Photo of the Week: Disc Pelletizer Expanded Metal

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer with Expanded Metal

This week’s photo shows the expanded metal on a disc pelletizer. During pelletizing, a layer of build-up across the surface of the disc is needed to aid in pellet formation. This layer allows the pellets to roll on top of like material, which helps to Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kilns vs. Rotary Dryers: What’s the Difference?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kilns vs. Rotary Dryers

When it comes to thermal processing, how do you know if you need a rotary kiln, or a rotary dryer? Though these two products share similar thermal processing principles, they are used in very different applications. While rotary kilns can dry a product, their main Continue reading →

 

Potassium Sulfate (SOP): A High-Value Alternative to Potassium Chloride (MOP)

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Potassium-Sulfate-Granules

A booming population, combined with many other factors, has put market traction around potassium sulfate (K2SO4) in recent years. Data Bridge Market Research estimates that the potassium sulfate market will exhibit a CAGR of 5.5% between 2017 to 2024, landing at 10,535.84 thousand tons by Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Advanced Particle Analysis

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Advanced-Particle-Analysis

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on advanced particle analysis. The brochure highlights how advanced particle analysis technology is used in the FEECO Innovation Center to improve process transparency, as well as how the technology can be integrated into commercial production facilities. Click here Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Advantages of a Reversing Shuttle Conveyor?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Reversing Shuttle Conveyor

A reversing shuttle conveyor is essentially a belt conveyor mounted onto a rail system, and offers numerous advantages to a material handling system, including: A stationary inlet: the stationary feed chute allows for processed material to be directed to one central location. Reversible belt direction: Continue reading →

 

A Look at Indirect Coolers

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Proppant

Indirect rotary coolers are a special type of industrial cooler used to resolve unique cooling application challenges. Although not as commonly used as a direct rotary cooler, the use of an indirect cooler is still an essential step for managing temperatures of specific materials within Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Process Optimization

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary-Kiln-System-Optimization

Rotary kilns have become an integral processing device throughout many industries. Capable of facilitating chemical reactions and phase changes, they are applied to a diverse range of applications, from metal recovery, to specialty chemical production, and carbon activation, to name a few. In fact, the Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Rotary Dryer Sizing & Design

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Rotary-Dryer-Sizing-and-Design

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary dryer sizing and design. Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design provides an overview on the complex process behind sizing and designing a rotary dryer for a given application. Material properties that affect dryer design are also Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Pug Mill

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug Mill/Paddle Mixer

This week’s photo highlights a pugmill mixer, also known as a paddle mixer, in 3D. The image was created by FEECO’s CAD Specialists. Pug mills are comprised of two counter-rotating shafts fastened with pitched paddles. The paddles use a high-torque, kneading and folding over motion Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Drums vs Granulation Drums- What’s the Difference?

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum Agglomerator vs Rotary Drum Granulator

When looking for versatile manufacturing equipment capable of producing granules, an agglomerator or granulator drum will predictably turn up in your search. Because drum equipment is flexible and capable of processing large throughputs, they are extensively used in many different industries. Unfortunately, the pervasive use Continue reading →