All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

Question of the Week: How do you Tell if a Rotary Drum is Misaligned?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Misalignment

Several signs indicate that a rotary drum is likely misaligned, including: Extensive tire/wheel wear Damage to the tire/wheel Pinion/girth gear wear Pinion/girth gear damage Extensive thrust roller wear Damage to the thrust roller Major contact between the drum and thrust rollers Auditory clues can also 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 →

 

A Look at Modern Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods

Proper alignment is a key component in any rotary kiln processing operation. Misalignment is one of the most common (and most treatable) causes of rotary kiln damage. Alignment touches all components of the rotary kiln; misalignment will promote wear on all parts. In addition to Continue reading →

 

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

Rotary Drum Misalignment

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

Rotary Kiln Refractory

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

Leveling Trunnion Bases

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

Rotary Drum Temperature Test

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 →