All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

Seal Options for Rotary Dryers, Coolers, Kilns, and Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seal options for rotary dryers, coolers, kilns, drums

Rotary drums, including dryers, coolers, and kilns, are an integral part of the many industrial processes that shape our world. From fertilizer and chemical production to ore beneficiation and even consumer products, rotary drums provide a reliable, high-capacity setting for accomplishing a number of necessary Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Laser Alignment Services Brochure

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Laser Alignment

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on laser alignment services. Alignment is crucial to many aspects of a processing operation, from spatial mapping for equipment layout, to accurate installs, and even helping to ensure equipment runs reliably for years to come. FEECO utilizes a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Vibrations on a Rotary Drum?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Vibration can be caused by many different components on a rotary drum. A high percentage of the time, it comes from the drive, and most commonly, the gear engagement. But vibrations can also generate from the tires of the drum if they have developed a Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Annual Inspections Brochure

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Annual Inspections Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on annual inspections. Annual inspections are a crucial tool in keeping your equipment running its best and promoting process efficiency. Annual inspections help to catch problems before they escalate into unnecessary damage and downtime. FEECO offers annual inspections Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Kiln Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

In this week’s photo, a FEECO Aftermarket Engineer is checking for cracks in the refractory of a rotary kiln. Cracks periodically arise within the kiln’s refractory because certain areas are exposed to more direct heat. The area closest to the combustion chamber is the hottest, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Leveling Trunnion Bases

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows the leveling of trunnion bases. Leveling a rotary drum’s trunnion bases is part of a new drum installation, and is done prior to laser aligning the bases. The goal is to get the bases to within 1/16” with respect to spread, 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: 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 →

 

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary drums can be configured to serve as a variety of different pieces of equipment, including a rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, granulator, or even a coating drum. With such diverse employment, these robust systems can be used to accomplish a variety of goals across a 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 →