All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

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 →

 

Using Agglomeration to Improve the Flowability of Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Improving Flowability through Agglomeration

The flow properties of a bulk solid can have a significant impact on process efficiency and the success of the end product. And while bins, hoppers, and the like are often designed to minimize such issues, agglomeration can be a valuable tool in improving the Continue reading →

 

A Look at Conditioning Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Glass Batch Conditioned in a Pin Mixer

Conditioning is a term used frequently in the field of bulk solids processing to describe a wide range of material treatments, be it for a raw material, a byproduct, or a finished product. Conditioning is an important component in the processing of bulk solids, allowing Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum Training: Maintaining Proper Float Between Thrust Rollers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Training

An adequate preventative maintenance plan is a major contributing factor to maximizing the service life of a rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator.  Despite being a rugged piece of equipment, rotary drums require a careful balance of load on mechanical components Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drums: the Equipment of Choice for Processing Potash at Mines and Fertilizer Plants

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drums in Potash Processing

Rotary drums are the industry standard for everything from granulating fertilizers, to drying, cooling, and even coating them. Throughout the US – and the world – this diverse type of equipment dots the landscape at both mine sites and fertilizer production facilities of all kinds. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ore Agglomerator

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore Agglomerator

Our photo this week shows a rotary ore agglomerator preparing for shipment. The drum, weighing in at around 55 Tons, is being lifted by a crane onto a base while it awaits shipment. Ore agglomerators are used in heap leaching processes around the world for Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Liner

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum Liner

Our photo this week shows the interior of a rotary drum with a rubber liner installed. Flexible rubber liners are often used in rotary drums to help prevent buildup caused by material sticking to itself and the sides of the drum. Rubber liners are used Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Non-Pressure Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Non-pressure Agglomeration (also known as agitation agglomeration or tumble-growth agglomeration)?

Non-pressure agglomeration, also known as tumble growth agglomeration, is a process which uses a tumbling motion and binding agent to grow material fines or powders into a spherical pellet form.   Non-pressure agglomeration methods include: Pelletizing (rotary drum or disc pelletizer): a process where material Continue reading →

 

Heap Leaching: A Growing Technology in Beneficiation

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Heap Leaching Ore Drums (Agglomerators)

As a booming global population and emerging economies put pressure on existing resources, and high grade ores become a thing of the past, mining companies are looking for technologies that will allow them to economically recover target materials, namely metals, from low-grade ore sources. One Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Worn Gear Mesh

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Gear Mesh

Today’s photo shows the gear mesh of a gear and pinion drive, the mechanism that causes a rotary drum to rotate. The face of the teeth here are worn, an indication that the gear should be replaced, or they may break off. In most cases, replacement Continue reading →

 


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