Photo of the Week: Tire Mounting Styles

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire Mounting Styles

This week’s photo shows two different rotary drum tire mounting styles: the wedged and pinned mount (at left), and the floating mount (at right). Traditionally, wedged and pinned mounts were used to mount the tire to the shell of the drum. And while they offer Continue reading →

 

Processing Phosphates for Use in the Fertilizer Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Processing Phosphates for Use in Fertilizers

Phosphorus is a vital component to the health of plants, assisting in many biological processes that help to create strong stems and roots, aid in resistance to disease, and create a more productive plant overall. Phosphorus is derived from phosphate rock, deposits of which are Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Limestone Dryer

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Limestone Dryer Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a limestone dryer. The use of a rotary dryer is critical in many limestone processing operations. This project profile highlights a limestone dryer FEECO provided for Calcium Products to produce agricultural products. Click here to view Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Is a Rotary Drum or Disc Pelletizer Right for my Process?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum vs. Disc Pelletizer

During the pursuit of an effective non-pressure agglomeration solution, the choice between a rotary drum and a disc pelletizer often arises. To help determine the best equipment for your material and process, the following should be taken into consideration: recycle, throughput, and maintenance. Recycle. One Continue reading →

 

Rising Interest in Remineralization for Soil Restoration Efforts

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Remineralization

Reports of depleted soils and increasingly nutrient-deficient crops have littered headlines in recent years. Scientists around the world are calling for improved management of soils as the effects of long-term misuse become more evident and the struggle to feed a growing population puts agriculture under Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Thermal Processing Equipment

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Thermal Processing Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on thermal processing equipment. Thermal processing is used throughout many industries as a way to process bulk solids for an intended process or product – whether through drying, cooling, chemical reaction, or physical change. This infographic covers the Continue reading →

 

A Guide to Finding the Right Aftermarket Service Provider

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

A Guide to Finding the Right Aftermarket Service Provider

Maintaining an industrial processing operation often feels like a juggling act; the needs of the equipment must be balanced with production times and output requirements. Downtime and maintenance costs must be kept to a minimum. It is here that the right aftermarket services at the Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Animal Feed Granulation

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Animal Feed Granulation Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on animal feed granulation. MCP and DCP animal feed products are a critical part of providing adequate livestock nutrition. FEECO offers an improved approach to the traditional method of MCP and DCP granulation, ultimately providing a superior feed Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Kiln Insulation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Insulation

Our photo this week comes from a processing plant where a rotary kiln is being used to process a bulk solid. The equipment in the image is a direct-fired rotary kiln with insulation on the exterior of the drum shell. Insulation helps to increase efficiency Continue reading →

 

The Truth About Fluid Bed Dryer Efficiency

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The Truth About Fluid Bed Dryer Efficiency

When it comes to processing bulk solids, the debate over which type of industrial dryer – rotary or fluid bed – is superior continues to plague the industry. Adding to confusion is the fact that there are many myths clouding the decision-making process when choosing Continue reading →