All Blog Posts about ‘Granulation Drums’

Question of the Week: When are Rotary Granulators Used?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary granulators are a flexible processing tool ideal for high capacity applications. Frequently used throughout the fertilizer and mining industries, rotary granulators are commonly employed in the following types of applications: Agglomeration involving chemical reactions where feed component(s) consist of reactive liquids or gases. The Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 1950s Granulation Drum

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo is a granulation drum, or granulator, from the late 1950s.   Granulation drums are commonly utilized in the fertilizer industry when a chemical reaction is required during agglomeration. In this case, the drum is fitted with a cross-pipe reactor, where liquid ingredients Continue reading →

 

Benefits of the Granulation Drum in Granular Fertilizer Production

This article was co-authored by:

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Granulation of fertilizer products provides some of the most viable ways to blend minerals to create a multi-nutrient fertilizer, allow for bulk storage and packaging, as well as provide ease of handling and application. One piece of equipment that has become known for its consistency Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Drums vs Granulation Drums- What’s the Difference?

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum Agglomerator vs Rotary Drum Granulator

When looking for versatile manufacturing equipment capable of producing granules, an agglomerator or granulator drum will predictably turn up in your search. Because drum equipment is flexible and capable of processing large throughputs, they are extensively used in many different industries. Unfortunately, the pervasive use Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation System

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

NPK Granulation System

Our photo this week shows an NPK fertilizer granulation plant. In the photo, from around the early 1960’s, a rotary dryer (the larger drum on the bottom), and a granulation drum (the smaller one above the dryer) can be seen. Now a typical NPK granulation Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Drive Shaft Alignment

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Laser Alignment for Ddrive Assembly

This week’s photo, taken in the FEECO Fabrication facility, shows a FEECO employee using a laser shaft alignment tool to properly align the coupling on the shafts of a drive assembly. The coupling joins the shafts between the drive motor and reducer. The shafts are Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: High Quality Rotary Drums Made in America

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

High qualtiy Rotary Drums made in America

This week’s Photo of the Week shows FEECO founder, Jim Madigan (right), and son, FEECO President, Dan Madigan, posing next a rotary drum awaiting shipment. The rotary drum, ready to ship across the United States, was affixed with a banner showcasing that the drum was Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Sticking in a Granulation Drum

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Build-up in a Granulation Drum

This week’s Photo of the Week illustrates the build-up, or sticking of material in a granulation drum. Granulation drums, used in the fertilizer industry, can be prone to build-up on the interior of the drum for a couple of different reasons. Often times, the material Continue reading →

 

Proper Rotary Drum Base Installation

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Rotary drums, whether dryers, coolers, granulators, or kilns, are an integral part of many industrial processes today. As an extremely valuable investment, protecting this investment with routine maintenance and proper knowledge, can help a rotary drum to lead a long, productive life. Proper installation and Continue reading →

 

Standard Rotary Drum Components

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore Agglomeration Drum

A rotary drum is the starting point for many pieces of equipment, including the rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, calciner, and granulator. And although rotary drums are built to meet the specifications of the material to be processed, there can be some standard components that make Continue reading →