All Blog Posts about ‘Conveyors’

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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →

 

Question of the Week: How Can you Keep Your Belt Conveyor Running Smoothly?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

No matter what equipment you’re working with, your preventative maintenance program should require a routine, thorough inspection of the equipment at hand. The same holds true for belt conveyors. The following belt conveyor components should be regularly inspected to ensure ideal operation, and to extend Continue reading →

 

Material Handling System for Woodchips / Biomass

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO supplied a complete material handling system for the handling of woodchips/biomass fuel in a biomass power facility.

Customer: We Energies Plant Location: Wisconsin, U.S.A. Industry: Pulp & Paper, Power Major Equipment: Troughed Belt Conveyors, Belt Feeders, Galleries, Transfer Towers, Feed and Diverter Chutes, Traveling Belt Tripper for fuel storage Material Handled: Woodchips / Biomass Engineer: FEECO International, Inc. Process: FEECO supplied a Continue reading →

 

Belt Selection: Know the Options

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Belting Options

When selecting the proper conveyor for your process needs, one important factor to consider is the conveyor belting. In order for a conveyor to operate at its full potential, the correct belting options must be selected. Conveyor belting is determined by examining what belt characteristics Continue reading →

 

Choosing the Correct Conveyor: Basic Functions

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Conveyor

Conveyors come in many shapes and sizes and have an almost unlimited amount of interchangeable components, not to mention the number of add-ons that are available. Selecting the conveyor that best fits the processing system can be overwhelming. The reason for this is that conveyors Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Conveyor in Action

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

This week’s photo shows material being discharged from a conveyor in FEECO’s lab facility. The conveyor shown is transferring raw material to a paddle mixer, where it will undergo conditioning. While the main focus of FEECO’s lab tends to be around agglomeration and thermal testing, Continue reading →