All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

Roofing Granule Plants Rely on Rotary Drum Maintenance to Keep Up With Demand

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Roofing Granule Rotary Drum

With several factors at play, demand for roofing granules has gone through the proverbial roof, and manufacturers are doing everything they can to keep up. This surge in demand, combined with the abrasive nature of roofing granules, has put added strain on roofing granule production Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Refurbished Tire and Trunnion Wheel

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Refurbished Tire (Tyre) and Trunnion Wheel, Tire and Trunnion Wheel Refinished via Tire Grinding

Today’s photo highlights a refurbished tire and trunnion wheel. Rotary drum tires and trunnion wheels can become worn over time, resulting in a variety of unwanted characteristics such as pitting, spalling and timing marks. If the wear is left untreated, the weight of the drum Continue reading →

 

Pelletizing Offers Sugar Beet Producers Opportunity to Reuse Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (Spent Lime)

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Limestone

Precipitated calcium carbonate is a byproduct of the sugar industry, produced during the purification of sugar from beets.  This waste has long presented a management problem for sugar producers. As many are discovering, however, by pelletizing precipitated calcium carbonate, they are able to recover value Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Differences Between FEECO’s Drive Assemblies?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Differences Between FEECO Drive Assemblies

FEECO offers a variety of options in drive assemblies for your rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulation drum, all selected based on the requirements of the application. Chain and Sprocket Drive Assembly Chain and sprocket drive assemblies are ideal for smaller drums running up to Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why Add a Rotary Agglomerator to the Heap Leaching Process?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Why Add a Rotary Agglomerator to the Heap Leaching Process

The addition of a rotary agglomerator to the heap leaching process can provide exceptional benefits to the operation as a whole. Agglomerated ore fines are uniform in shape, allowing the leaching solution to more easily permeate through the heap. Additionally, the leaching solution can be Continue reading →

 

Material Pretreatment Requirements for Pelletizing

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletizing Pretreatment

Pelletizing is a valuable tool in managing the properties of bulk solids. From flowability to bulk density and so much more, pelletizing gives producers in nearly every industry a way to control the handling and performance characteristics of their bulk solids. And while pelletizing provides 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Gears

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Gear Replacement

This week’s photo shows a rotary drum gear before and after replacement. The gear on the left is exhibiting excessive wear and inadequate lubrication. This is an example of extreme wear, and was caused by tramp material entering the gear mesh. At right, the gear Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Bearing Installation

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Rotary Drum Bearing

This week’s photo comes from the FEECO Fabrication Center, and shows a bearing being mounted onto an adapter with the help of a hydraulic nut. Bearings are part of the support structure for a rotary drum, located on trunnion bases, with the pinion shaft sitting Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum?

Agglomeration drums and granulation drums are two of many terms used to describe rotary drum equipment. Granulation drums are typically used in the agricultural industry for fertilizer production. The tumbling motion inside of the drum creates uniform fertilizer granules that are easy to handle and Continue reading →

 


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