Bucket Elevator Basics

This article was authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Bucket Elevators

If material needs to be moved vertically, chances are a bucket elevator is the ideal solution for the job. In fact, the versatility and configurability of this equipment make bucket elevators a common material handling system in a number of different industries. Listed below are Continue reading →

 

Manure Better than Inorganic Fertilizer, According to New Study

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

manure-fertilizer-study

A landmark study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shown manure to provide better results in terms of crop yield and soil quality compared to the use of inorganic fertilizers. The study, Response of Soil Organic Carbon, pH, Electrical Conductivity, and Water Stable Aggregates Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Unitized Drive Base Brochure

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Unitized Drive Base Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on the FEECO Unitized Drive Base. FEECO’s own unitized drive base is a valuable tool in streamlining the installation, alignment, and maintenance of rotary drum drive components. Its unique design can provide quicker installation, savings in labor, and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ammonium Sulfate Granules

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Ammonium Sulfate Granules

This week’s photo illustrates ammonium sulfate granules. FEECO offers comprehensive process solutions for the production of ammonium sulfate using a pipe reactor, a process which produces a premium, round granule.   How does granulation with a pipe reactor work? The pipe reactor is integrated into Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Parts and Components Glossary

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Dryer

Rotary dryers use a tumbling action in combination with a drying air in order to efficiently dry materials. Most often, rotary dryers are of the direct-fired type, meaning that the drying air is in direct contact with the material. Some dryers, however, are of the indirect type, Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Presentation on the Preconditioning Options for Manure

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Preconditioning Organics for Granulation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on the preconditioning options for manure. Many large-scale farming operations are turning to on-farm granulation to maximize their available nutrients and resolve waste handling challenges. Preconditioning is an important part of this process. This Slideshare presentation looks Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Micro-Pelletizing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Micropelletizing

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets. This differs from traditional pelletizing, in that it produces much smaller pellets, typically around 20-60 mesh. Pin mixers are the equipment of choice when it comes to micro-pelletizing; they can be used as a Continue reading →

 

The Top 4 Paddle Mixer Maintenance Tips

This article was authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Paddle Mixer Maintenance

Even a robust, quality piece of equipment such as a paddle mixer requires maintenance to sustain daily operating procedure. As an added benefit, regular maintenance prevents costly breakdowns, promotes safety, and extends equipment life. To help promote paddle mixer maintenance, outlined below are the best Continue reading →

 

Demand for Frac Sand Prompts Investigation of North Dakota Sand Resources

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

North Dakota Frac Sand

With the United States oil and gas industry experiencing substantial growth, demand for frac sand has continued to rise; the increasing amount of sand employed per well, combined with longer lateral wells, has caused a surge in demand for the quartz sand unlike anything seen Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Profile on a Fertilizer Granulation Plant

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Fertilizer Granulation Pilot Plant

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a fertilizer granulation pilot plant. Pilot plants for fertilizer granulation are becoming ever-more popular as the industry looks to develop more customized nutrient products. This project profile highlights a granulation pilot plant FEECO provided to a Continue reading →