Anatomy of a Disc Pelletizer

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Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Anatomy of a Disc Pelletizer (Pelletiser)

The disc pelletizer, or pan granulator, is an ideal agglomeration solution when looking to create a uniform pellet product from dry or slightly moist materials. Producing a premium granular product, the disc pelletizer is favored among manufacturers producing everything from soil amendments to chemical products. …

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Five Ways to Increase Bucket Elevator Capacity

This article was co-authored by:

Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Increase Bucket Elevator Capacity

One of the most common issues plant managers run into with their bucket elevators is the need to increase capacity. Plants built decades ago are facing throughput limitations associated with designs they’ve outgrown, leading many plant managers wondering how they can squeeze a little more …

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The Bulk Solids Insider: Updates on Critical Minerals, Farm Bill Progress, and Converting CO2 to Common Chemicals

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bulk Solids Insider

Updates in Mining & Minerals IEA Reports on Critical Minerals Market A new report from the International Energy Agency, entitled the Global Critical Minerals Outlook 2024, illustrates that while market pressure eased in 2023, “major additional investments” are still needed in order for the world …

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Rotary Drum or Pelletizing Disc?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum or Pelletizing (Pelletising) Disc

When it comes to building a pelletizer plant, producers are often faced with the decision of choosing between a rotary drum agglomerator and a disc pelletizer (pan granulator). Though the choice may seem overwhelming at first, there are many things to take into account that …

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Fluid Bed Dryer FAQs

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Fluid Bed Dryer FAQs

Fluid bed dryers offer a number of advantages that make them the preferred approach to drying in a wide range of settings. What follows are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we receive as a fluid bed dryer manufacturer.  How does a fluid …

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Elevating Efficiently: Bucket Elevator Drive Assembly Options

This article was co-authored by:

Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket elevator drive assembly selection

The drive assembly is a critical consideration in the design of a bucket elevator, with the potential to impact both productivity and equipment service life. The following covers the different configurations, their advantages in different settings, and optional modifications.  Drive Assembly Options for Bucket Elevators …

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Indirect Drying vs. Direct Drying

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Direct vs. Indirect Rotary Dryers (Driers)

When it comes to drying bulk solids, rotary dryers are often the industrial drying equipment of choice. Their robust build, reliability, and aptitude for handling variation in feedstock makes them an ideal choice for efficiently drying bulk solids of nearly all types. When referring to …

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Bucket Elevators: Safety and Accessibility Options

This article was co-authored by:

Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket Elevator

Bucket elevators are the standard for vertical conveying in nearly every industry handling bulk solids. No matter what the industry, ensuring the elevator is both safe and accessible is critical to complying with regulatory requirements, promoting efficient operation and equipment longevity, and not least of …

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The Bulk Solids Insider: A Critical Minerals Research Facility, Sustainability in Fertilizer, and Improved Sodium-Ion Batteries

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bulk Solids Insider Feature May 24

Updates in Mining & Minerals DOE Announces Facility Aimed at Critical Minerals Research The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $75 million in funding for a research facility aimed at establishing a resilient and reliable domestic supply chain of critical minerals. Part of President …

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Improving Agglomerates through Coating

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coated MAP Fertilizer (Fertiliser) Granules

Coating, typically carried out in a coating drum, is a finishing process used prolifically throughout industries working with agglomerates to meet a wide variety of objectives. A surface treatment for particles, coating can enhance specific characteristics of a pellet, granule, or other agglomerate, be it a …

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