Drum pumps and Barrel pumps

Drum pumps and barrel pumps for pumping low viscosity fluids out of various containers

Drum pumps and container pumps

FLUX drum pumps, barrel pumps and container pumps are suitable for pumping various low-viscosity and also especially aggressive and highly-flammable fluids. Constructed on the modular design, different pumps are able to be driven by the same motor. As a result of their low weight the pumps can be easily carried from container to container. The easy handling of motor and pump keeps changeover times short.

FLUX drum, barrel and container pumps are available in versions with explosion protection, with 3A certification as well as FLUX FOOD pumps (Directive (EC) 1935/2004 and FDA CFR 21 compliant).

We also offer a large selection of suitable electric (electric drum pump and barrel pump) and pneumatic (compressed air operated drum pump and barrel pump) motors.

FLUX offers drum pumps and barrel pumps for:

in different versions:

Our drum pumps and barrel pumps are available in:

  • stainless steel for corrosive and neutral liquids and for the pharmaceutical-, cosmetic- and food industy,
  • polypropylene and polyvinylidene fluoride for acids and alkalis,
  • aluminium for fuels like diesel and oils and
  • hastelloy-c for aggressive acids and alkalis

Moreover especially pre-configured pump sets/kits for typical applications are available.
In combination with a flow meter, a semi-automatic filling systems can also be configured - for precise dosing, quite simply with push of a button.

How is a drum pump and barrel pump constructed?

The perfect duo!

FLUX drum pumps and barrel pumps operate on the principle of the axial-impeller pumps and provide a pulsation-free pumping action. The motor drives the drive shaft via a coupling. At the end of the drive shaft there is a propeller-like impeller. The impeller must be completely covered with the medium so the pump can work. With the rotation, the medium is axially transferred to the outlet, i.e. parallel to the pump shaft. All pump types can be temporarily operated against closed valve (hand nozzle, ball valve) up to the indicated max. operating temperature.

The right drum pump, barrel pump and container pump for every container

Users of our drum pumps, barrel pumps and container pumps often ask themselves “what immersion length do we actually need for our containers?” We offer all FLUX drum, barrel and container pumps in the standard immersion lengths 700 mm, 1,000 mm and 1,200 mm. Of course, we can also offer special lengths from approx. 300 mm up to 3,000 mm for your specific needs.


  • For containers: canisters, hobbocks, ~ 200 l drums, ~ 1000 l IBC
  • Dellivery rate: max. 60 l/min*
  • Delivery head: max. 8,5 mwc
  • Viscosity: max. 250 mPas
  • Motor drive: electric

Technical datas serie 400:

  • For containers: hobbocks, ~ 200 l drums, ~ 1000 l IBC, > 1000 l tanks
  • Delivery rate: max. 240 l/min*
  • Delivery head: max. 30 mwc
  • Viscosity: max. 1.200 mPas
  • Motor drive: electric/pneumatic
  • Available certificates: Ex, Food, 3A, FDA

*The maximum delivery rate is a test bench value, measured with water at 20 °C at the pressure port of the pump, without accessories (hose, nozzle, flow meter). The practically achievable delivery rate is lower. It depends on the individual application, the fluid properties and the pump configuration. Please refer to technical data sheets / performance diagrams.

Drum pumps and Barrel pumps: