Straval Strainers and Valves

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Looking for Stra-Val valves outside the US? Look no further as Raptor Supplies now offers the strainer and valve product lines of Straval, a US-based OEM that designs and manufacturers a full range of the following valves and strainers:

Their low and high pressure valves, regulators and strainers are sold in a variety of different configurations; with connection sizes ranging from 1/8″ – 6″, designed to operate at pressures of between 0.30 – 50 psi and temperatures up to 600 F.

Straval offers their valves with a variety of end-connections, including:

  • Threaded NPT
  • Sanitary Tri-clamp
  • Flanged (ANSI B16.5)
  • Flanged (SAE J518)

Their valves are also available in a variety of materials, including:

  • Metallic: stainless steel, steel, brass, titanium, monel, hastelloy c276 and alloy 20 (other alloys available on request)
  • Plastic: PVDF (Kynar), Teflon (PTFE), PVC and CPVC

The company keeps some items as stock but the majority of their finished products are not stocked but generally with a 1 – 2 week timeframe for standard materials. You can browse Straval’s entire product line by visiting their website https://straval.com/

Drum Faucets Suitable For Acids

Drum faucet is a great solution for dispensing fluids in a controlled manner directly from a steel or plastic drum. Simple to use, just screw the faucet into the opening on the top of a drum and turn the knob on / off to use.

While, what if you need to dispense corrosive fluids? Or chemicals such as acids? The need for a suitable drum faucet is even greater due to spill containment requirements and hazards to workers handling drums with acids. Also, the drum faucets’ construction material and any associated seals need to be corrosion-resistant to prevent any leaks.

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The Solution:

First of all, a drum faucet is made out of polyethylene. Rieke Packaging manufactures the “Flo-King”. The Flo-King is a polyethylene drum faucet with an EPDM gasket. With a 2″ male NPT thread, connects easily to many plastic and steel drums. Also, the Flo-King has a 2″ opening and can empty a 208 litre drum in 3 minutes. It’s too easy to use Flo-King with a wide range of chemicals, including 35% hydrochloric acid (HCL) and 80% sodium hydroxide (NaOH). Rieke also offers a version with a 3/4″ NPT male thread called “Flo-Rite.”

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Browse our range of drum faucets and other drum accessories. If you need a drum faucet that is compatible with a certain chemical.

Feel free to contact us. We can help you find the right product!

Wesco StairKing Battery Powered Stair Climber

Wesco’s Stairking battery-powered stairclimbers are the perfect option to safely and securely move appliances and other cargo up and down a flight of stairs.

To use, simply slide the cargo onto the 4″ deep noseplate. Secure using the auto-rewind ratchet that first removes any slack and then tightens using the ratchet crank.

The included sealed-battery propels the Stairking up and down stairs with ease; both versions also come in a dual-battery version for longer use between charges. A 220v / 50hz battery charger (109160) is also available.

Available in 66″ (230051) and 72″ (230052) height versions, the Stairking can support cargo weighing a maximum of 850 lbs. Made of welded aluminium, these stairclimbers are light and easy to manoeuvre.

The Stairking also has a great selection of accessories, including a winch lift attachment (230053) that converts the Stairking into a stairclimber + lifter up to 57″ all in one unit. With the lift attachment, a user can now easily load / remove cargo from a vehicle and carry it up or down a flight of stairs.

Other accessories include:
– platform (260160) that slips onto the forks of the winch lift attachment
– superwheel (270076)
– kick-out wheel (230059)
– in-car battery charger (230060)
– nose extension (230055)

The Stairking is a must have for anybody who needs to move heavy equipment up and down stairs and / or cargo in or out of vehicles such as delivery vans and pickup tracks. To find out more about the Wesco Stairking series, please contact us via phone, email and live chat. Browse our selection of appliance trucks.

Raptor Supplies is Official UK Distributor for Dazor Lighting

Raptor Supplies Limited is the UK distributor for Dazor Lighting Solutions (“Dazor”), a top American brand for premier lighting. For over 75 years, Dazor has been supplying a variety of industries with top-quality task lighting and magnifying lamps manufactured in the USA.

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Raptor Supplies now carries the entire Dazor product line of over 1,000+ SKUs, split up into two main areas:

Lighted Magnifiers: “floating arm” work lights marketed under the Circleline, Stretchview, Hi-Lighting and ESD-safe brands. They are available in a variety of magnifications, shape (circular vs. rectangular), bulb type (LED / CFL / fluorescent / UV), base (clamp vs. fixed), arm types, arm lengths and colours. Their range includes handheld magnifiers for those who need portability or require lighted magnification in tight spaces.

Task Lighting: Overhead lighting solutions designed for both industrial and personal uses. Categorised by bulb type (fluorescent / CFL / LED / halogen / UV), task lights are sold under the Worldlite, Lumilus, EcoFlex brands.

Many of Dazor’s products are also CE-certified and work in 110v – 240v environments for the benefit of our UK and European customers! Electrical plugs can also be configured to a a variety of euro plug types. Whatever your requirement or budget, Dazor offers the right lighting magnification solution.

For any Dazor sales or product queries, please contact us via phone, email or live chat!

Friedrich Hazardgard ATEX-rated Window Air Conditioner

Friedrich offers an ATEX / CE marked version of their popular Hazardgard line of air conditioning units for use in international markets, including Europe, the Middle East / Gulf, Africa and Asia.

front view Hazardgard ATEX window AC Rear view Hazardgard ATEX window AC

Hazardgard Overview:

Hazardgard air conditioners are specifically designed for use where CE or ATEX certification is required. Ideal for use in hazardous or explosion-prone locations, these wall-mounted air conditioning units are rated to the following standards, including:

– IECEx, Ex nA nC II C T4 Gc
– ATEX, II 3 G Ex nA nC IIC T4 Gc
– CE Certified

The air conditioners feature a hermetically sealed compressor and overload within the enclosed fan motor. Hazardgard units are for use in temperatures as low as 45°C and where surface temperature does not exceed 120°C. The AC housing is 22-gauge steel and is corrosion-resistant (powder coating / gold-plated thermostat contacts / environmentally sealed on-off switch).

Models:

Offered in both 50Hz & 60Hz models with details below:

  • SH24N20AT (60 Hz): 24,000 / 23,700 Btu/hour cooling capacity and rated for 208/230 voltage. Cooling amps of 12.6 / 13.5 and 385 CFM
  • SH24N20AT (50 Hz): 21,000 / 20,500 Btu/hour cooling capacity and rated for 220/240 voltage. Cooling amps of 15.0 / 13.2 and 360 CFM

In addition, SH24N20AT is now available in a dual 50/60 Hz model for customers who want the flexibility to operate the air conditioner in both 50 Hz and 60 Hz environments

  • SH20N50AT (50 Hz): 19,500 / 19,000 Btu/hour cooling capacity and rated for use between 220 – 240 voltage. Cooling amps of 9.8 / 10.3 and 425 CFM

DG considerations

Each Hazardgard unit contains 2.5 lbs of R-410A / Freon refrigerant. As such, the unit governed by dangerous goods regulations for both air and sea transport. The shipment is non-hazardous if the total amount of Freon shipped is less than 25 lbs

Shipping

The unit has dimensions of 45.5 cm x 65.9 cm x 64.4 cm and can fit a window opening of between 70.8 cm – 106.7 cm. Hazardgard has a 79 – 84 kg shipping weight. A standard 40” x 48” wooden pallet is used for transport (picture below is of two units stacked one on top of the other).

Hazardgard Atex packaged

To find out more about Hazardgard ATEX / CE Certified air conditioners, please contact us. Browse our selection of window-mounted hazardous air conditioners.

Raptor Supplies is UK / EU Distributor for Wesco Industrial Products

Raptor Supplies Limited is the official UK and European distributor for Wesco Industrial Products (“Wesco”). For almost 70 years, Wesco has been a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment, including drum handlers, hand trucks, pallet trucks, platform trucks, lift equipment, dock and shipping related products.

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Wesco’s product line includes an extensive range of lift and die tables offered through its “Lexco” brand. They also offer a broad range of both manual and powered winches and stackers. Wesco’s patented Gator Grip drum handlers are an ideal way to lift and transport steel and plastic drums by gripping the inside of the drum rim. They also offer hand and pallet trucks to suit virtually any industrial need.

Some of Wesco’s products are CE-certified for use in European markets. Raptor Supplies also offers spare parts for all of Wesco’s material handling equipment, with delivery in 3 – 4 days. Browse Wesco’s entire product line and feel free to contact if you have any sales or technical-related queries by phone, email or chat!

Drum Handling Equipment – The Ultimate Guide

Overview to drum handling equipment

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A below-the-hook drum lifter from Morse Drum

Choosing drum handling equipment isn’t easy – users have a wide variety of choices and narrowing down to the specific equipment needed can be daunting.

Before deciding on a particular product, an end-user should have clarity that the proposed solution will fit their requirements. With this in mind, Raptor Supplies has put together a quick guide of things to consider when evaluating drum handling options.

1. What drum type are you working with?

Any solution should work with your particular drum type, whether a steel, poly or fiber drum. Be careful with fiber drums as picking the wrong product could lead to a puncture or damage

2. How large is your drum?

Consider the drum size, whether it’s a 30 gal / 113 liter, 50 gal/ 205 liter or 85 gal / 321 liter drum that needs to be handled or moved. Pay particular attention to the height of the drum. Drums that are too high or too short may require an accessory or a different drum handling solution

3. What is your drum diameter?

Will the product work with your drum diameter? Drums with diameters less than the standard 22.5” / 57cm diameter need to pay attention to this. From a safety perspective, drums need to fit securely and not be loose or too tight as to cause drum damage or work injuries

4. How heavy is the drum?

Whatever equipment you are evaluating needs to rated for the weight of your drum. Not a good idea to handle an 800 lb / 362 kg drum with equipment only certified to handle 400 lb / 181 kg

5. Do you need multi-functionality?

Does the equipment need to be multi-functional? For instance, do you need a drum lifer that dispenses as well? One should checking drum handling options that have more than one function. This can save you money and also floor space in your work area

6. Is the drum easily accessible?

Can a drum handler easily access the drum? Is there 4-sided accessibility to a drum or pallet + sufficient free space in front for the equipment to manoeuvre without obstruction?

7. Smooth or rimmed drum surface?

Is the drum surface rimmed or smooth? This should be considered when handling drums from the side (long edge) as some drum equipment will only work on either a rimmed or smooth drums but not both

8. Working with multiple drum types?

Do you need to handle one or several drum types / sizes? Is it worth investing in a unit that can handle multiple drum types? It could save you both money and avoid the need for having multiple drum handlers taking up valuable space in your facility

9. Is the drum moveable from its initial position?

Are you moving a drum off the ground, a pallet or a platform that won’t allow the legs of a drum handler to fit underneath? Any unit with forward legs will generally not fit under a pallet and would require a solution that can meet a pallet at right angles

10. Lifting height requirements?

Does the proposed solution lift the drum to the required height? The maximum height must fit your clearance requirement. Does the minimum height work with your drum height? (a unit that lowers to 25” / 63.5cm will not grab a drum with a height of only 20” / 50.8 cm that has to be lowered to ground level)

11. How often do you need to use the drum handler?

If you need to handle drums often, it may make sense to use a powered version to reduce fatigue or injury risks. This could be battery, AC-powered or pneumatic depending on the need. For those with occasional needs, a manual version would work both for your budget and drum handling needs

12. What voltage do you need?

If purchasing an electric drum handler, check that the electrical specifications conform to your region (115v vs. 220v / 50hz vs. 60hz / 1 phase vs 3 phase). Most countries outside the US use 220v / 50hz / 1-phase but some industrial environments use 3 phase power

13. Can the drum handler move around tight spaces?

Is your equipment going to operate in a confined work space? Make sure your area has the required height clearance to enable the equipment to work properly. If your work area has narrow corridors, be mindful that your solution will fit width and turning radius restrictions

14. Does the top rim grab the drum securely?

If you handle a drum vertically, make sure the drum has a rim that will securely catch with your equipment. Some handlers may require a minimum drum chime (length of the inside rim) to work

15. Do you need to handle non-standard drums?

Handling pails and cans often cannot be achieved with the same equipment used for a standard 30 or 55 gallon drums. Generally, there are drum handling equipment available that is designed specifically for handling smaller containers such as pails. Drums or containers that may have protrusions may not work on some drum handlers

16. Working in special environments?

Is the drum handling product for use in a food / pharmaceutical industries or in a hazardous or spark-prone environment? Stainless steel and non-sparking monel versions would be required in these work environments

Conclusion

We hope you find the above points useful when figuring out what drum handling equipment you need. Depending on the drum handler needed, some of the above points won’t apply. We offer drum handling equipment from a number of quality manufacturers, including, Morse Drum, Wesco and Valley Craft.

Any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us via phone, email, live chat or Whatsapp!

Morse Drum UK & Ireland Dealer – Raptor Supplies Limited

Morse Drum has appointed Raptor Supplies Limited as their official UK and Ireland distributor. Morse Mfg is a top manufacturer of drum handling equipment. Since 1923, Morse Drum has a reputation of high-quality products to solve most drum handling requirements.

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Morse Drum Product line

  • drum rollers offered in portable, stationary and hydraulic (“Hydra-lift”) options
  • drum tumblers choose from tumblers for standard 210 liter drums or smaller 5 gallon pails
  • use drum pourers to dispense the contents of a drum from up to 1.9m in height
  • drum palletizers remove and place rimmed metal drums on standard pallets
  • drum karriers lift and dispense various sized plastic, fiber and metal drums
  • forklift-mounted drum equipment attaches to the forks for lifting and pouring of various drums or just lifting of vertical drums
  • below-the-hook drum lifters use with a hoist for secure vertical transport of different sized rimmed drums
  • drum rackers use to stack and remove drums in a horizontal position
  • drum trucks (2- and 4-wheel) great for transporting drums across various surfaces, some models come knocked down
  • our drum dollies available in round and square models, optional dolly handle for easy pulling of drums
  • drum cradles use for dispensing liquids from horizontal drums
  • drum heaters keep drum contents in a plastic or metal drum at a fixed temperature
  • pail handlers ideal for lifting and pouring the contents of smaller pail-sized containers

Special requirements

Many products also come in stainless steel for pharma and food applications. Furthermore, use non-sparking versions in hazardous locations. Morse Drum products are available for:

  • type of drum: steel / plastic / fibre
  • size of drum: 85 / 55 / 30 gallon and 5 gallon pails
  • drum capacity: up to 2500 lb (1,133 kg)

Choose between manual or powered versions such as AC power,  battery-power, or air-power. All Morse Drum products are certified by OSHA and CE-marked drum rollers and drum tumblers are offered too.

Raptor Supplies carries Morse Drum’s entire product line and can deliver by either air or sea freight depending on required delivery times. We also offer spare parts for all Morse Drum products. As a result, we ship in-stock spares to destinations outside the US in 3 – 4 days. Check out Morse Drum’s catalogue and find the right solution for your drum handling needs.