All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Resource of the Week: Coating Drum for Ammonium Sulfate

This article was authored by:

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

This article was authored by:

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 →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Role of Screening in Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Role of Screening in Agglomeration

Screening is a process through which material or particles are segregated into groups based on their size. The undersize particles are segregated to one group, oversize particles in another, and on size yet another. Screening helps to ensure that feedstock is uniform and only material Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Agglomeration?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Sample pellets from FEECO's lab.

Agglomeration, the process of particle size enlargement, is used to solve material problems and improve product characteristics. In general, agglomerating a material can offer many benefits, including:     End product benefits– dust-free product handling, and improved product characteristics. Ex: The agglomeration of cattle manure Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on De-Dusting Fly Ash

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Pug Mill for De-Dusting Fly Ash Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on de-dusting fly ash with a pug mill. Pug mills are widely used for conditioning fly ash – a dusty by-product of coal-fired power generation – into a more easily handled material that doesn’t become windblown upon Continue reading →

 

Processing Phosphates for Use in Animal Feed

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

High Speed Mixer for Phosphate Animal Feed Granulation

Phosphorus is an essential component in the makeup of life on Earth. Not only is it a building block in growing healthy, strong plants, but it is also an important building block for humans and animals as well; most notably, phosphorus aids in a variety Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on the Benefits of Agglomeration

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Benefits of Agglomeration Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on the benefits of agglomeration. Agglomeration, or particle size enlargement, is widely used to process bulk solids for improved performance, handling, appearance and more. This infographic covers the many economic, environmental, raw material, process, and product benefits that Continue reading →

 

Pug Mill Capabilities Offer Ideal Processing in Key Settings

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pug Mill Capabilities Offer Ideal Processing in Key Settings

Pug mills, also commonly referred to as paddle mixers, are widely employed in a variety of processes transversing many industries. Flexibility in mixing, agglomerating, and conditioning make the capabilities of the pug mill applicable to a wide range of bulk solids. The unique medium-shear action Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Floating Tire Construction

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Floating Tire Construction

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s floating tire design. The effects of thermal expansion are overcome by having tires of “free floating” construction. Shim plates and keeper bars are located so that the tires are supported away from the shell, minimizing thermal distortion and yet allowing Continue reading →

 

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 →