All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

Photo of the Week: Girth Gear Run-Out Procedure

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Girth Gear Run-out Procedure

This week’s photo highlights a girth gear run-out procedure in action. A black strap (pictured) is mounted along the gear’s teeth. A dial indicator follows the strap’s path, and measures the tip of the teeth along the strap. This procedure reveals the amount of wear Continue reading →

 

Pelletizing Plant Optimization: Conducting a Process Audit

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletizing Plant Process Audit Under Way

Various industries rely on pelletizing plants to process bulk solid materials ranging from specialty chemicals and fertilizers, to additives and mineral products. Despite its pervasive use, however, the pelletizing process can be challenging to optimize, particularly for operations that employ a pin mixer-disc pelletizer (pan Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Reasons to Condition Bulk Solids?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What are the Reasons to Condition Bulk Solids

Conditioning is an important part in bulk solids processing, allowing producers to alter the material to fit their unique needs. While there are many reasons to condition a material, three central objectives are highlighted below. To improve the efficiency of the process. Conditioning a material Continue reading →

 

Six Reasons Why Rotary Drums are the Roofing Granule Industry’s Equipment of Choice

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Six Reasons Why the Roofing Granule Industry Chooses Rotary Drums

The roofing granule industry is projected to grow in tandem with demand for asphalt shingles in the coming years as consumers face an increase in extreme weather events, more stringent regulations, and aging homes.  As a result of the aggressive nature of the materials being Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ball and Tube Knocking System

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ball and Tube Knocking System

This week’s photo highlights a ball and tube knocking system. Knocking systems are often implemented to combat build-up inside of a rotary dryer. The systems are usually externally fitted on the inlet end of the dryer, where the incoming material is most wet and sticky. Continue reading →

 

The Role of Coarse Conditioning Drums in Potash Flotation

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coarse Conditioning Drums in Potash Flotation

Made up of sylvite (KCl) and halite (NaCl), sylvinite is an evaporite mineral that serves as the world’s primary source of potash – a nutrient critical to maintaining global food security.  Froth flotation is widely used for separating KCl from NaCl and other undesirable components Continue reading →

 

Floating Tire Assembly Improves Rotary Drum Operation and Longevity

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary drum tires, or riding rings, are one of the primary support components of a rotary drum, resting on trunnion wheels and allowing rotation of the unit on its base.  As technology has advanced, the approach to mounting drum tires has evolved, with each change Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Custom Rotary Drums, 1951-Present

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Custom Rotary Drums - 1951 to Present

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s custom rotary drums, from our early days, to present day. The image on the left was taken in August 1961, ten years after our founding, and the image on the right was photographed in May, 2016. FEECO has custom designed Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is a Pneumatic Hammer Knocking System?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is a Pneumatic Hammer Knocking System?

A pneumatic hammer knocking system is designed to control material build-up inside of a rotary drum. The hammer is mounted above a strike plate on the drum, and delivers an adjustable amount of force as set by the operator. This force “knocks” the drum and Continue reading →

 

Key Considerations in Choosing an Agglomeration Equipment Manufacturer

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Choosing an Agglomeration Equipment Manufacturer

When looking to agglomerate material, many options are available. Agglomeration equipment providers often specialize in a particular industry, type of agglomeration equipment, or category of agglomeration solutions.  As the capabilities, offerings, and experience of each vary significantly, finding the right agglomeration equipment provider requires a Continue reading →

 


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