Resource of the Week: Slideshare on the Benefits of Manure Granulation

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Manure Granulation Benefits Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on the benefits of manure granulation. The granulation of manure is being explored more and more as a way to alleviate nutrient runoff issues while improving on-farm economics for growers. The Benefits of Granulating Manure explores the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do you Tell if a Rotary Drum is Misaligned?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Misalignment

Several signs indicate that a rotary drum is likely misaligned, including: Extensive tire/wheel wear Damage to the tire/wheel Pinion/girth gear wear Pinion/girth gear damage Extensive thrust roller wear Damage to the thrust roller Major contact between the drum and thrust rollers Auditory clues can also Continue reading →

 

From Batch Rotary Kiln Testing to Detailed Kiln Design

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Batch Rotary Kiln Testing to Detailed Kiln Design

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 →

 

Resource of the Week: Coating Drum for Ammonium Sulfate

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Ammonium Sulfate Coating Drum Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a coating drum for ammonium sulfate. FEECO engineered and manufactured a custom coating drum for ammonium sulfate and sulfur bentonite. This project profile highlights how the coating drum works and how the FEECO flight simulator played Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Industrial Mixers in 3D

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Industrial Mixers

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s industrial mixer options: the pin mixer, and pug mill, also known as a paddle mixer. Pin mixers are ideal for processing fine materials in the presence of a liquid binder. They consist of a central rotar shaft affixed with pins, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tire Wear and Restoration

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Tire Wear and Restoration

This week’s photo reveals rotary drum tire wear (left) and tire restoration (right). Through normal wear and tear over time, tires can develop pitting, spalling, timing marks, or grooves, as seen in the left photo. If untreated, these load bearing surfaces can cause the weight Continue reading →

 

Complex Fertilizers Outperform Blends in Uniform Nutrient Distribution

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Complex Fertilizers Offer Uniform Nutrient Distribution

When it comes to solid fertilizers, growers are often faced with the choice between complex fertilizers and fertilizer blends. While fertilizer blends have long been the industry standard simply because they were the only multi-nutrient option available, complex fertilizers have become the preferred choice in Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on NPK Fertilizer

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: NPK Fertilizer Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on NPK Fertilizer. As a result of providing the three primary macronutrients, NPK fertilizer is the most commonly used fertilizer. This infographic looks at the individual components of NPK, covering inorganic and organic sources of each nutrient, how Continue reading →

 

Employee Spotlight: Jacob Padley, Lead Software Engineer, ME

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Employee Spotlight: Jacob Padley

Jacob Padley, Lead Software Engineer, ME, has been with the FEECO family for four years. During his short time at FEECO, Jake has made a lasting impact through many of the projects he’s worked on thus far. Jake oversees a team of two that work Continue reading →

 

A Look at Modern Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods

Proper alignment is a key component in any rotary kiln processing operation. Misalignment is one of the most common (and most treatable) causes of rotary kiln damage. Alignment touches all components of the rotary kiln; misalignment will promote wear on all parts. In addition to Continue reading →