Resource of the Week: Roofing Production Project Profile

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Roofing Granule Production Line Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a roofing production line. While roofing granules may seem simple enough, there is actually a lot of engineering behind them; the process of producing roofing granules involves a number of pieces of process equipment. As an Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Vibrations on a Rotary Drum?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Vibration can be caused by many different components on a rotary drum. A high percentage of the time, it comes from the drive, and most commonly, the gear engagement. But vibrations can also generate from the tires of the drum if they have developed a Continue reading →

 

Agglomerating Materials for Landfill

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Fly ash is often processed prior to landfill.

Agglomeration is frequently recognized as a process step that produces more marketable end products, such as fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, and food powders, among others. One overlooked application of agglomeration, however, is the treatment of materials headed to landfill. Before being disposed of, or taken to landfills, Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Copper Processing Infographic

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Copper Processing Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on processing copper from ore to metal. Copper is a key material in many of today’s existing and advancing technologies, with demand for the red metal constantly on the rise. This infographic goes over the two primary approaches Continue reading →

 

Employee Spotlight: Ed Thiry, Tolling Center Operations Manager

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Ed Thiry recently became the FEECO Tolling Center Operations Manager after his time spent working in the Innovation Center, where he assisted in extensive process and product development testing. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering, a German Continue reading →

 

Spodumene Makes A Comeback in the Rush for Lithium

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The electric vehicle and battery markets are calling for unprecedented amounts of lithium; in 2016, demand for the lightweight metal rose by 26%, and is predicted to climb an additional 39% in 2018. By 2025, experts anticipate demand is likely to increase by a staggering Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Annual Inspections Brochure

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Annual Inspections Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on annual inspections. Annual inspections are a crucial tool in keeping your equipment running its best and promoting process efficiency. Annual inspections help to catch problems before they escalate into unnecessary damage and downtime. FEECO offers annual inspections Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Hooded Disc Pelletizer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a hooded disc pelletizer in the FEECO Innovation Center. Hoods are occasionally used during disc pelletizer operation to protect the operator from hazardous materials. Maintaining a safe work environment is a top priority for any industrial operation, and the hood helps Continue reading →

 

Kiln Feasibility Testing

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Feasibility testing is an integral part in the development of many industrial processes, but it is perhaps especially critical in the thermal processing industry when working with rotary kilns. Rotary kilns use extremely high temperatures in order to cause chemical reactions or phase changes in Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Rotary Dryer Sizing & Design Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary dryer sizing and design. The Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design slide deck is a great introduction to the complex process of designing a custom rotary dryer for any industry. Material characteristics that affect design, processing Continue reading →