All Blog Posts about ‘Disc Pelletizers’

Question of the Week: What is Non-Pressure Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Non-pressure agglomeration, also known as tumble growth agglomeration, is a process which uses a tumbling motion and binding agent to grow material fines or powders into a spherical pellet form.   Non-pressure agglomeration methods include: Pelletizing (rotary drum or disc pelletizer): a process where material Continue reading →

 

Fly Ash & the Lightweight Aggregate Market

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

In 2015, the global fly ash market was estimated to be valued at 40 billion USD. A recent industry analysis by Research Nester anticipates the market will reach an estimated 70 billion USD by the end of 2023 – a 7.1% CAGR owing to increasing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Binder Spray System

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a pan pelletizer’s binder spray system. The spray system, or nozzles, are used to disperse binder. Non-pressure agglomeration technologies, such as pelletizing on a pan pelletizer, often requires the assistance of a binding agent to achieve agglomeration. When material is fed Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Seed Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows seed pellets from a batch disc pelletizer test in the FEECO Innovation Center. Many pelletization processes first begin by pre-conditioning fine powder with moisture; the material is pre-conditioned in a pin mixer, and then fed onto the disc pelletizer where it 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 dye. It is most often used with wood, fuel and feed products (such Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Is a Rotary Drum or Disc Pelletizer Right for my Process?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

During the pursuit of an effective non-pressure agglomeration solution, the choice between a rotary drum and a disc pelletizer often arises. To help determine the best equipment for your material and process, the following should be taken into consideration: recycle, throughput, and maintenance. Recycle. One 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Disc Pelletizer Expanded Metal

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows the expanded metal on a disc pelletizer. During pelletizing, a layer of build-up across the surface of the disc is needed to aid in pellet formation. This layer allows the pellets to roll on top of like material, which helps to Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Variables to Consider when Operating a Pan Pelletizer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pan pelletizer operation is oftentimes considered an art because of the many mechanical and process variables that must be properly combined to achieve the desired pellet characteristics. A trained operator is necessary to create the most efficient pelletization process, and the most ideal end-product. The Continue reading →

 

Chicken Litter to Fertilizer

This article was authored by:

Chicken Litter Pan Pelletizer

  Customer: Proprietary Plant Location: Southeastern U.S.A. Industry: Agriculture Major Equipment: Rockwell Control System, Disc Pelletizer, Chain Mill Material Handled: Chicken Litter Engineer: FEECO International Process: A large agri-business working in broiler production was facing an issue: chicken litter from their growing farms was making Continue reading →