All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Photo of the Week: 3D Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Pin Mixer

This week’s photo is a 3D image of a pin mixer. Pin mixers are industrial mixers that can be used in mixing, agglomeration, and conditioning applications. They are particularly adept at processing fine materials such as powders, and are commonly used to process materials such Continue reading →

 

Double Shaft Paddle Mixers: The Choice for Heavy Duty Applications

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Paddle Mixer

When it comes to mixing bulk solids, few industrial mixers can stand up to the double-shaft paddle mixer. The paddle mixer, or pug mill, is often chosen for its ability to create a homogeneous mixture from both wet and dry ingredients, offering a versatile solution Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Attrition?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Attrition

Attrition transpires when agglomerates break down into fines- an undesirable occurrence that results in excess dust and waste product. It is commonly seen with granules produced via compaction granulation, and is caused by the rough, jagged edges rubbing against one another and wearing down the Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Profile on Pug Mills for Copper Concentrates

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on Pug Mills for Copper Concentrates

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on pug mills for copper concentrates. Pug mills are a critical piece of equipment in processing copper concentrates for smelting – so critical in fact, that many companies will purchase two at a time – one as Continue reading →

 

Pin Mixers: An Ideal Solution for Processing Ultra Fine Materials

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pin Mixer

Pin mixers are an industrial mixing solution ideal for mixing, conditioning, and agglomerating material fines in the presence of a binder. While paddle mixers are best-suited for heavy-duty materials such as ores, pin mixers excel in applications where extremely fine materials, such as powders, must Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Common Paddle Mixer Applications?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Common Paddle Mixer Applications

Paddle mixers are relatively flexible devices, able to mix, condition, and agglomerate a diverse range of bulk solid materials. They are also adept at processing both liquid and solid feeds, and can be used as stand-alone pieces of equipment, or prior to processing in a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Micro-Pelletizing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Micropelletizing

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets. This differs from traditional pelletizing, in that it produces much smaller pellets, typically around 20-60 mesh. Pin mixers are the equipment of choice when it comes to micro-pelletizing; they can be used as a Continue reading →

 

The Top 4 Paddle Mixer Maintenance Tips

This article was authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Paddle Mixer 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 the best Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum or Pelletizing Disc?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum or Pelletizing Disc

When it comes to agglomerating a material, people are often faced with the decision of choosing between a rotary drum agglomerator and a disc pelletizer. Though the choice may seem overwhelming at first, there are many things to take into account that will help you Continue reading →

 

Iron Ore Pelletizing Essential in Meeting Future Steel Needs

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized Iron Ore

As the world leader in tumble growth agglomeration, FEECO provides a variety of services and equipment around pelletizing iron ore. Steel is an essential component in the modern world – from appliances and vehicles to energy and infrastructure, steel makes up much of the world Continue reading →