All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

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 →

 

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 →

 

Part Spotlight: Rotary Drum Knockers

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Rotary Drum Knockers

Knockers are an essential tool in managing buildup in rotary dryers, coolers, and granulation drums, helping to maintain product integrity and process efficiency. What knockers are available? FEECO offers two different types of knockers – pneumatic hammer knockers and ball and tube knockers. Parts and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tire Grinding

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tire (Tyre) and Trunnion Grinding

This week’s photo shows a rotary drum tire being refurbished through tire grinding. Tire grinding is one aspect of rotary drum maintenance that helps to catch problems early on, potentially avoiding costly downtime. All rotary drums, whether heap leaching drums, rotary kilns, or dryers, rest Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Rotary Drum Liners

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Liner

Rotary drum liners protect the drum shell from corrosive or abrasive materials, while also helping to prevent buildup in the drum.  What drum liners are available?  FEECO offers a range of rubber and metal liners for drums of all sizes. Metal liners are available in Continue reading →

 

How to Pelletize a Fine Powder

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

How to Pelletize a Fine Powder

Pelletizing is a type of agitation agglomeration used across industries to convert fine powder materials into granular products. The practice offers a number of benefits, and as a result, continues to be employed in a growing number of applications ranging from minerals to specialty chemicals.  Continue reading →

 

Pneumatic Hammer Knocker Improves on Drum Knocker Design

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Knockers are a valuable tool in minimizing buildup in rotary dryers, coolers, granulators, and coating drums, giving plant managers the opportunity to improve production and product quality. FEECO has developed the pneumatic hammer knocker to provide a more flexible alternative to the commonly chosen ball Continue reading →

 


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