Drum pumps are handy instruments placed on top of a drum or barrel to empty them out. They eliminate the tiring process of manually tipping a weighty drum to remove the fluid inside. Since industries deal with liquid raw ingredients, fuel, oil, and other types of fluid at such large volumes on a daily basis, drum pumps have become indispensable equipment to them.
Drum pumps are available in different forms, making them highly customizable. There are rotary-style, siphon, electric, lever, air, diaphragm, electric, and piston types among many others. Generally, they contain a vertical shaft that is inserted within the drum gap. The motor is hooked up to the highest point, outside the drum. The main pump component also sits on top of the drum. This configuration allows the spill-less transfer of liquid and prevents operator injury.