All Blog Posts about ‘Coating Drums’

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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →

 

Improving the Fertilizer Coating Process with a Coating Drum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO Fertilizer (Fertiliser) Coating Drum

With producers and buyers becoming more discerning, the need to produce high-quality granular fertilizer products has never been more important; producing a product exactly to the desired specification has become a necessity in today’s ultra-competitive market, particularly when it comes to specialty fertilizer and soil Continue reading →

 

Top Coating Drum Problems (and How to Resolve Them)

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coating Drum

Coating drums have become an increasingly utilized tool in industrial process settings, giving producers the opportunity to coat their granular products for improved handling, performance, and even storage characteristics.  The relative newness of these machines, however, leaves some operators and maintenance personnel struggling to identify Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: When are Coating Drums Used?

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coating Drums

Coating drums are used throughout a number of industries to carry out particle coating applications. Commonly used after agglomerate processing, coating drums work by tumbling particles in a rotating drum and spraying them with the desired coating material. This may be to improve product handling, Continue reading →

 

Engineering a Coating Drum for Roofing Granules

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Roofing Granule Coating

Coating plays a pivotal role in producing roofing granules that not only provide the desired aesthetic appearance, but that can also withstand constant exposure to the elements. Uniformly and consistently coating granules to spec, however, can be a challenge.  One of the best ways to Continue reading →

 

Internals for Optimizing Rotary Drum Efficiency & Performance

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum

Rotary drums are used throughout a number of industries to carry out a range of different objectives, from conditioning to granulation (agglomeration), mixing, and coating. Part of their diverse applicability lies in the ability to customize their internals for a truly optimized processing solution.  In Continue reading →

 

Coating Drums Deliver Improved Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE)

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Fertilizer Coating Drums for Improved Nutrient Use Efficiency

As specialty fertilizer products become increasingly more commonplace, coating drums have emerged as a preferred way to incorporate beneficial additives and nutrients, reduce caking, and prevent dust in fertilizers, among other objectives.  More recently, coating drums have also become recognized as an effective way to Continue reading →

 

Keep These Rotary Drum Parts On Hand to Minimize Downtime

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Spare Parts

Rotary drums are central to many industrial processes, serving to dry, cool, agglomerate, heat, and even coat bulk solids.  While in some cases production can be redirected to another drum, or simply taken offline when a mechanical failure occurs, in most cases, an out-of-commission rotary Continue reading →

 


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