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Question of the Week: What are the Common Reasons to Agglomerate?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration is commonly used to upgrade material fines into a granular product. It can also be used to transform sludge-like materials into a dry, granular form. There are many reasons to agglomeration a material. The choice to agglomerate often stems from a material problem, be Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials can Benefit from Processing in a Pin Mixer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pin mixers are industrial mixing devices used to process fine materials in the presence of a binder. They are especially adept for micro-pelletizing and de-dusting applications. The following materials are often processed in a pin mixer.  Mixing         Bentonite clay         Diatomaceous earth         Fly ash         Limestone         Magnesium Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Challenges in Processing Phosphates?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Similar with any mineral, phosphates can present challenges during processing. The following looks at the common material characteristics that may cause such challenges when working with phosphates. Abrasiveness. Phosphates can range from slightly to tremendously abrasive, depending on what form they are in. Abrasive materials Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Common Rotary Dryer Add-Ons?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Advancing flights and knocking systems are two common rotary dryer add-ons. Advancing Flights. Advancing flights work to move material into the dryer, to prevent build-up near the wet feed discharge. Additionally, advancing flights also give material the chance to dry before it moves on to Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Conditioning?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Conditioning refers to the processing of bulk solids material for improved efficiency of downstream processing, improved material handling, or to improve product performance. Conditioning can be accomplished using numerous processes and equipment, all varying on the unique characteristics of the material to be processed and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is Particle Size Control Important in Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration is the process of particle size enlargement, and is used to collect material fines into a larger, unified particle. Seen throughout an extensive range of industries, agglomeration can transform dusty or difficult to handle materials into a more manageable form. While many factors should Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Conveyor Add-Ons does FEECO Offer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO’s conveyors can be designed with a variety of additional components to meet our customer’s exact specifications. We offer the following standard conveyor add-ons: Belt Trippers. Belt trippers are designed for material discharge control. They re-route the belting to discharge material at any point along Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Testing with a Flight Simulator?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A rotary dryer’s flights, or material lifters, work by lifting the material and dropping it through an air steam. This process creates a curtain, or a shower of material spanning the width of the drum’s interior. The curtain maximizes heat transfer between the material and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is Refractory Needed in a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary kilns use high temperatures to cause a chemical reaction or physical change in a material. In most cases, these high temps would destroy an unprotected carbon steel shell, and for that reason, refractory is used. Direct-fired rotary kilns employ refractory; indirect-fired kilns do not. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How can FEECO’s Aftermarket Service Team Assist with your Equipment Needs?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The FEECO Aftermarket Service Team can cater to a variety of your needs, from field services such as equipment inspections, to the development of custom maintenance programs. Our team has the expertise to provide you with the best services in the industry. The FEECO Aftermarket Continue reading →