This Week’s Featured Articles: Floating Tire Assemblies, Direct Vs. Indirect Kilns & Dryers, and How Limestone and Gypsum Help Pelletize Other Materials

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Floating Tire Mount

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Floating Tire Assembly Improves Rotary Drum Operation & Longevity Floating Tire Assembly Improves Rotary Drum Operation & Longevity provides an overview on Continue reading →

 

Pneumatic Hammer Knocker Improves on Drum Knocker Design

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Knockers are a valuable tool in minimizing buildup in rotary dryers, coolers, granulators, and coating drums, giving plant managers the opportunity to improve production and product quality. FEECO has developed the pneumatic hammer knocker to provide a more flexible alternative to the commonly chosen ball Continue reading →

 

Aluminum Demand Continues to Surge, But Challenges Remain

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Aluminum Demand

Not long ago we highlighted the numerous factors causing a surge of growth in aluminum production and recycling. New applications continue to push this trend, but a few challenges could stand in the way of the industry’s growth.  As a leading supplier of aluminum decoating Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 2-Way Transfer Chute

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Transfer Chute Diverter

This week’s photo comes from an energy plant where FEECO provided the custom biomass fuel handling equipment system. The equipment shown in the photo is a 2-way electric actuated diverter / transfer chute. This diverter directs material from the fuel hog/screen system to either the Continue reading →

 

Maintaining your Gypsum Processing Operation

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Gypsum

Keeping up with routine maintenance can be a difficult task. However, following proper maintenance procedures is a must because it is the best way to preserve gypsum processing equipment. Maintaining your gypsum processing operation provides invaluable benefits such as downtime prevention, safer work conditions, and Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Material Characteristics that Influence Granulator Design, Bulk Solids Conditioning, and How Complex Fertilizers Provide More Uniform Nutrient Distribution

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Material Characteristics that Influence Granulation Drum Design

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Material Characteristics That Influence Granulator Design Material Characteristics That Influence Granulator Design takes a look at the material characteristics that can have Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Rotary Drum Seals

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Seals

Rotary drum seals provide a seal between the rotating drum and stationary housing. This contributes significantly to process efficiency by preventing air from leaking into the drum’s processing environment.  What seals are available?  FEECO offers a number of seal options depending on the level of Continue reading →

 

Iron Ore Pellet Production a Bottleneck for Steel Producers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Pellets

While battery metals have largely stolen the world stage, iron ore and steel aren’t far behind; the steel industry has been on a rollercoaster ride since before the pandemic, and it doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. Pellet producers around the world are struggling Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the role of drying in agglomeration?

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Role of Drying in Agglomeration

Drying plays a crucial role in agglomeration, and can be utilized in both pre- and post-agglomeration processing. Many materials must retain a certain moisture level in order for agglomeration to occur. Thus rotary dryers can be implemented to reduce the feedstock’s moisture prior to agglomeration, Continue reading →

 

The Importance of Material Characteristics in Rotary Dryer Sizing

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer (Drier) Sizing

The process of sizing a rotary dryer is one of precise engineering involving complex calculations and meticulous design. While the process is not well simplified into a few paragraphs, an explanation can be offered as to some of the concepts behind the process of rotary Continue reading →

 


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