All Blog Posts about ‘Photo of the Week’

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: 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Combustion Chamber under Production

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows a combustion chamber under production in FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. Castable refractory is pictured in the center. Fiber modules surround the castable on either side; they are lighter and have a lower thermal conductivity. The fiber modules are not used on the bottom 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Trunnion Wheels, Then and Now

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s then and now photos highlight FEECO’s trunnion wheels. The photo on the left takes us back to the 1950s, merely years after our founding, and the image on the right is from 2016. Since our doors first opened in March of 1951, our Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tire Mounting Styles

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows two different rotary drum tire mounting styles: the wedged and pinned mount (at left), and the floating mount (at right). Traditionally, wedged and pinned mounts were used to mount the tire to the shell of the drum. And while they offer Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Chain and Sprocket Drive Assembly in 3D

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a chain and sprocket drive assembly in 3D. The chain and sprocket drive is ideal for small rotary drums running up to 75 horsepower. It is a cost-effective option, and easy to run. Here’s how it works: a large sprocket wrapped around Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Rotary Kiln Dam

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a rotary kiln dam in 3D. Oftentimes, it is necessary to increase retention time and/or bed depth in a kiln. This is achieved through the use of a dam. A rotary kiln dam works by forcing material to build up behind Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Direct Drive Assembly

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a rotary dryer’s direct drive assembly, the arrangement which causes the drum to rotate. The direct drive assembly is ideal for small to medium size drums running up to 75 horsepower. Here’s how it looks: A shaft is mounted to a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Custom Rotary Drums, 1951-Present

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s custom rotary drums, from our early days, to present day. The image on the left was taken in August 1961, ten years after our founding, and the image on the right was photographed in May, 2016. FEECO has custom designed Continue reading →