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Improved Design of Morse Portable Drum Rollers - 55-gallon drum mixers
Morse 201 Series 55-Gallon Drum Mixers

55-Gallon (210 liter) Portable Drum Rollers
Mix contents right inside a sealed drum

Roll a closed drum to mix and blend the contents
Mixing 55-gallon drums is easy with Morse industrial drum mixers

Improved kick stand
The new kick stand design is easier
to deploy and better supports the
drum roller in upright position
Load drum onto drum roller with a drum truck
Place your drum onto the base plate
of the 55-gallon drum mixer with a
drum truck or a below-hook drum lifter.
Improved Top Rim Hook
Improved Top Rim Hook to help pull the drum over to rolling position
Tilt drum to rolling postion
Engage the Top Rim Hook onto the upper rim of the drum. Then use the built-in retractable tipping lever to load a heavy drum from upright, to horizontal rolling position on the drum mixer
Enclosure with Safety Interlock for use with portable drum roller
Enclosure with Safety Interlock
(Sold Separately) to meet OSHA requirements, shown with Portable Drum Roller

Portable 55-gallon Drum Mixers
Wheeled Portable Drum Rollers
to rotate a steel drum on its side.
Model 201/20-1 shown is
20 RPM electric drum mixer

Add Option # POLY-201 to roll a
plastic drum

Pour into 5-gallon pail with Portable Drum Mixer
Pour directly into a 5-gallon pail
from a Morse Portable 55-Gallon
Drum Mixer. A faucet can be
attached to drum while rotating.
Model 201VS-1 Variable speed electric drum mixer is shown here with model 65-20 Drum Faucet.

  • Compact industrial 55-gallon drum mixers roll a closed drum on its side to agitate the contents.

  • Mixing a sealed drum blends contents while eliminating worker exposure and reducing clean-up.

  • Use separate drum for each batch.

  • Portable 55-gallon drum mixers agitate drum contents without opening the drum!

  • Utilize important ingredients that would otherwise be left in unmixed sediment.

  • Eliminate the clean-up of insertion mixers.

  • Use as a drain stand to dispense into a 5-gallon (20 liter) pail.

Portable drum rollers are available drum with 20 RPM fixed speed, or variable speed to rotate a 55-gallon (210 liter) drum from 15 to 24 RPM

Agitate your drum's contents without even opening the drum! Incorporate important stratified or settled ingredients and eliminate sediment in the bottom of your drum.

Mixing in closed drums eliminates the hazards of worker exposure, and the messy cleanup associated with insertion mixers. This compact, portable mixer rolls a closed drum to blend the contents. You may also dispense directly from a drum through a faucet.

The built-in tipping bar provides leverage to assist in loading a drum upright onto the drum roller, and setting the drum back to upright when drum mixing is finished. The sides and back are enclosed to protect the drive.

OSHA Requires Enclosure with Safety Interlock for ALL drum rotators

Features of Morse Portable Drum Rollers
  • Compact industrial drum roller only 21" wide by 35" long (53 x 89 cm)
  • Tipping lever with hook engages drum top rim to load drum onto the drum roller
  • Roll various sized drums
  • Add Option # POLY-201 to roll plastic drum
  • Use as drain stand to dispense from drum
  • Enclosed sides and back protect the drive mechanism
  • Electric drum mixers are available with various AC motors
    • Single or 3 phase electric motors
    • Explosion-proof electric
    • 50Hz or 60Hz electric motors
  • Pneumatic drum mixer
Capacity of Portable Drum Rollers
  • Liquid Load: 500 Lb. (227 kg)
  • Dry Load varies with drum RPM as a shifting dry load exerts greater stress on the drum mixer.
    • 350 Lb. (159 kg) at 15 RPM
    • 300 Lb. (136 kg) at 20 RPM
    • 250 Lb. (113 kg) at 24 RPM
  • Roll a drum on 4 drive and 4 idler oil-resistant, neoprene, 4" (10.16 cm) diameter wheels
  • Roll a drum with:
    • 6" to 28" (15 to 71 cm) in diameter
    • Up to 38" (96.5 cm) tall
    • The tipping lever will ONLY engage a drum 30" (76.2 cm) or taller
  • Maximum ambient operating temperature: 140oF (60oC)

Variable Speed Portable Drum Rollers
Allow you to vary drum rotation speed from 15 to 24 RPM (13 to 20 RPM on 50Hz models).
RPM is based on a 22.5" (57.2 cm) diameter drum.

  • Ideal for experimental use
  • Allows fast initial drum rolling, then reduce speed for continued, gentle agitation

Fixed Speed Portable Drum Rollers
Roll a 22.5" (57 cm) diameter drum at 20 RPM (16 RPM on 50Hz models).
The RPM of these model cannot be changed.

Customers use Morse Drum Mixers to:

  • Blend batches of powder
  • Ensure uniform batches
  • Mix paint, oils, urethane resin, glue, dyes, flavors, etc.
  • Use as a chemical drum mixer
  • Blend drum contents into homogenous product prior to use
  • Keep epoxy from separating
  • Grind and smooth parts in media
  • Homogenize tailings and sediment samples
  • Plasma spray powder mixing
  • . . .and my favorite, "Roll propellant casting tubes for chemical prep prior to cast"

What will you use your drum mixer for?

Combine Two Components to Meet Safety Requirements
Drum Roller Guard Enclosure Kit to Meet OSHA Requirements
(Sold Separately)
Portable Drum Mixers
Model 201/20-1 shown is
20 RPM electric drum mixer
Guard Enclosure for Morse Drum Rotator
Guard Enclosure with Safety Interlock, so that drum rotator
automatically shuts of if enclosure gate in opened

Note: OSHA Requirement for enclosure with safety interlock IMPORTANT - OSHA holds the employer responsible for the suitability of design and application of tools and machinery.
Install all Morse Rotators in accordance with 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."

Drum Mixer Options  
Add Option # 1-5P Idler Attachment to Roll a 5 Gallon (20 liter) Can
Option 1-5P Idler Attachment to roll a 5-gallon pail
Model 201VS-1 Variable speed electric drum ixer shown with Option 1-5P Idler Attachment installed to roll a 5-gallon pail

Option # 1-5P allows rolling a 5-gallon pail on

  • Extends usefulness of the drum mixer to roll a 1 to 5 gallon cylindrical can
  • Adjusts for a pail or can up to 18" (45.7 cm) tall
  • Rolls a 5-gallon can at approximately double the RPM of a 55-gallon drum
  • Bolt onto portable drum roller with 4 bolts
  • This option is for 201 and 201VS portable drum rollers. It CANNOT be used for belted drum rollers.

Also see 5-Gallon Can Tumblers designed specifically to tumble 1 to 5 gallon cans / pails end over end to more vigorously mix the contents

Add Option # POLY-201 to Roll a Plastic Drum on the same drum mixer
Option to roll a plastic drum
Model 201VS-1 Variable speed electric drum mixer shown with Option POLY-201 installed to roll a plastic drum

Plastic drums are soft-sided and lack the rigid ribs and rims of a steel drum. They require special features to position them on the drum roller, and to prevent them from traveling lengthways during rotation.

Option # POLY-201 is factory installed on a new Portable Drum Roller
It includes the following:

  • Two extra wheels on each side support plastic drum. The weight is then distributed over a total of 12 wheels.
  • End stop to prevent a plastic drum from traveling lengthways while being rolled.
  • Chain to latch around the top of the drum while tipping from upright to horizontal rolling position on the drum mixer. The chain should then be released during drum rolling.
  • Units with this option installed ship on a skid and add 62 Lb. (28 kg) to the ship weight.

Kit # POLY-201FI is for the customer to install on an existing portable drum roller.

NOTE: This is NOT a drum roller by itself. It is an OPTION to install on a Morse Drum Roller.

NOTE: You can roll a plastic OR a steel drum with this option installed.

Belted Portable Drum Rollers for a Fiber Drum
Belted Portable Drum Roller
Model 201B/20-1 20 RPM Belted electric drum mixer shown

The belted drum rollers have a pair of belts between the rollers to turn drum (instead of wheels). Belts allow it to roll a fiber drum weighing up to 300 Lb. (136 kg) without damaging the fiber sidewall.

Belted portable drum rollers are available with the same drum speeds and motor types.

Capacity of Belted Portable Drum Rollers
  • Liquid Load: 300 Lb. (136 kg)
  • Dry Load varies with drum RPM. A shifting dry load exerts greater stress on the drum mixer.
    • 300 Lb. (136 kg) at 10 to 20 RPM
    • 250 Lb. (113 kg) at 24 RPM
  • Roll a drum on 2 belts
  • Roll a fiber drum:
    • From 16" to 23" (41 to 59 cm) in diameter
    • Up to 35" (89 cm) tall, and at least 30" (76.2 cm) tall.

Belted portable drum rollers are designed to roll a Fiber Drum

  • 16" to 23" (41 to 59 cm) in diameter
  • Up to 35" (89 cm) tall
  • Minimum of 30" (76.2 cm) tall
Custom Stainless Steel Drum Roller
Custom stainless steel portable drum roller
Custom type 304 stainless steel Portable Drum Roller
for use in food or pharmaceutical applications.

Portable Drum Rotators with standard 1/2 HP, 60Hz, 1 phase TEFC motor include switch, cord and plug.

All other electric 55-gallon (210 liter) drum mixers (i.e. Explosion proof, 3 phase, etc.) are shipped without switch, cord and plug. These must be installed by electrician according to local codes and customer's preference.

Explosion Proof motors are rated for Class I Group D, and Class II Groups F and G.

* Expect a 20% reduction in drum RPM for models with 50 Hz motors.

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

  • Filter, regulator and lubricator (FRL) may be ordered from Morse as Part # 90020-P. Description: KIT, 3/8" FRL & BALL VALVE


Drum Mixers - Drum Rollers - Portable Drum Rotators. Roll a closed drum to mix and blend the contents with the Morse industrial drum mixers

Last Updated: 04/17/20

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