All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

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 →

 

Agglomeration (Pelletizing) Equipment in Agriculture

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Equipment in Agriculture

Agglomeration (particle size enlargement) is widely used throughout the agriculture industry to minimize dust, improve handling and transportation characteristics, and enhance product performance – among other things. The practice offers benefits to everything from fertilizers and soil amendments, to animal feed products, and even pesticides. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Dial Indicator for Rotary Drum Run-Out

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Dial Indicator for Rotary Drum Run-out

Our photo this week highlights a dial indicator. FEECO’s Customer Service Engineers use the dial indicator to measure rotary drum shell and tire run-out, or the degree to which a drum is out of its standard, cylindrical shape. Temperature changes can cause excess run-out. If Continue reading →

 

A Look at FEECO’s Capabilities in the Heap Leaching Industry

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Heap Leaching Agglomeration Drums (Agglomerators)

Companies that use heap leaching to extract precious metals such as copper, gold, silver, or uranium ore have come to rely on FEECO for their production needs, from preliminary consultation and feasibility/materials testing, to custom equipment manufacturing and system design. FEECO can even offer a Continue reading →

 

Benefits of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in Process Equipment

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Variable Frequency Drives in Process Equipment

Variable Frequency Drives, or VFDs, are not a new technology, but only in recent decades have advancements in the field lowered many of the barriers associated with widespread VFD use, allowing their application in a range of settings.  A recent market study anticipates that the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Trunnion Wheel with Thrust Rollers

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Model of Trunnion Wheels with Thrust Roller

Today’s photo highlights a trunnion wheel and thrust rollers. The 3D image was produced by FEECO’s in-house design team. Trunnion wheels support the weight of a rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator. Most importantly, they provide a place for the tire Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Tire Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire Inspection

Today’s photo highlights a rotary drum tire inspection. A digital caliper depth gauge (pictured) measures the depth of the grooves on the tire. If the grooves are too deep, as defined by the service technician, tire grinding may be proposed to resolve the issue. Grooves Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum Shell Issues: Why They Occur and How to Spot Them

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Shell Issues

The shell is the central component of any type of rotary drum equipment, from rotary drum dryers, coolers, and kilns, to granulators and coating drums. Since problems with the shell often end in catastrophic failure, early identification of an issue is essential to ensuring that Continue reading →

 


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