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Equipment

The glass industry requires ingenuity in both handling and processing in order to keep glass formulas intact and ensure intended product performance.

 

FEECO can provide a wide range of equipment and process systems to the glass industry, all engineered around the unique challenges of glass. We have experience with glass in a variety of forms and contexts:

  • Crushed Glass
  • Glass Beads
  • Glass Bubbles/Microspheres
  • Glass Powder/Fines
  • Glass Cullet
  • Glass Batch
  • Recycled Glass

Material Processing

Thermal Processing

FEECO can provide custom rotary kilns for processing glass microspheres/beads to meet the end product characteristics of their intended use, be it for use in roadway signs, fillers, medical devices or otherwise.

 

Rotary dryers and coolers are also available for glass drying and cooling applications.

Pelletizing

Disc Pelletizers are frequently used to pelletize glass into round pellets. This helps to maintain product integrity by ensuring that glass formulas remain intact when fed into the melting furnaces. A pin mixer may be added to the process to increase efficiency and provide a thorough mixture of feedstock materials. Pug mills (paddle mixers) are also available.

Material Handling

We offer a complete line of material handling equipment both as stand-alone systems, as well as a complement to our processing equipment.

 

Belt conveyors, bucket elevators, steep incline conveyors, and reversing shuttle conveyors, can all be used to bring seamless fluidity and automation to your glass processing or handling operation.

 

Additional equipment such as trippers and plows and belt feeders are available for increasing system flexibility.

Plant and Pilot Scale Process Testing and Design

The FEECO Innovation Center is a unique testing facility where we can test your material at both batch and pilot scale in order to work out process variables and design commercial-scale units, as well as scale up the process.

 

The FEECO Innovation Center is well-equipped to suit a wide range of glass testing needs, from pelletizing to thermal processing. We can test on a single piece of equipment, or a continuous process loop.

We offer comprehensive testing services in four categories:


Feasibility/Proof of Concept: An initial, non-witnessed batch testing phase in which the possibility of creating a product is explored.
Proof of Product: A more in-depth batch testing phase in which more time is spent determining whether a product can be made to desired specifications.
Proof of Process: A continuous testing phase that aims to establish the equipment setup and parameters required for continuous production of your specific material.
Process/Product Optimization: An in-depth study to optimize your specific material’s characteristics and/or production parameters in an industrial setting.

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Aftermarket Services

FEECO provides a comprehensive offering of aftermarket services to keep your equipment running its best for years to come. This includes a variety of field services, emergency service support, process and equipment audits, spare parts, and more.

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