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Equipment

FEECO offers a variety of custom equipment and process solutions for the processing of bauxite. From processing bauxite for use in aluminum production, refractory, or proppants, we can develop a process solution that fits your needs, as well as engineer and manufacture the equipment needed. All FEECO equipment is engineered around the unique characteristics of the specific source of bauxite to be processed.

Material Processing

Pelletizing

FEECO is an industry leader in agglomeration equipment and systems. We offer custom disc pelletizers, pin mixers, and pug mills (paddle mixers), as well as complete bauxite pelletizing systems.

Thermal Processing

We provide custom rotary dryers for drying bauxite, as well as rotary kilns for bauxite sintering applications.

 

Material Handling

FEECO also provides a comprehensive line of material handling equipment for all of your bauxite handling needs. We offer custom bucket elevators, belt conveyors, reversing shuttle conveyors, and steep incline conveyors, along with pieces to increase the flexibility of your handling system, such as belt trippers and plows, and belt feeders.

 

We can supply a single piece of handling equipment to fit into your existing process, or a complete handling system as part of an overall process solution.

Process Testing and Design

The FEECO Innovation Center is a unique testing facility where we can test your material at both batch and pilot scale in order to work out process variables and design commercial-scale units, as well as scale up the process.

 

The FEECO Innovation Center is well-equipped to suit a wide range of testing needs, including pelletizing, drying, and high temperature thermal processing. We can test on a single piece of equipment, or a continuous process loop.

 

In addition to bauxite itself, we can also run tests around beneficial reuse applications for red mud, the by-product from the transformation of bauxite to alumina in the Bayer process.

We offer comprehensive testing services in four categories:


Feasibility/Proof of Concept: An initial, non-witnessed batch testing phase in which the possibility of creating a product is explored.
Proof of Product: A more in-depth batch testing phase in which more time is spent determining whether a product can be made to desired specifications.
Proof of Process: A continuous testing phase that aims to establish the equipment setup and parameters required for continuous production of your specific material.
Process/Product Optimization: An in-depth study to optimize your specific material’s characteristics and/or production parameters in an industrial setting.

Learn more about the Innovation Center >>

 

Aftermarket Services

FEECO provides a comprehensive offering of aftermarket services to keep your equipment running its best for years to come. This includes a variety of field services, emergency service support, process and equipment audits, spare parts, and more.

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