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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Evaluating Bucket Elevator Take-up Options

This article was co-authored by:

Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket elevator

Bucket elevators employ a take-up assembly to “take up” any slack in the belt or chain, ensuring proper tension of the belt or chain around the head and tail pulleys or sprockets.  While producers have a few options available to them when selecting take-ups for …

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The Bulk Solids Insider: Uranium Mine Revival, Potash & Phosphate as Critical Minerals, and Funding Decarbonization

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bulk Solids Insider Feature Apr-24

Updates in Mining & Minerals Aluminum Emissions Down The International Aluminum Institute (IAI) has released new findings showing that despite the industry’s continued growth, greenhouse gas emissions declined in 2022. According to the data, aluminum production rose by 3.9%, while the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions …

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Rotary Kilns: Processes Defined

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Kiln Processes

A rotary kiln is a thermal processing tool used in a variety of applications. It consists of a rotating drum with high temperature products of combustion flowing through or around it, creating a precisely controlled environment for material property change. Due to the substantially high …

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