Tire and Trunnion Grinding: Critical Rotary Drum Maintenance

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tire (Tyre) and Trunnion Grinding

A rotary drum in any industrial process setting, whether it is serving as a dryer, cooler, kiln, or agglomeration drum, is a critical component in the process loop; in most cases, if the rotary drum is offline, the remainder of the process must go down Continue reading →

 

Drying Sugar Beets With a Rotary Dryer for use in Animal Feed

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Drying Sugar Beets with a Rotary Dryer (Drier) for use in Animal Feed

Sugar beet pulp, a by-product of extracting sugar from sugar beets, has been receiving growing attention in agriculture as of late for its value as an alternative to corn silage and because of the many benefits it can offer to livestock producers. And as the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Dual Drive Bucket Elevator

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Dual Drive Bucket Elevator

This week’s photo comes to us from a facility in Wisconsin where FEECO engineered and built several bucket elevators for handling frac sand. The bucket elevator shown in the photo features dual 50HP Shaft Mount Drives. Frac sand has been in the spotlight lately, as Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Gypsum Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Challenges in Gypsum Processing

From drywall to soil amendments, and even tofu, gypsum products surround the average person every day. In fact, the United States alone consumes more than 30 million tons of gypsum annually. Gypsum has many unique characteristics that contribute to its popularity, and gypsum processing works Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: The Calcination of Spodumene Ore, The Differences Between Centrifugal and Continuous Bucket Elevators, and The Impact of the Electric Vehicle Market on US Copper Production

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Direct Fired Rotary Kiln for Spodumene

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: The Role of the Calciner in the Extraction of Lithium From Spodumene The Role of the Calciner in the Extraction of Lithium Continue reading →

 

Bucket Elevator Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket Elevator FAQs

Bucket elevators provide vertical handling solutions to every industry from mining to specialty chemicals, and can be configured to suit a range of handling needs, making them the equipment of choice for most vertical handling applications.  The diversity of bucket elevators often leads to questions Continue reading →

 

A Look at US Gypsum Production

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Gypsum, or hydrous calcium sulfate, is a crucial mineral in the production of everything from wallboard to cement and even many consumer products, surrounding us throughout our daily lives.  The United States produced an estimated 20 million metric tons (Mt) of crude gypsum and 16 Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Non-Pressure Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Non-pressure Agglomeration (also known as agitation agglomeration or tumble-growth agglomeration)?

Non-pressure agglomeration, also known as tumble growth agglomeration, is a process which uses a tumbling motion and binding agent to grow material fines or powders into a spherical pellet form.   Non-pressure agglomeration methods include: Pelletizing (rotary drum or disc pelletizer): a process where material Continue reading →

 

Heap Leaching: A Growing Technology in Beneficiation

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Heap Leaching Ore Drums (Agglomerators)

As a booming global population and emerging economies put pressure on existing resources, and high grade ores become a thing of the past, mining companies are looking for technologies that will allow them to economically recover target materials, namely metals, from low grade ore sources. Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Agglomeration in an SX-EW Process, Pelletizing Iron Ore, & Phosphate Processing Equipment

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Balling Drum

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Benefits of Agglomeration in an SX-EW Process for Improved Copper Extraction Benefits of Agglomeration in an SX-EW Process for Improved Copper Extraction Continue reading →

 


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