Stirring containers hobbock, drum, IBC container

Manufacturers of liquids or powders deliver their products in standardized containers of various sizes and shapes. Typical container categories are the hobbock, the drum and the intermediate bulk container (IBC).


The hobbock is a cylindrical or conical vessel with handles on the side. With its maximum volume of 60 liters, it can usually be carried by one or two people. Hobbocks were first used in New York. Its name is probably derived from the English company Hubbuck.


A barrel is a cylindrical vessel, usually made of wood, metal or plastic. Drums come in all possible sizes. Drums with volumes of 100 to 220 liters are particularly widespread in the paint and varnish industry.

Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC)

In contrast to the hobbock and the drum, the intermediate bulk container (IBC) has the shape of a cuboid. It is made of plastic and has a volume of 500 to 3000 liters, depending on its size. IBCs with dimensions of 1200 mm x 1000 mm x 1160 mm and a capacity of around 1000 liters are typical. IBCs are also designed for the transport of dangerous goods. As a rule, a metal cage then surrounds the plastic container. IBCs are typically placed on pallets for transport.

PTM mechatronics offers suitable agitators for containers of all sizes and the appropriate traverse for them. The complete systems are ATEX certified by default.

ATEX Rührwerke für IBC Container, Fässer, Kunststofffässer, Hubstationen-1


Efficient, ATEX-certified complete agitators for all common container sizes such as hobbock, drum and IBC container, ready-made for immediate use.

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