Question of the Week: What is Measured During Rotary Dryer Feasibility Tests?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Various data points are measured during the rotary dryer feasibility tests conducted in FEECO’s Innovation Center, with the most common being:       Inlet and outlet moisture content of the material. Inlet and outlet material temperature. Material feed rate. Residence time. Inlet process air Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Pug Mill

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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This week’s photo highlights a pug mill, also known as a paddle mixer, in 3D. The image was created by FEECO’s CAD Specialists. Pug mills are comprised of two counter-rotating shafts fastened with pitched paddles. The paddles use a high-torque, kneading and folding over motion Continue reading →

 

From Batch Rotary Kiln Testing to Detailed Kiln Design

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

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For over 60 years, FEECO International has built a reputation as the leader in rotary kiln design and manufacturing. Part of our success is owed to the FEECO Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art testing facility where our team of Process Experts conduct a variety of thermal Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why Add Binder to the Agglomeration Process?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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While some materials may be self-binding, in most cases, the right binder is vital to agglomeration success. In general, binders:       Improve bonding forces and pellet durability. Help to achieve the appropriate wet strength and dry crush strength. Are inexpensive and readily available. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Micro-pelletized Paint Pigment Sample

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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This week’s photo highlights a micro-pelletized paint pigment sample from FEECO’s Innovation Center. Micro-pelletizing is the practice of agglomerating material fines into small pellets. Unlike traditional pelletizing, this process produces a smaller end-product- typically pellets between 20 to 60 mesh. It is most commonly used Continue reading →

 

Process Industry Roundup: January 28, 2016

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Fair Oaks Dairy Featured in Fortune Magazine On Its Industry Changing Waste Recycling Initiatives Featured on Fortune.com: Fair Oaks Dairy Farm, located in Indiana, and its co-founder and farmer Mike McCloskey are innovating how factory farms do business with the goal of a zero carbon Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Importance of an Annual Rotary Drum Inspection?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Annual rotary drum inspections are critical to maintaining operational efficiency, prolonging equipment life, and preventing unnecessary interruption. In fact, all equipment in the operation should be examined on an annual basis, especially if the material to be worked with is corrosive or abrasive, a common Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tail End of a Belt Conveyor

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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This week’s photo shows the tail end of a belt conveyor. The conveyor is currently under construction at FEECO’s Fabrication Facility located in Green Bay, WI (USA). FEECO’s belt conveyors are available in configurations of 18” to 72” wide, and work with capacities of up Continue reading →

 

A Spotlight on FEECO’s Customer Service Team

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Acquiring the right equipment for starting a process or improving on an existing one is no easy task. And unfortunately, it seems that getting the support you need after the sale can be even more difficult. Customers who work with FEECO have the confidence that Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Rotary Dryer Knocking Systems?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Knocking systems are physical enhancements placed on the exterior of a rotary dryer to counteract sticking inside of the drum. They are most commonly fitted on the inlet end of the dryer where material entering in is the most wet and tacky. Build-up can occasionally Continue reading →