Resource of the Week: Brochure on Advanced Particle Analysis

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on advanced particle analysis. The brochure highlights how advanced particle analysis technology is used in the FEECO Innovation Center to improve process transparency, as well as how the technology can be integrated into commercial production facilities. Click here Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Advantages of a Reversing Shuttle Conveyor?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Reversing Shuttle Conveyor

A reversing shuttle conveyor is essentially a belt conveyor mounted onto a rail system, and offers numerous advantages to a material handling system, including: A stationary inlet: the stationary feed chute allows for processed material to be directed to one central location. Reversible belt direction: Continue reading →

 

A Look at Indirect Coolers

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Proppant

Indirect rotary coolers are a special type of industrial cooler used to resolve unique cooling application challenges. Although not as commonly used as a direct rotary cooler, the use of an indirect cooler is still an essential step for managing temperatures of specific materials within Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Process Optimization

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary-Kiln-System-Optimization

Rotary kilns have become an integral processing device throughout many industries. Capable of facilitating chemical reactions and phase changes, they are applied to a diverse range of applications, from metal recovery, to specialty chemical production, and carbon activation, to name a few. In fact, the Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Rotary Dryer Sizing & Design

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary dryer sizing and design. Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design provides an overview on the complex process behind sizing and designing a rotary dryer for a given application. Material properties that affect dryer design are also Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Pug Mill

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug Mill/Paddle Mixer

This week’s photo highlights a pug mill, also known as a paddle mixer, in 3D. The image was created by FEECO’s CAD Specialists. Pug mills are comprised of two counter-rotating shafts fastened with pitched paddles. The paddles use a high-torque, kneading and folding over motion Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Drums vs Granulation Drums- What’s the Difference?

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum Agglomerator vs Rotary Drum Granulator

When looking for versatile manufacturing equipment capable of producing granules, an agglomerator or granulator drum will predictably turn up in your search. Because drum equipment is flexible and capable of processing large throughputs, they are extensively used in many different industries. Unfortunately, the pervasive use Continue reading →

 

Introduction to Pin Mixer Design & Customization

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

FEECO-Custom-Pin-Mixer

The pin mixer is a horizontal, medium-shear industrial mixer used in a wide variety of settings. It is most well known for its ability to densify and de-dust; from chemical processing to energy production, it is the equipment of choice when agglomerating ultra-fine materials. A Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Gold Ore Agglomeration Drum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a gold ore agglomeration drum. Agglomeration drums are frequently used in processing gold ore at heap leaching operations to improve heap permeability. In this specific instance, FEECO was commissioned to replace a drum that was allowing Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between a Pin Mixer and a Pug Mill?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Difference Between a Pug Mill and a Pin Mixer

Pin mixers and pug mills are industrial mixing devices with each offering their own distinct advantages and capabilities. Oftentimes, the material itself dictates which piece of equipment is best for the operation at hand. Pug mills are used for mixing, agglomerating, and conditioning. They utilize Continue reading →