All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Rotary Drum Granulator Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Granulator

Rotary drum granulators, also known as agglomeration or granulation drums, are pivotal to a wide array of industrial processes, helping producers working with bulk solids to condition and agglomerate their materials for downstream processing, easier handling, and improved performance.  In selecting agglomeration/granulation equipment and evaluating Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Seed Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Seed Pellets in the Pelletizing (Pelletising) Process

This week’s photo shows seed pellets from a batch disc pelletizer (pan granulator) test in the FEECO Innovation Center. Many pelletization processes first begin by pre-conditioning fine powder with moisture; the material is pre-conditioned in a pin mixer, and then fed onto the disc pelletizer Continue reading →

 

The Pin Mixer: An Ideal Solution for Processing Ultra-Fine Materials

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The Pin Mixer: An Ideal Solution for Ultra-Fine Materials

The pin mixer is an industrial mixing solution ideal for mixing, conditioning, and agglomerating material fines in the presence of a binder. While the pugmill mixer (paddle mixer) is best suited for heavy-duty materials such as ores, the pin mixer excels in applications where extremely Continue reading →

 

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

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Common Pugmill Mixer (Pug Mill, 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Coating Drum in Operation

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Coating Drum in operation

This photo of the week shows the inside of a coating drum while in operation at the FEECO Innovation Center. Coating pellets is desirable for many reasons, including to control dust, caking, or moisture absorption, or to improve flowability of a material. Coatings are also Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Variables to Consider when Operating a Pan Pelletizer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer (Pelletiser, Pan Granulator) in Operation

Pan pelletizer operation is oftentimes considered an art because of the many mechanical and process variables that must be properly combined to achieve the desired pellet characteristics. A trained operator is necessary to create the most efficient pelletization process, and the most ideal end-product. The Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum Retention Time Demystified

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Retention Time

In the field of continuous bulk solids processing equipment, retention time can be one of the most influential variables in a process setting, particularly when processing material in a rotary dryer, rotary kiln, granulator, or other type of rotary drum. Despite its importance, however, retention Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation Drum

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Granulator (Granulation Drum)

This week’s photo is a granulation drum inside the FEECO manufacturing facility. Granulation drums, or granulators, are commonly used to process fertilizer. When the drum rotates, fertilizer granules tumble along the interior of the drum, creating an agglomerated, uniform shape. FEECO custom designs granulation drums Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Limestone Processing

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Limestone Processing Challenges

Limestone is a versatile commodity used to create products for agricultural, environmental, and industrial purposes. Cement, paint, soil amendments, and even breakfast cereals all contain this resourceful mineral. Of course, mined limestone is not naturally found in a suitable form for many of these products. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ore Agglomerators

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore agglomerator

Our photo this week shows two ore agglomerators, used in the heap leaching process to extract metals such as gold, silver, nickel, or copper from ore. Once ore is mined and crushed, it is placed inside a rotary drum agglomerator, along with a leachate solution. Continue reading →

 


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