Photo of the Week: Custom Rotary Dryers Since 1951

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights several rotary dryers under production at FEECO. The photo was taken in FEECO’s fabrication facility, just shortly after our founding in 1951. For decades, many industries have been faced with the same problem: product moisture. Depending on material composition, moisture can Continue reading →

 

Granulating Iron Oxide Pigments for Use in Concrete

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Iron oxides, of which there are 16, are chemical compounds made up of iron and oxygen. These diverse chemical compounds are widely employed by various industries for their use as pigments. Termed iron oxide pigments (IOPs), IOPs have become an indispensable material for one industry Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Conveyor Add-Ons does FEECO Offer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO’s conveyors can be designed with a variety of additional components to meet our customer’s exact specifications. We offer the following standard conveyor add-ons: Belt Trippers. Belt trippers are designed for material discharge control. They re-route the belting to discharge material at any point along Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 24” Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pin mixers are used for various agglomeration processes including material conditioning, mixing, de-dusting, agglomerating, and micro-pelletizing. They can be used as a stand-alone agglomeration unit, or in combination with a disc pelletizer or agglomeration drum, to produce a pelletized product. Pin mixers use a rotor Continue reading →

 

2017 Year in Review

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

2017 was an exciting year for many industries; themes such as the battery and electric vehicle boom, a push toward renewable energies, and feeding a growing population, saw many industries, particularly metals and minerals, ramping up for potentially big changes. Looking back over the year, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Testing with a Flight Simulator?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A rotary dryer’s flights, or material lifters, work by lifting the material and dropping it through an air steam. This process creates a curtain, or a shower of material spanning the width of the drum’s interior. The curtain maximizes heat transfer between the material and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Tire Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a rotary drum tire inspection. A digital caliper depth gauge (pictured) measures the depth of the grooves on the tire. If the grooves are too deep, as defined by the service technician, tire grinding may be proposed to resolve the issue. Grooves Continue reading →

 

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary drums can be configured to serve as a variety of different pieces of equipment, including a rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, granulator, or even a coating drum. With such diverse employment, these robust systems can be used to accomplish a variety of goals across a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is Refractory Needed in a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary kilns use high temperatures to cause a chemical reaction or physical change in a material. In most cases, these high temps would destroy an unprotected carbon steel shell, and for that reason, refractory is used. Direct-fired rotary kilns employ refractory; indirect-fired kilns do not. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Belt Conveyor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a belt conveyor. FEECO’s belt conveyors are one of the most popular pieces of equipment from our material handling line. They are comprised of a predetermined conveyor belting riding on heavy-duty troughed rollers, each mounted to a structural steel frame. Since Continue reading →