All Blog Posts about ‘Photo of the Week’

Photo of the Week: Rotary Kiln Insulation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Insulation

Our photo this week comes from a processing plant where a rotary kiln is being used to process a bulk solid. The equipment in the image is a direct-fired rotary kiln with insulation on the exterior of the drum shell. Insulation helps to increase efficiency Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Industrial Mixers in 3D

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Industrial Mixers

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s industrial mixer options: the pin mixer, and pug mill, also known as a paddle mixer. Pin mixers are ideal for processing fine materials in the presence of a liquid binder. They consist of a central rotar shaft affixed with pins, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tire Wear and Restoration

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Tire Wear and Restoration

This week’s photo reveals rotary drum tire wear (left) and tire restoration (right). Through normal wear and tear over time, tires can develop pitting, spalling, timing marks, or grooves, as seen in the left photo. If untreated, these load bearing surfaces can cause the weight Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Trunnion Wheel with Thrust Rollers

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Model of Trunnion Wheels with Thrust Roller

Today’s photo highlights a trunnion wheel and thrust rollers. The 3D image was produced by FEECO’s in-house design team. Trunnion wheels support the weight of a rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator. Most importantly, they provide a place for the tire Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Rotary Kiln Dam

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Dam

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: Floating Tire Construction

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Floating Tire Construction

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s floating tire design. The effects of thermal expansion are overcome by having tires of “free floating” construction. Shim plates and keeper bars are located so that the tires are supported away from the shell, minimizing thermal distortion and yet allowing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Disc Pelletizer Design and Manufacturing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer Design and Manufacturing

Today’s photo highlights a disc pelletizer project, showcasing FEECO’s scope of work from drawings by our drafters and design team, all the way through to robust equipment manufacturing. The equipment was produced for a repeat customer, and weighs over 53,000 pounds, stands 18 feet high, and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pins in a Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pin Mixer Pins

This week’s photo highlights the pins, or rod-like mechanisms, in a pin mixer. Pin mixers are a diverse industrial mixing solution, ideal for blending, conditioning, agglomerating, and de-dusting fine materials. They can work as a stand-alone piece of equipment, or as a precursor to pelletization Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Dryer

Our photo this week highlights a frac sand dryer. Internal flight design and placement was customized to maximize heat transfer between the frac sand and drying air, utilizing full curtain flighting. Additionally, the flights were bolted to the interior of the drum shell for easy Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Hooded Disc Pelletizer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Hooded Disc Pelletizer

This week’s photo highlights a hooded disc pelletizer in the FEECO Innovation Center. Hoods are occasionally used during disc pelletizer operation to protect the operator from hazardous materials. Maintaining a safe work environment is a top priority for any industrial operation, and the hood helps Continue reading →