E3-460 1 Drum 13 1 HP Explosion Proof * 3 460 60 1.9 647 Lb. (294 kg)
1-300-E3-575 1 Drum 13 1 HP Explosion Proof * 3 575 60 1.4 647 Lb. (294 kg)
  50Hz End-Over-End Drum Rotators  
Model # Tumble RPM Motor Style Phase Volts Hz Full Load
Amp Draw
Domestic
Ship Weight
2-300-1-220-50 2 Drums 10.8 1.5 HP TEFC 1 220 50 16 650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300-3-220-50 2 Drums 10.8 1.5 HP TEFC 3 220 50 4.4 650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300-3-380-50 2 Drums 10.8 1.5 HP TEFC 3 380 50 2.5 650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300-3-440-50 2 Drums 10.8 1.5 HP TEFC 3 440 50 2.2 650 Lb. (295 kg)
2-300-E1-220-50 2 Drums 10.8 1.5 HP Explosion Proof * 1 220 50 23 800 Lb. (363 kg)
2-300-E3-220-50 2 Drums 10.8 1.5 HP Explosion Proof * 3 220 50 4.4 800 Lb. (363 kg)
2-300-E3-380-50 2 Drums 10.8 1.5 HP Explosion Proof * 3 380 50 2.5 800 Lb. (363 kg)
2-300-E3-440-50 2 Drums 10.8 1.5 HP Explosion Proof * 3 440 50 2.2 800 Lb. (363 kg)
1-300-1-220-50 1 Drum 10.8 1 HP TEFC 1 220 50 12.4 634 Lb. (288 kg)
1-300-3-220-50 1 Drum 10.8 1 HP TEFC 3 220 50 3.5 514 Lb. (234 kg)
1-300-3-380-50 1 Drum 10.8 1 HP TEFC 3 380 50 2.0 634 Lb. (288 kg)
1-300-3-440-50 1 Drum 10.8 1 HP TEFC 3 440 50 1.75 634 Lb. (288 kg)
1-300-E1-220-50 1 Drum 10.8 1 HP Explosion Proof * 1 220 50 12.4 647 Lb. (294 kg)
1-300-E3-220-50 1 Drum 10.8 1 HP Explosion Proof * 3 220 50 3.6 647 Lb. (294 kg)
1-300-E3-380-50 1 Drum 10.8 1 HP Explosion Proof * 3 380 50 2.1 647 Lb. (294 kg)
1-300-E3-440-50 1 Drum 10.8 1 HP Explosion Proof * 3 440 50 1.8 647 Lb. (294 kg)

* Explosion Proof motors are rated for Class I Group D, and Class II Groups F and G. Models with Explosion Proof motor have no wiring from the NEMA 7/9 control box to the motor. Please consult an electrician to complete the wiring in accordance to your local code.

Variable speed models are NOT available for hazardous areas.

Air motors are vane-type and require correctly sized filter, regulator, lubricator, valve FRL) and piping supplied by customer.
See Air Motor Technical Information

Filter, regulator and lubricator (FRL) may be ordered from Morse

  • Part # 90010-P   Description: KIT, 1/4" FRL & VALVE
  • Part # 90020-P   Description: KIT, 3/8" FRL & VALVE

Half-full rating is an indication of capacity for tilting an unbalanced, bottom-heavy drum. Partially full drum with unbalanced and shifting load is harder to tilt than a full drum.

Last Updated: 09/17/14

Drum Tumblers - End-Over-End Drum Rotators tumble drum to mix and blend contents of closed drum.