All Blog Posts about ‘Lab’

Photo of the Week: Bulk Density Test

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows a bulk density test in action. Here, our process expert is weighing raw material prior to processing in the Innovation Center. The ability to test bulk density ensures the product will meet the needs of its desired application. Bulk density is Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Feasibility Testing with a Rotary Dryer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Feasibility testing provides unparalleled information when designing a rotary dryer. Testing can help confirm the viability of the intended process, and allows one to work out process variables to help define the recipe for successful drying. The reasons to engage in rotary dryer feasibility testing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Interior of a Batch Rotary Kiln

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights the interior of a batch rotary kiln. The rod-like structures at the bottom of the image (labeled “C”) are two thermocouples. They are typically used in the kiln to measure bed and exhaust gas temperatures. The upper rod is an airline Continue reading →

 

Increasing Efficiency with Process Training for Pelletizing

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

While training is the cornerstone of many successful processes, it is especially critical when working with a disc pelletizing system. Pelletizing material on a disc pelletizer is considered a blend of both art and science; a number of variables must be balanced to maintain consistent 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Before and After Processing in a Batch Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a material before and after processing in the FEECO Innovation Center’s batch pin mixer. Pin mixers are adept for mixing, agglomerating, conditioning, micro-pelletizing, and de-dusting applications. The intense spinning action allows them to densify material and create small pellets, an ideal Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Agglomeration Test in Procress

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights an agglomeration test in process at the FEECO Innovation Center. Pellets on a disc pelletizer are pictured. The FEECO Innovation Center is equipped for both pressure and non-pressure agglomeration tests on either a single piece of equipment, or in a continuous Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Methods of Agglomeration can be Tested in the FEECO Innovation Center?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The FEECO Innovation Center offers a variety of agglomeration test work to help develop new products, optimize current processes and more. The following highlights our agglomeration testing capabilities:   NON-PRESSURE Pelletizing (rotary drum or disc pelletizer): A wet process where material fines are rolled into Continue reading →

 

Improved Particle Characterization Comes to FEECO with New Particle Analyzer from Microtrac

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

The ability to accurately measure a variety of particle characteristics throughout testing in the Innovation Center is a key component in ensuring agglomerates meet their desired specifications and ultimately, the requirements of their intended use. In addition to indicating product performance, the ability to look Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Questions can be Answered through Rotary Dryer Testing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO’s Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art facility equipped to run material tests in a rotary dryer alone, or through testing as part of a continuous process loop such as an agglomeration or granulation process. Dryer test work provides a wealth of valuable information, allowing our Continue reading →