All Blog Posts about ‘Material Handling’

Photo of the Week: Steep Incline Conveyor in 3D

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows a steep incline conveyor in 3D. FEECO’s steep incline conveyors are designed to move materials vertically, at angles ranging from 18-90 degrees, while still maintaining discharge and feed qualities of a standard belt conveyor. The advantages of FEECO’s design include: Less Continue reading →

 

Ensuring Efficient Handling of Coal & Coke Products

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coal, coke, and pet coke materials are subject to handling in numerous settings, from mine sites to power generation facilities, paper mills, oil refineries, steel and aluminum producing facilities, and more. Combined with the many types, forms, and sizes that these materials can come in, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Troughed Belt Conveyor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo is a 30” wide x 39’ long troughed belt conveyor under production at FEECO. The conveyor features a channel frame, ideal for use when long spans between supports are not required. FEECO’s troughed belt conveyors are available in configurations 18” to 72” Continue reading →

 

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 →