All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Question of the Week: How does a Pin Mixer Work?

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pin Mixer

Pin mixers are industrial mixing devices used to condition, agglomerate, and mix bulk materials, and work most effectively with fine materials such as powders. They utilize an intense spinning motion, in the presence of a binder, to produce small, dense agglomerates. Rods, or “pins,” are Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Disc Pelletizer Design and Manufacturing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a disc pelletizer project, showcasing FEECO’s scope of work from drawings by our drafters and design team, all the way through to robust equipment manufacturing. The equipment was produced for a repeat customer, and weighs over 53,000 pounds, stands 18 feet high, and Continue reading →

 

Seal Options for Rotary Dryers, Coolers, Kilns, and Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seal options for rotary dryers, coolers, kilns, drums

Rotary drums, including dryers, coolers, and kilns, are an integral part of the many industrial processes that shape our world. From fertilizer and chemical production to ore beneficiation and even consumer products, rotary drums provide a reliable, high-capacity setting for accomplishing a number of necessary Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between Pelleting and Pelletizing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pelleting and pelletizing are two terms often used interchangeably, though their processing methods do differ. Pelleting commonly refers to the extrusion process, where cylindrical pellets are formed by forcing material through a die. It is most often used with wood, fuel and feed products (such Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Copper Ore Drums Project Profile

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on copper ore drums. Agglomeration drums (aka copper ore drums) are used in the heap leaching process to agglomerate ore fines so that the leaching agent can more effectively percolate through the heap, maximizing metal recovery. FEECO Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pins in a Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights the pins, or rod-like mechanisms, in a pin mixer. Pin mixers are a diverse industrial mixing solution, ideal for blending, conditioning, agglomerating, and de-dusting fine materials. They can work as a stand-alone piece of equipment, or as a precursor to pelletization Continue reading →

 

What is Pelletizing?

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletizing is a method of agglomeration, or particle size enlargement, in which material fines are processed into pellets or granules. Pelletizing is used throughout a multitude of industries to process thousands of materials from difficult to handle powders and fines, into easy to handle pellets. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pellets Under a Microscope

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows magnified pellets from the FEECO Innovation Center. The image was captured via a microscope, and stored through a high-tech software program. FEECO’s lab technicians took the photo to see a more detailed look at the product they pelletized. Evaluation of 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 →

 

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 →