Minimizing Spillage With Troughed Belt Conveyors

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Minimizing Spillage with Troughed Belt Conveyors

A well-designed troughed belt conveyor generally exhibits minimal material spillage. Unfortunately, spillage is an all-too-common problem for many plant managers dealing with troughed belt conveyors that weren’t adequately designed for their application.  Fortunately, there are several ways to address troughed belt conveyor spillage. The following Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why are Rotary Dryers the Equipment of Choice in Frac Sand Drying?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Dryer (Drier)

Generally speaking, rotary dryers are the sand dryer of choice when it comes to frac sand, offering many benefits over other drying options. One reason rotary dryers are chosen over other dryer types is for their ability to accept large throughputs. Rotary dryers are high Continue reading →

 

Choosing a Rotary Dryer: Single Pass vs. Triple Pass

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Single Pass vs Triple Pass Rotary Dryer

The rotary dryer is the industrial dryer of choice for everything from minerals and ores to fertilizers and specialty chemicals. One decision buyers are often faced with in selecting a rotary dryer for a given application, particularly when looking to dry high-moisture materials such as Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Material Processed in a Pug Mill

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Material Processed in a Pugmill Mixer (Pug Mill, Paddle Mixer)

This week’s photo highlights material processed in a pugmill mixer. Pugmill mixers, also known as paddle mixers, are industrial mixers used to condition, mix and agglomerate materials often in the presence of a binder. The pugmill mixer’s dual shafts with pitched paddles create a kneading Continue reading →

 

Seven Reasons Why Soil Amendment Producers Prefer Disc Pelletizers (Pan Granulators)

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Why Soil Amendment Producers Prefer Disc Pelletizers

The soil amendment industry is one of constantly rising competition; consumers are becoming more discerning, expecting more from the products they choose to put their money in, and the science around soil health is continually advancing, prompting demand for more specialized products. The use of Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How Can you Keep Your Belt Conveyor Running Smoothly?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Conveyor Maintenance

No matter what equipment you’re working with, your preventative maintenance program should require a routine, thorough inspection of the equipment at hand. The same holds true for belt conveyors. The following belt conveyor components should be regularly inspected to ensure ideal operation, and to extend Continue reading →

 

Join Us on Linkedin for Industry News

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO in the News

Looking for the latest news in the fertilizer, mining, and chemical industries? Check out our newsletter – The Bulk Solids Insider – on LinkedIn! The Bulk Solids Insider is a monthly LinkedIn newsletter with industry updates and trends you won’t find on FEECO.com. Last month, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Before and After Processing in a Batch Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Before and After Processing in a Batch Pin Mixer

This week’s photo highlights a material before and after processing in the FEECO Innovation Center’s batch pin mixer. Pin mixers are adept for mixing, agglomerating, conditioning, micro-pelletizing, and de-dusting applications. The intense spinning action allows them to densify material and create small pellets, an ideal Continue reading →

 

Pugmill Mixer FAQs

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pugmill Mixer FAQs

The pugmill mixer, also known as a pug mill or paddle mixer, is a type of horizontal industrial mixer used for processing bulk solid materials in conditioning, de-dusting, and granulation applications. This type of mixer is widely employed throughout various industries as a means of Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is Particle Size Control Important in Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Particle Size Control through Agglomeration

Agglomeration is the process of particle size enlargement, and is used to collect material fines into a larger, unified particle. Seen throughout an extensive range of industries, agglomeration can transform dusty or difficult to handle materials into a more manageable form. While many factors should Continue reading →

 


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