Question of the Week: What is the Importance of an Annual Rotary Drum Inspection?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Annual Rotary Drum Inspection

Annual rotary drum inspections are critical to maintaining operational efficiency, prolonging equipment life, and preventing unnecessary interruption. In fact, all equipment in the operation should be examined on an annual basis, especially if the material to be worked with is corrosive or abrasive, a common Continue reading →

 

Anatomy of a Pelletizer

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Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Anatomy of a Disc Pelletizer

A high quality disc pelletizer, also known as a pan granulator, is an ideal agglomeration solution when creating a uniform pellet from dry or slightly moist materials. Also known as pan granulators or pan pelletizers, their heavy-duty structure and easy control capabilities offer reliability and operational Continue reading →

 

A Look at the FAO’s Fertilizer Code of Conduct

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Fertilizer-Code-of-Conduct

In response to the Committee on Agriculture’s (COAG) request for improved food safety and the safe use of fertilizers, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has put together a landmark publication: The International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Rental Equipment

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Rental Equipment

This week we’re highlighting our available rental equipment. Rental equipment can be a valuable tool in the process and product development stages, as well as when looking to optimize or change an existing process. In addition to our testing facility, we provide a wide range Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Laser Alignment in Progress

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Laser Alignment

This week’s photo shows laser alignment in progress. A FEECO Aftermarket Engineer is performing the laser alignment on a rotary drum. A state-of-the-art laser tracking system uses a laser beam to measure 3D coordinates (angles and distances) along the rotary drum, which is then recorded and analyzed through Continue reading →

 

An In-Depth Look at Potash Pelletizing

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Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletized Potash

Potash pelletization is a reliable and beneficial method of processing potash. In fact, it is gaining popularity with fertilizer manufacturers looking for a premium, refined product that delivers nutrients quickly. However, a lot of work is required in order to produce an optimal potash pellet. Continue reading →

 

Pelletizing Minerals for Improved Handling and Use

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Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Mineral-Pelletizing

Pelletizing, a type of tumble-growth (non-pressure) agglomeration, is a valuable tool in the mineral processing industry. The technique’s diverse functionality and wide applicability have made it a common processing technique for a broad range of minerals.  Here’s a look at how the mineral processing industry Continue reading →

 

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

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary dryer sizing and design. The Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design slide deck is a great introduction to the complex process of designing a custom rotary dryer for any industry. Material characteristics that affect design, processing Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is Refractory Needed in a Rotary Kiln?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Refractory

Rotary kilns use high temperatures to cause a chemical reaction or physical change in a material. In most cases, these high temps would destroy an unprotected carbon steel shell, and for that reason, refractory is used. Direct-fired rotary kilns employ refractory; indirect-fired kilns do not. Continue reading →

 

Improved Roofing Granule Production through Engineered Equipment

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Roofing Granule Processing

Asphalt shingles are the leading choice for residential roofing in the United States. They are affordable, durable, low maintenance, versatile, and have proven effective in the roofing industry for almost 100 years. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association estimates that 4 out of 5 homes are Continue reading →