Photo of the Week: Pneumatic Hammer Knocker

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pneumatic Hammer Knocker

This week’s photo highlights a pneumatic hammer knocker. Hammer knockers are one of many knocking system options FEECO provides to help combat material build-up inside of a rotary drum. Pneumatic hammers are mounted above a strike plate on the drum. An operator controls the hammer Continue reading →

 

A Guide to Bucket Elevator Installation

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Bucket Elevator Installation Guide

When installing a bucket elevator, it is important to remember that this is a vital piece of equipment in the process flow, requiring attention to detail during installation. Improper installation can lead to inefficiencies, equipment malfunction, and premature wear. Through decades of experience, FEECO has Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Systems: Supporting Equipment

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO Rotary Dryer

Rotary dryers are used prolifically throughout bulk solids processing applications – from fertilizers and soil amendments, to minerals, specialty chemicals and more. In fact, new applications in which rotary dryers are being implemented are constantly on the rise. Whatever the application, rotary dryers are often Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Aftermarket Process Engineering and Equipment Solutions

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on aftermarket process engineering and equipment solutions. Aftermarket services such as equipment and process audits and even process optimization and testing are invaluable tools in maintaining an efficient and reliable production process, as well as ensuring equipment life Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Rotary Dryer Misalignment?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Causes of Rotary Dryer Misalignment

Rotary dryer misalignment is oftentimes the result of improper base installation. Misalignment in the base will quickly spread through the rest of the drum, causing wear and damage to other drum components. In addition, misalignment can occur naturally over time as part of normal rotary Continue reading →

 

Processing Gypsum for Use in Soil Amendments

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized Gypsum

Gypsum, or calcium sulfate dihydrate, is a common element found worldwide. In fact, over 90 countries mine more than 110 million tons per year. Gypsum’s global prevalence is fortunate considering its versatility. It is a key ingredient in cement, plaster, and even building materials. Gypsum Continue reading →

 

Electric Vehicles Reviving US Copper Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Electric-Vehicles-Bring-Back-US-Copper-Industry

The Copper Development Association expects to see seven million electric vehicles on US roads by 2025 – a substantial increase from today’s estimated 567,000. With the amount of copper in electric vehicles substantially more than what’s required in gas-powered cars, the group anticipates the electric Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Phosphates Processing Equipment

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on equipment used in the phosphates industry. Phosphates are an irreplaceable mineral critical to sustaining life on earth. Phosphate Processing Equipment Overview takes a look at the many pieces of equipment used to transform phosphate materials into Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Replacement Paddles

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Replacement Paddles for Pug Mill/Paddle Mixer

Today’s photo highlights a set of replacement paddles for a pug mill. Abrasive or corrosive materials may cause premature wear on paddles. Regular wear, over an extended period of time, may also serve as a reason to seek new paddles. No matter the reason, paddles Continue reading →

 

Principles of Heat Transfer as Applied to Rotary Dryers, Rotary Kilns, and Rotary Coolers

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Heat Transfer - Radiation

Whether you are using a rotary dryer, rotary kiln, or rotary cooler, there is one thing that all these instruments have in common: they all use methods of heat transfer to carry out their jobs. Heat transfer is how heat moves from one source to Continue reading →