All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Question of the Week: What Materials are Commonly Agglomerated?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The use of agglomeration to solve material problems and improve material characteristics has made its way into numerous industries around the globe, with new applications continually on the rise. A list of industries, and some of the materials commonly agglomerated in them, include: Ag Chemicals Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Micro-Pelletizing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets. This differs from traditional pelletizing, in that it produces much smaller pellets, typically around 20-60 mesh. Pin mixers are the equipment of choice when it comes to micro-pelletizing; they can be used as a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pellets from the FEECO Innovation Center

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights various pellet samples produced in the FEECO Innovation Center.   The Innovation Center offers pelletization test work to transform raw material fines or dusts into round, spherical pellets as outlined in today’s featured photo. Test work is designed around each customer’s unique Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Factors Should be Considered When Selecting a Coating for Agglomerates?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

When it comes to coating agglomerates, the multitude of coating options available makes it a sometimes overwhelming decision as to which one to choose. Consider the following factors when determining the ideal coating for your agglomerates. Industry and application. Industry and/or end product use may Continue reading →

 

Copper’s Role in a Low Carbon Economy

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

With focus on efforts to achieve a low carbon economy continuing to grow, experts are predicting that such a shift could mean big changes for some minerals and metals. One metal that is expected to be a cornerstone of a low-carbon future is copper. Known Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Washboarding on a Rotary Drum Tire

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights washboarding on a rotary drum tire. Washboarding is indicated by the vertical grooves that extend the length of the tire, and it is caused by abnormal skewing of the trunnion wheels, or trunnion wheel mis-alignment. FEECO offers a tire grinding service Continue reading →

 

A Look at Conditioning Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Conditioning is a term used frequently in the field of bulk solids processing to describe a wide range of material treatments, be it for a raw material, a byproduct, or a finished product. Conditioning is an important component in the processing of bulk solids, allowing Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How Does a Pug Mill Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug mills, also known as paddle mixers, are industrial mixing devices capable of conditioning, agglomerating, and mixing. Pug mills use dual counter-rotating shafts with affixed pitched paddles to create a kneading and folding over motion inside of the mixer. The counter-rotating motion lifts material up Continue reading →

 

Processing of Nickel Laterite Ores on the Rise

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

While nickel is perhaps most commonly known for its use in coins, it is also an important material in many industrial processes. Nickel’s high melting point, ductility, and resistance to corrosion when alloyed lends itself to a wide range of industrial applications and materials, making Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Role does Drying Play in Non-Pressure Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Drying plays an important role in the non-pressure agglomeration process, both before and after agglomeration. Pre-Drying Drying is often used as a method of pre-conditioning material before pelletization, to help prepare the material for agglomeration. Since moisture is added during the agglomeration process (in the Continue reading →