All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

Seven Need-to-Know Rotary Drum Measurements

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum

A rotary drum of any type – be it a rotary dryer, granulator, kiln, or otherwise – is a significant capital investment. And while rotary drums are generally a low-maintenance type of equipment, they do require regular inspection and maintenance in order to continue running Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Heavy-Duty Agglomerators

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore Agglomerators

This week’s photo shows two FEECO agglomerators installed at an ore processing facility. Adding an agglomerator to a heap leaching operation not only increases efficiency, but also maximizes metal recovery, whether the operation is for gold, silver, copper, or nickel ore. These agglomerators work by Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Thrust Rollers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Thrust Roller

Thrust rollers, also sometimes referred to as thrust idlers, are a crucial part of a rotary drum’s base, preventing the drum from drifting longitudinally on its axis.      What thrust rollers are available?  1020 CD 1020 HR A572 1045 HR A36 A283 4140 FEECO Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Conditioning?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Conditioning

Conditioning refers to the processing of bulk solids material for improved efficiency of downstream processing, improved material handling, or to improve product performance. Conditioning can be accomplished using numerous processes and equipment, all varying on the unique characteristics of the material to be processed and Continue reading →

 

Pelletizing Lends a Hand in Recovering Nickel Dust

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletizing, a form of tumble growth agglomeration, continues to be employed in an increasing number of applications, lending an array of benefits to raw materials, end products, and production lines. As demand for nickel continues to rise in the transition to a low-carbon economy, pelletizing Continue reading →

 

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 →

 

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 →

 

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

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. Rotary scrubbers are often used in this role; while a variety of equipment types Continue reading →

 


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