All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

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:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Washboarding on a Rotary Drum Tire

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights washboarding on a rotary drum tire. Washboarding is indicated by the vertical grooves that extend the length of the tire, and it is caused by abnormal skewing of the trunnion wheels, or trunnion wheel mis-alignment. FEECO offers a tire grinding service Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do Leaf Seals Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO’s leaf seals are designed to minimize air leakage into a rotary dryer or rotary kiln. We offer both single and double leaf seals. The single leaf seal consists of a series of overlapping spring steel plates that are mounted to the housing and ride Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Laser Alignment in Progress

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows laser alignment in progress. A FEECO Aftermarket Engineer is performing the laser alignment on a rotary drum. A state-of-the-art laser tracking system uses a laser beam to measure 3D coordinates (angles and distances) along the rotary drum, which is then recorded and analyzed through Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Cold Gap Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows a combination of feeler gauges and a caliper, tools used to measure the space between the flotation blocks and inside face of the rotary drum tire, or the cold gap of the tire. The distance between the tire and flotation blocks Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Girth Gear Run-Out Procedure

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a girth gear run-out procedure in action. A black strap (pictured) is mounted along the gear’s teeth. A dial indicator follows the strap’s path, and measures the tip of the teeth along the strap. This procedure reveals the amount of wear Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Trunnion Skewing Adjustment

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a trunnion skewing adjustment in action. A dial indicator (bottom left of photo) is used to measure the movement of the trunnion wheel bearings. If the bearings are not positioned correctly, they should be adjusted. The purpose of the trunnion skewing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Refurbished Tire and Trunnion Wheel

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a refurbished tire and trunnion wheel. Rotary drum tires and trunnion wheels can become worn over time, resulting in a variety of unwanted characteristics such as pitting, spalling and timing marks. If the wear is left untreated, the weight of the drum Continue reading →