This Week’s Featured Articles: Phosphate Processing Challenges, Selecting a Conveyor Drive Assembly, and Uses for Granular Potash

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Conveyor Drive Assemblies

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Challenges in Processing Phosphates Challenges in Processing Phosphates looks at the characteristics of phosphates that can make processing them into animal feed Continue reading →

 

Seven Reasons to Train Disc Pelletizer (Pan Granulator) Operators

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seven Reasons to Train Disc Pelletizer Operators

With a host of benefits, disc pelletizers (also known as pan granulators) are increasingly being used in industries ranging from chemicals to minerals, but they can seem problematic if operators aren’t familiar with the underlying principles of agitation agglomeration and how the disc pelletizer works.  Continue reading →

 

How to Use a Disc Pelletizer (Pan Granulator)

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The diagram overlayed on this actual running pelletizer (pelletiser) shows how the principles apply to the real-life operation of a pelletizer (pelletiser).

In the world of agitation agglomeration equipment, the disc pelletizer (sometimes also called a pan granulator) is often chosen for its ability to create a refined product. It is widely used to process everything from chemical powders, fly ash, and soil amendments, to minerals and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tire Grinding

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tire (Tyre) and Trunnion Grinding

This week’s photo shows a rotary drum tire being refurbished through tire grinding. Tire grinding is one aspect of rotary drum maintenance that helps to catch problems early on, potentially avoiding costly downtime. All rotary drums, whether heap leaching drums, rotary kilns, or dryers, rest Continue reading →

 

What to Look for When Choosing a Rotary Kiln Manufacturer

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Manufacturer

Rotary kilns are a significant investment in any industrial process setting. They require precision engineering and quality fabrication. Since most rotary kilns are for specific thermal processing applications, finding a manufacturer that can meet the specific needs of the project at hand can be a Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Pelletizing Nickel Dust, Benefits of VFDs in Process Equipment, and Soil Remineralization

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

VFDs in Process Equipment

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Pelletizing Lends a Hand in Recovering Nickel Dust Pelletizing Lends a Hand in Recovering Nickel Dust looks at how nickel producers can Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Rotary Drum Liners

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Liner

Rotary drum liners protect the drum shell from corrosive or abrasive materials, while also helping to prevent buildup in the drum.  What drum liners are available?  FEECO offers a range of rubber and metal liners for drums of all sizes. Metal liners are available in Continue reading →

 

How to Pelletize a Fine Powder

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

How to Pelletize a Fine Powder

Pelletizing is a type of agitation agglomeration used across industries to convert fine powder materials into granular products. The practice offers a number of benefits, and as a result, continues to be employed in a growing number of applications ranging from minerals to specialty chemicals.  Continue reading →

 

What are the benefits of micro-pelletizing?

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Micropelletizing (Micropelletising)

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets, ranging in size from 20-60 mesh. Like all agglomeration techniques, micro-pelletizing provides a host of benefits including: Significant dust reduction/elimination: micro-pelletizing prevents material from becoming windblown, and thus less product is lost due to Continue reading →

 

Hammer Mills: A Reliable Solution for Particle Size Reduction

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

A FEECO Hammer Mill.

Agglomeration processes often rely on the ability to break down oversize material, in order to reach ideal particle size distribution for feedstock, or to put oversize product back into the process as recycle. In order to break down oversize product, size reduction equipment is employed, Continue reading →

 


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