Resource of the Week: Profile on Limestone and Gypsum Pelletizing

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on limestone and gypsum pelletizing.  FEECO was commissioned to supply pelletizing equipment, including pin mixers, disc pelletizers, and a rotary dryer, for a Calcium Products limestone and gypsum facility.  Click here to view the profile.  To receive Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Direct Drive Assembly

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Direct Drive Assembly

This week’s photo highlights a rotary dryer’s direct drive assembly, the arrangement which causes the drum to rotate. The direct drive assembly is ideal for small to medium size drums running up to 75 horsepower. Here’s how it looks: A shaft is mounted to a Continue reading →

 

Using Agglomeration to Improve the Flowability of Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Improving Flowability through Agglomeration

The flow properties of a bulk solid can have a significant impact on process efficiency and the success of the end product. And while bins, hoppers, and the like are often designed to minimize such issues, agglomeration can be a valuable tool in improving the Continue reading →

 

Knowing When it’s Time to Replace your Rotary Dryer or Kiln Seal

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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When working with a rotary dryer or kiln, the sealing mechanism is a critical component in the overall performance of the unit.  Sealing mechanisms create a seal between the rotating drum and the stationary housing, preventing air or process gas from leaking into the system.   Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Profile on a Coating Drum for Ammonium Sulfate

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a coating drum for ammonium sulfate. FEECO supplied a custom coating drum for coating ammonium sulfate fertilizer granules. Testing in the Innovation Center supported the project.  Click here to view the profile.  To receive weekly articles, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How Does a Pug Mill Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

How Does a Pug Mill (Paddle Mixer) Work

Pug mills, also known as paddle mixers, are industrial mixing devices capable of conditioning, agglomerating, and mixing. Pug mills use dual counter-rotating shafts with affixed pitched paddles to create a kneading and folding over motion inside of the mixer. The counter-rotating motion lifts material up Continue reading →

 

The Thermal Conversion of Biomass to Activated Carbon (And Everything in Between)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Biomass to Activated Carbon Kiln

The biomass industry has seen steady growth the past few years, as nations around the globe continue to shift focus toward more renewable energy sources. And while biomass offers direct uses in itself, it can also be converted to a number of carbon products, all Continue reading →

 

Surviving the Manufacturing Slowdown With Preventative Rotary Drum Maintenance

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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A slowdown in manufacturing was a contributing factor in the Federal Reserve’s decision to cut interest rates by a quarter-percentage point for the first time in more than a decade. The slump, typically an indicator of wider economic trends, comes amidst the ongoing trade war Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Web Page on Conditioning

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Conditioning

This week’s highlighted resource is a web page on conditioning. Conditioning is a diverse and valuable technique used to improve the handling qualities of bulk solids. This page provides an overview on commonly conditioned materials, the conditioning process, and the equipment typically used in conditioning Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Spare Parts

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Spare Parts

This week’s photo shows a sample of a rotary drum’s spare parts. A housing to the trunnion wheel bearings is pictured left, and a graphite block is pictured right. Bearings, graphite blocks, thrust rollers, drive sprockets and more are all recommended spare parts for rotary Continue reading →