All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →

 

Five Things to Look for When Selecting a Coating Drum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

What to Look for in a Coating Drum Manufacturer

The coating drum continues to gain traction as a way to meet specialized product requirements in industries working with granular bulk solids; through the addition of a coating drum to an existing production line, producers can improve their ability to control handling characteristics, product performance, Continue reading →

 

Pelletized Gypsum Increasingly Favored by Growers & Producers

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pulverized vs. Pelletized Gypsum

Pulverized gypsum products were the standard for agricultural gypsum for many years, but as growers look to maximize their return on investment, they are increasingly turning toward pelletized gypsum – a premium alternative.  Pelletized gypsum offers several significant advantages over other forms of gypsum such Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Drive Shaft Alignment

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Laser Alignment for Ddrive Assembly

This week’s photo, taken in the FEECO Fabrication facility, shows a FEECO employee using a laser shaft alignment tool to properly align the coupling on the shafts of a drive assembly. The coupling joins the shafts between the drive motor and reducer. The shafts are Continue reading →

 

The Top 4 Paddle Mixer Maintenance Tips

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Paddle Mixer (Pugmill Mixer, Pug Mill) 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 our top Continue reading →

 

Preventing Fertilizer Caking With a Coating Drum

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Preventing Fertilizer (Fertiliser) Caking Through Coating

Caking is one of the most challenging issues that granular fertilizer producers face. This ubiquitous problem causes an array of complications that threaten to degrade product quality, cause dust issues and safety hazards, and even spoil product, representing potentially significant losses and risk. One especially Continue reading →

 

Choosing a Continuous Mixer Manufacturer

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Continuous Pin Mixer

Continuous mixers play a vital role in a wide array of industrial process settings, de-dusting materials, promoting product uniformity, streamlining downstream processes, and so much more. And while the capabilities of a continuous mixer are many, so too are the number of manufacturers offering these Continue reading →

 

Five Ways Agglomeration Improves Dry Bulk Shipping

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Improves Dry Bulk Shipping

Agglomeration brings an array of benefits to processors working with bulk solids, from a cleaner production environment, to improved product performance, and more. One often-forgotten aspect of managing bulk solids where agglomeration can deliver significant value is in dry bulk shipping.  When producers choose to Continue reading →

 


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