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Reversible Drum Vac

Pump 55 gallons in 90 seconds! Two-way pumping action!

What is THe Reversible Drum Vac?

A safe, maintenance free way to recover:

  • Coolant
  • Hydraulic oils
  • Liquid spills
  • Sludge and chips
  • Tramp oil
  • Waste water

Why The Reversible Drum Vac?

EXAIR's compressed air operated Reversible Drum Vac System attaches quickly to any closed head 30, 55 or 110 gallon drum. Its high powered vacuum fills a 55 gallon drum in less than two minutes. With simple turn of a knob, the same stainless steel pump quckly empties the drum. Coolant sumps can be easily refilled, floor spills vacuumed, or contaminated liquids transferred to filtration tanks in minutes. The flow rate in and out of the drum can be controlled with the knob, making it ideal for dispensing liquids.

EXAIR's Mini Reversible Drum Vac System delivers the sam two-way action for small jobs. It comes complete with a 5 gallon drum and all the tools.

Electrically operated "all purpose" vacuum aren't designed for use in industrial environments. As a result, motors wear out quickly and impellers clog. The Reversible Drum Vac does not use electricity and has No Moving Parts, assuring maintenance free operation. An automatic safety shutoff valve prevents spills or overfilling.

How The Reversible Drum Vac Works?

The flex hose (1) is attached to the barbed connection (2) on the Reversible Drum Vac system. The knob (3) on the Reversible Drum Vac pump is set to the "fill" position. The air supply valve (4) is opened to permit compressed air at 80-100 PSIG (5.5 - 6.9 BAR) to flow through the Reversible Drum Vac pump which pulls liquid through the flex hose and into the drum. When all liquid is in the drum, the air supply is turned off . If liquid exceeds the drum capacity, the safety shut-off valve (5) will prevent overfilling. The liquid can then be pumped back out of the flex hose (1) by setting the knob (3) on the Reversible Drum Vac pump to the "empty" position and opening the air supply valve.


  • Coolant sumps
  • Food processing
  • Lathes
  • Floor cleanup
  • EDM machines
  • Machining centers
  • Tanks


  • No Moving Parts
  • Maintenance Free
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Safe - no electricity
  • Built-in pressure/vacuum relief
  • Compact and portable
  • Installs quickly
  • Spill free- auto safety shutoff
  • Fits standards closed head drums

Here are some sample of applications:

Model 6901 Spill Recovery Kit used with the Mini Reversible Drum Vac provides fast cleanup of messy spills.


Reversible Drum Vacs are designed to fit the 3/4 NPT bung of any closed topdrum. This model 6196-30 30 gallon system empties the coolant sump of a CNC.



Premium Reversible Drum Vac Systems include the drum, drum dolly, an upgrade to heavy duty aluminum tools, ABS spill recovery kit, tool holder and air hose.


Reversible Drum Vac pump 55 gallon in 90 seconds.


Reversible Drum Vac are CE compliant.

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