Choosing a Bucket Elevator Manufacturer

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Choosing a Bucket Elevator Manufacturer

Bucket elevators are used throughout a variety of industries to transport bulk solids to varying heights while requiring only a minimal footprint. They have become a necessity at mineral processing facilities, fertilizer plants, recycling operations, and more. The flexibility and diverse capabilities of the bucket Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Crush Strength Tester

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Crush Strength Tester

This week’s photo is a crush strength tester, a piece of equipment commonly used by Lab Engineers in the FEECO Innovation Center. The crush strength tester determines how much weight, in pounds, a pellet can withstand before it breaks. The analysis provides significant value in Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Girth Gears

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Girth Gear

The girth gear is part of the drive assembly of a rotary drum. This assembly type uses interlocking girth and pinion gears to drive rotation of the drum.  What girth gear types and sizes are available?  FEECO can provide gears ranging in size from 60” Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do you ensure a smooth rotary drum installation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Install

The installation of a new rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, agglomerator, or otherwise, requires careful consideration. To ensure your drum is properly installed, take a look at the following guidelines: Have a Service Technician on Site A service technician from the manufacturer should Continue reading →

 

Five Things to Look for When Selecting a Coating Drum

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

What to Look for in a Coating Drum Manufacturer

The coating drum continues to gain traction as a way to meet specialized product requirements in industries working with granular bulk solids; through the addition of a coating drum to an existing production line, producers can improve their ability to control handling characteristics, product performance, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Dryer Flights

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Dryer (Dried) Flights

This week’s photo shows two types of flights in a rotary dryer: standard lifting flights, and advancing flights. Flights, or lifters, are positioned inside the rotary drum and play a fundamental role in the drying process. As the drum rotates, flights lift the material, and Continue reading →

 

Top Applications for Rotary Kilns

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Top Applications for Rotary Kilns

Rotary kilns (also known as rotary calciners) are used to heat solids to a predetermined temperature in a controlled processing environment in order to create a chemical and/or physical reaction.  While rotary kilns have long been used in producing cement, their flexible capabilities have extended Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Advantages of FEECO’s Combustion Chambers?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Combustion Chamber and Rotary Dryer (Drier)

Top-notch combustion chambers are crucial to product quality, and the energy expended to get to the end product. The list below highlights the advantages of using a FEECO combustion chamber:     Lower drying cost: less fuel is consumed because there is a more complete Continue reading →

 

Best Practices in Rotary Dryer Design

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design Best Practices

Rotary dryers offer a highly flexible solution to drying bulk solids ranging from specialty chemicals to minerals and ores. But with all this flexibility and opportunity for customization often comes confusion on what configuration will provide the most efficient solution for the job at hand.  Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: High Speed Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

High-Speed Mixer used in animal feed granulation

Today’s photo highlights a high speed mixer. FEECO’s high speed mixers are ideal for producing MCP and DCP animal feeds. They are mounted on top of pugmill mixers, and provide a thorough reaction of feed components, in addition to a mixture of materials, before processing Continue reading →

 


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