All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Photo of the Week: 3D Unitized Drive Base

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO Unitized Drive Base for Rotary Drums

Today’s photo highlights FEECO’s unitized drive base in 3D. The unitized drive base is mounting place for the rotary drum drive motor, reducer, and pinion gear. The drive is mounted on an adjustable one-piece base to allow for backlash adjustment of the pinion gear. The Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Rotary Drum Tires

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire

Rotary drum tires, also known as riding rings, are a structural component of the rotary drum, facilitating smooth and concentric rotation and providing support to the drum shell.  What drum tires are available?  FEECO supplies tires in 1045, 4140, and 4340 stainless steel. Sizes are Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Equipment is Used to Pre-Condition Material for Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Equipment Used to Precondition Material for Agglomeration, Pugmill Mixer (Pug Mill, Paddle Mixer)

Pre-conditioning, or preparing material for agglomeration, is critical to agglomeration success; it can help improve further processing, and create a more refined end product. FEECO offers the following pre-conditioning equipment: Rotary Dryer. A material must fall within a set moisture range to agglomerate effectively. Materials Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Agglomeration Drum

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Agglomeration Drum (Agglomerator)

Our photo this week is a 3D agglomeration drum. An agglomeration drum is a rotating, cylindrical drum which utilizes a tumble and grow action to form spherical granules in the presence of a liquid binder. More specifically, material and binder are fed into the drum Continue reading →

 

A Look at the Process of Recycling EAF Dust

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Recycled EAF Dust, Pelletized (Pelletised) EAF Dust

The Problem with EAF Dust EAF dust is a by-product of the steel production process, and refers to the dust collected during the melting of steel in an electric arc furnace. In 2006 alone, it was estimated that global production of EAF dust reached a Continue reading →

 

Increasing Efficiency with Process Training for Pelletizing

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Increasing Efficiency with Process Training for Pelletizing (Pelletising)

While training is the cornerstone of many successful processes, it is especially critical when working with a disc pelletizing system. Pelletizing material on a disc pelletizer is considered a blend of both art and science; a number of variables must be balanced to maintain consistent Continue reading →

 

The Importance of Concentricity in Rotary Drums and Tires (Riding Rings)

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Concentricity in Rotary Drums

Quality fabrication is one of the most influential factors in maximizing the life of a rotary drum, whether it is a rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator. One critical aspect of drum fabrication is the concentricity of the drum and its supporting tires (riding rings). Continue reading →

 

Rotary Scrubbers Offer Benefits Over Alternatives

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Scrubber

Scrubbing is an integral washing step employed in the beneficiation of many types of ores and minerals, helping to remove contaminants and gangue and ultimately improve recovery of the target material. While a variety of equipment types exist for scrubbing ore, the rotary scrubber offers Continue reading →

 

Using Agglomeration to Improve the Flowability of Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Improving Flowability through Agglomeration

The flow properties of a bulk solid can have a significant impact on process efficiency and the success of the end product. And while bins, hoppers, and the like are often designed to minimize such issues, agglomeration can be a valuable tool in improving the Continue reading →

 

A Look at Conditioning Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Glass Batch Conditioned in a Pin Mixer

Conditioning is a term used frequently in the field of bulk solids processing to describe a wide range of material treatments, be it for a raw material, a byproduct, or a finished product. Conditioning is an important component in the processing of bulk solids, allowing Continue reading →

 


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