All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

Heap Leaching: A Growing Technology in Beneficiation

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

As a booming global population and emerging economies put pressure on existing resources, and high grade ores become a thing of the past, mining companies are looking for technologies that will allow them to economically recover target materials, namely metals, from low grade ore sources. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is a Pneumatic Hammer Knocking System?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A pneumatic hammer knocking system is designed to control material build-up inside of a rotary drum. The hammer is mounted above a strike plate on the drum, and delivers an adjustable amount of force as set by the operator. This force “knocks” the drum and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Tire Wear Patterns

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s post highlights a series of images: rotary tire wear patterns. A rotary drum tire is a support structure for the drum, and provides a place for pressure to be absorbed. As with any piece of equipment, they must be inspected and serviced, if Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between Pelleting and Pelletizing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pelleting and pelletizing are two terms often used interchangeably, though their processing methods do differ. Pelleting commonly refers to the extrusion process, where cylindrical pellets are formed by forcing material through a dye. It is most often used with wood, fuel and feed products (such Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Is a Rotary Drum or Disc Pelletizer Right for my Process?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

During the pursuit of an effective non-pressure agglomeration solution, the choice between a rotary drum and a disc pelletizer often arises. To help determine the best equipment for your material and process, the following should be taken into consideration: recycle, throughput, and maintenance. Recycle. One Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Direct Drive Assembly

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a rotary dryer’s direct drive assembly, the arrangement which causes the drum to rotate. The direct drive assembly is ideal for small to medium size drums running up to 75 horsepower. Here’s how it looks: A shaft is mounted to a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Custom Rotary Drums, 1951-Present

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s custom rotary drums, from our early days, to present day. The image on the left was taken in August 1961, ten years after our founding, and the image on the right was photographed in May, 2016. FEECO has custom designed Continue reading →

 

Benefits of Agglomeration in an SX-EW Process for Improved Copper Extraction

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Copper is a versatile metal used in many of the products that modern civilization relies on, from electronics to infrastructure. For decades, smelting has been the primary approach to copper extraction. Although this method has proven to be effective for high grade sulfide ores, it Continue reading →

 

Phosphate Rock Conditioning Drum

This article was authored by:

Phosphate Rock Conditioning Drum

Customer: Proprietary Plant Location: Proprietary Industry: Mining Major Equipment: Conditioning Drum Material Handled: Phosphate Rock Engineer: FEECO International, Inc. Process: FEECO provided a conditioning drum for use at a phosphate mining site. The drum was used in a proprietary process in the beneficiation of phosphate Continue reading →

 

Enhanced Rotary Dryer Lifter Design Using a Lifter Simulator

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

  Industrial drying may seem like a straightforward process, but in reality, many factors must be considered to create the most effective drying solution that maximizes heat transfer efficiency. The material to be processed, lifter design and pattern should all be taken into account when Continue reading →