Photo of the Week: 1950s Granulation Drum

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

1950s Granulation Drum

This week’s photo is a granulation drum, or granulator, from the late 1950s.   Granulation drums are commonly utilized in the fertilizer industry when a chemical reaction is required during agglomeration. In this case, the drum is fitted with a cross-pipe reactor, where liquid ingredients Continue reading →

 

The Benefits of Adding A Pin Mixer to a Limestone Disc Pelletizing System

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Limestone Pelletizing

Made up of Calcium Carbonate, limestone is mined around the world for use in agricultural applications as a soil amendment for neutralizing soil pH. Typically crushed prior to use, limestone is processed to a very fine powder. And while highly effective for use on soils, Continue reading →

 

Improving Feedstock Uniformity to Optimize Bulk Solids Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Improving-Feedstock-Uniformity-to-Optimize-Bulk-Solids-Processing

Feedstock inconsistency is a major cause of processing and product quality issues when drying or agglomerating bulk solids. As such, ensuring a consistent feedstock is often the first step to mitigating issues, streamlining production, and improving end product quality.  A wide variety of complications may Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Tire Grinding Page

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Tire-Grinding-Page

This week’s highlighted resource is a page on tire grinding. Tire grinding is a service used to refinish rotary drum tires and trunnion wheels to like-new condition. It is a vital tool in prolonging the life of a rotary drum, as problems that begin in Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Agglomeration?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Sample pellets from FEECO's lab.

Agglomeration, the process of particle size enlargement, is used to solve material problems and improve product characteristics. In general, agglomerating a material can offer many benefits, including:     End product benefits– dust-free product handling, and improved product characteristics. Ex: The agglomeration of cattle manure Continue reading →

 

Processing Phosphates for Use in Animal Feed

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

High Speed Mixer for Phosphate Animal Feed Granulation

Phosphorus is an essential component in the makeup of life on Earth. Not only is it a building block in growing healthy, strong plants, but it is also an important building block for humans and animals as well; most notably, phosphorus aids in a variety Continue reading →

 

Conversion to Fuel via Pyrolysis Could be the Answer to the Plastics Plague

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Plastic-to-Fuel-Conversion-via-Pyrolysis

Touted as a miracle material, plastics have revolutionized modern society in countless ways; they keep our food fresher longer, they ensure medical devices remain sterile, and they make up many of the products and devices we use throughout our daily lives. But while plastic has Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Mining Brochure

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Mining-Production-Equipment-Brochure

The brochure highlights FEECO’s diverse capabilities in the mining industry, including agglomeration drums for use in the heap leaching process, conveyors for handling ore, and more. Click here to view the brochure. To receive weekly articles, new resources, and industry news, subscribe to our blog Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pugmill Post-Processing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug Mill Post Processing

This week’s photo shows a pugmill mixer from the FEECO Innovation Center, where our team of process experts conditioned an iron-based material. Conditioning typically refers to the act of mixing a material; this may be to prepare it for pelletizing, to reduce issues associated with Continue reading →

 

Co-Current Vs. Counter Current Drying

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary dryer

Many factors are taken into consideration when designing a rotary dryer that can both efficiently and effectively dry a material. Factors such as bulk density, specific heat, and flowability, among others, all interact to influence how the material will behave in the dryer, and subsequently, Continue reading →