All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

Part Spotlight: Breeching Assembly

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Breeching

Rotary drum breechings house the inlet and outlet ends of the rotary drum and provide a place for feed and discharge to occur.  What breechings are available?  FEECO offers both inlet and outlet breechings for rotary drums of all types and in various materials of Continue reading →

 

Using Agglomeration to Improve Bed Permeability for Liquids & Gases

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration in Improving Bed Permeability

While agglomeration is most often considered as a means to a product’s end, in some cases, it also frequently serves as an important stepping stone behind the scenes in the production of other materials and products.  In these cases, agglomeration, or pelletizing, is a vital Continue reading →

 

Ensuring A Smooth Rotary Drum Installation

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Installation

A rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, agglomerator, or otherwise, is a major investment and integral part of many industrial processing systems. From drying and cooling bulk solids before storage, to agglomerating ore fines in a heap leaching operation, the rotary drum often serves Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum Girth Gears: Flange or Spring Mount?

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Girth Gear Mounting Styles

Heavy-duty and built for high-horsepower jobs, the gear and pinion drive assembly is one of the most popular rotary drum drive assemblies on the market. In utilizing a gear and pinion drive, one must decide how the gear portion of the assembly will be affixed Continue reading →

 

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 →

 


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