All Blog Posts about ‘Photo of the Week’

Photo of the Week: 3D Rotary Dryer Flight Curtain

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo is a 3D image of a rotary dryer flight curtain. Flights, or material lifters, are affixed to the interior of a rotary dryer. They work by picking material up, carrying it over, and showering it through an airstream as the drum rotates. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Bucket Elevator

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a frac sand bucket elevator. FEECO designed and constructed several centrifugal-style bucket elevators for a frac sand processing plant located in Wisconsin. The various bucket elevator capacities were 10 TPH, 250 TPH, and 500 TPH, with the discharge heights of Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Indirect Rotary Cooler

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a 3D indirect rotary cooler. An indirect cooler consists of a rotary drum, stationary housing, water trough, and water collection system. These components work together to cool hot material within a controlled environment. The stationary housing encloses the rotary drum, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How can you Prevent Build-Up in a Rotary Dryer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The best way to control material build-up in a rotary dryer is to prevent it in the first place. Custom Flight Design. Build-up can be prevented through the design of less aggressive flights, or material lifters. Material tends to build-up in sharp corners, and a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Temperature Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a rotary drum temperature inspection. An IR gun, pictured, is directed at the rotary drum, to record the surface temperature of the object in sight. Items such as the drum shell, drive components, bearings, and even the material as it discharges Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Encapsulated Seed Product

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights an encapsulated seed product. FEECO worked with a company, Encap, to transform short fibers from waste paper sludge into a line of lawn and garden products, which includes the encapsulated seeds from this week’s photo. The process included agglomeration of the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Gold Ore Agglomerator

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows an agglomerator used for processing gold ore. The agglomerator, or agglomeration drum, agglomerates ore fines after they are crushed. This process creates a more proficient leach because the leaching solution is better able to permeate through the heap when the particles Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Custom Rotary Dryers Since 1951

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights several rotary dryers under production at FEECO. The photo was taken in FEECO’s fabrication facility, just shortly after our founding in 1951. For decades, many industries have been faced with the same problem: product moisture. Depending on material composition, moisture can Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 24” Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pin mixers are used for various agglomeration processes including material conditioning, mixing, de-dusting, agglomerating, and micro-pelletizing. They can be used as a stand-alone agglomeration unit, or in combination with a disc pelletizer or agglomeration drum, to produce a pelletized product. Pin mixers use a rotor Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Tire Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a rotary drum tire inspection. A digital caliper depth gauge (pictured) measures the depth of the grooves on the tire. If the grooves are too deep, as defined by the service technician, tire grinding may be proposed to resolve the issue. Grooves Continue reading →