This Week’s Featured Articles: Granulating Iron Oxide Pigments, Phosphate Resource Troubles, and Belt Feeder Design & Operation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO Belt Feeder

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Granulating Iron Oxide Pigments for Use in Concrete In Granulating Iron Oxide Pigments for Use in Concrete, we look at the different 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 →

 

Consequences of Inadequate Rotary Dryer Design: Over and Under Drying

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Consequences of Over and Under Drying in Rotary Dryers (Driers)

Although it may seem like a good opportunity for cost savings, a one-size-fits-all approach to rotary dryer design typically yields a dryer that is ill-equipped, resulting in a number of unseen costs associated with product that is under-dried, over-dried, or in most cases, a mix Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Drive Shaft Alignment

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Laser Alignment for Ddrive Assembly

This week’s photo, taken in the FEECO Fabrication facility, shows a FEECO employee using a laser shaft alignment tool to properly align the coupling on the shafts of a drive assembly. The coupling joins the shafts between the drive motor and reducer. The shafts are Continue reading →

 

Activated Alumina Overview

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Activated Alumina Pellets

Activated alumina is a form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3) with a myriad of industrial uses. A recent industry report by Grand View Research estimates the activated alumina market will see a CAGR of 5.4% up to 2025, largely as a result of its use in Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Pelletizing Fine Powder, Aluminum Demand, and Potassium Sulfate (SOP)

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Potassium Sulfate Granules

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: How to Pelletize a Fine Powder In How to Pelletize a Fine Powder, we look at the process of pelletizing a fine Continue reading →

 

The Potash Drying Process: What You Need to Know

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Potash Drying

Potash, or potassium-bearing ore, is primarily used for agricultural purposes, serving as a source of soluble potassium, one of the three primary plant nutrients required to ensure the growth of healthy and nutritious crops.  Mined potash requires processing in order to make the potassium readily Continue reading →

 

The Top 4 Paddle Mixer Maintenance Tips

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Paddle Mixer (Pugmill Mixer, Pug Mill) Maintenance

Even a robust, quality piece of equipment such as a paddle mixer requires maintenance to sustain daily operating procedure. As an added benefit, regular maintenance prevents costly breakdowns, promotes safety, and extends equipment life. To help promote paddle mixer maintenance, outlined below are our top Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the challenges in processing limestone?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletized (Pelletised) Limestone

Limestone is prone to a variety of processing challenges, all of which depend on the unique deposit and the type of processing itself. Abrasion can occur during limestone drying. Heavy-duty rotary dryers are recommended to handle raw limestone’s abrasive characteristics, in addition to adding custom Continue reading →

 

Identifying & Resolving Common Rotary Kiln Processing Challenges

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Processing Challenges When Working with Rotary Kilns

Rotary kilns are incredibly diverse in their processing capabilities, a characteristic that has pushed them into a growing number of applications. And while rotary kilns are reliable machines, they can experience issues, especially when not properly designed, monitored, or maintained. Knowing why such issues occur, Continue reading →

 


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