All Blog Posts about ‘Material Handling’

Photo of the Week: Conveyor Truss Frame

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a conveyor truss frame ready for shipment. Truss frames are a feature of FEECO’s belt conveyors, and are available in several in standard depths and lengths. Load factors such as wind, snow etc. are also accounted for in truss selection. Since Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Newly Installed Bucket Elevator

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows a newly installed bucket elevator. While FEECO has made its name in the agglomeration, thermal processing, and fertilizer granulation industries, little be known to some is that we, too, can provide the material handling equipment needed to transport materials throughout processing. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between a Centrifugal and Continuous Bucket Elevator?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO manufactures two bucket elevator designs: centrifugal and continuous. They are built to move bulk materials vertically, and offer their own distinct advantages to the material handling operation at hand. Continuous bucket elevators are used for less vigorous material handling applications. The slow speed of Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Belt Feeder Under Construction

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo is a belt feeder in FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. Our assembly team is currently constructing the piece for a repeat customer. Belt feeders are comprised of a conveyor belt on rollers. They provide a controlled discharge rate of material from the bin or hopper into Continue reading →

 

FEECO Offers Material Handling Engineering and Equipment Manufacturing

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Custom Belt Conveyors

Engineering a process design can get complicated when working with several different companies to create one streamlined system. And while FEECO has made a name for itself in the thermal processing, fertilizer granulation, and agglomeration industries, a little-known added benefit to customers is that we Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Belt-Style Bucket Elevators Under Assembly

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights the FEECO Fabrication Facility, where several belt-style bucket elevators are being assembled. In this photo, you’ll notice the center of the boot section contains a spiral, wing-type pulley. Wing-type pulleys prevent material from being pinched between the back side of the Continue reading →

 

Material Handling in the Phosphates Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

As a vital nutrient to supporting life on Earth, phosphorus is a key ingredient in animal feeds, fertilizers, and more. Found in the form of phosphate rock, this essential nutrient is mined and processed all over the world. No matter what material is being produced Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Advantages of a Reversing Shuttle Conveyor?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A reversing shuttle conveyor is essentially a belt conveyor mounted onto a rail system, and offers numerous advantages to a material handling system, including: A stationary inlet: the stationary feed chute allows for processed material to be directed to one central location. Reversible belt direction: Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Advantages of a Steep Incline Conveyor?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO’s steep incline conveyors transport bulk materials at inclines from 18 degrees to 90 degrees, and offer many benefits as seen below: Decreased material degradation: Transfer points are eliminated through “L” and “S” shape designs. This allows for smooth, steady conveying. Handling efficiency: Corrugated sidewalls Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tail End of a Belt Conveyor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows the tail end of a belt conveyor. The conveyor is currently under construction at FEECO’s Fabrication Facility located in Green Bay, WI (USA). FEECO’s belt conveyors are available in configurations of 18” to 72” wide, and work with capacities of up Continue reading →