Photo of the Week: Indirect Batch Rotary Kiln

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Indirect Batch Kiln

Today’s photo shows an indirect batch rotary kiln in the FEECO Innovation Center. Indirect kilns heat solids to the point where a desired chemical reaction or phase change takes place. Unlike their direct-fired counterparts, indirect kilns are used when a material cannot come into contact Continue reading →

 

Pin Mixers: An Ideal Solution for Processing Ultra Fine Materials

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pin Mixer

Pin mixers are an industrial mixing solution ideal for mixing, conditioning, and agglomerating material fines in the presence of a binder. While paddle mixers are best-suited for heavy-duty materials such as ores, pin mixers excel in applications where extremely fine materials, such as powders, must Continue reading →

 

Activated Alumina Overview

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

activated-alumina-pellets

Activated alumina is a form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3) with a myriad of industrial uses. A recent industry report by Grand View Research estimates the activated alumina market will see a CAGR of 5.4% up to 2025, largely as a result of its use in Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Copper’s Role in a Low-Carbon Economy

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Copper's Role in a Low-Carbon Economy

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on copper’s role in a low-carbon economy. Copper is a critical material in the move toward a low-carbon economy. This infographic illustrates how copper is used in renewable energy and electric vehicle applications.   Click the image below Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Common Paddle Mixer Applications?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Common Paddle Mixer Applications

Paddle mixers are relatively flexible devices, able to mix, condition, and agglomerate a diverse range of bulk solid materials. They are also adept at processing both liquid and solid feeds, and can be used as stand-alone pieces of equipment, or prior to processing in a Continue reading →

 

Bucket Elevator Basics

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Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Bucket Elevators

If material needs to be moved vertically, chances are a bucket elevator is the ideal solution for the job. In fact, the versatility and configurability of this equipment make bucket elevators a common material handling system in a number of different industries. Listed below are Continue reading →

 

Manure Better than Inorganic Fertilizer, According to New Study

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

manure-fertilizer-study

A landmark study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shown manure to provide better results in terms of crop yield and soil quality compared to the use of inorganic fertilizers. The study, Response of Soil Organic Carbon, pH, Electrical Conductivity, and Water Stable Aggregates Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Unitized Drive Base Brochure

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Unitized Drive Base Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on the FEECO Unitized Drive Base. FEECO’s own unitized drive base is a valuable tool in streamlining the installation, alignment, and maintenance of rotary drum drive components. Its unique design can provide quicker installation, savings in labor, and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ammonium Sulfate Granules

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Ammonium Sulfate Granules

This week’s photo illustrates ammonium sulfate granules. FEECO offers comprehensive process solutions for the production of ammonium sulfate using a pipe reactor, a process which produces a premium, round granule.   How does granulation with a pipe reactor work? The pipe reactor is integrated into Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Parts and Components Glossary

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Dryer

Rotary dryers use a tumbling action in combination with a drying air in order to efficiently dry materials. Most often, rotary dryers are of the direct-fired type, meaning that the drying air is in direct contact with the material. Some dryers, however, are of the indirect type, Continue reading →