All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

5 Questions to Ask When Buying an Agglomerator

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Agglomerator

For many companies, the purchase of an agglomerator is a huge acquisition. Considered an industrial workhorse, agglomerators can perform a wide array of processes and benefits. Consequently, this versatility may raise a lot of questions or even leave a customer wondering where to begin. Since Continue reading →

 

Material Characteristics That Influence Granulator Design

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Featured-Image-Material-Characteristics-That-Influence-Granulation-Drum-Design

The granulation drum, or granulator, is a diverse processing tool used throughout various industries to produce a granular product via wet granulation (also known as non-pressure, tumble growth, or agitation agglomeration). The design of a commercial-scale granulation drum must take several factors into consideration in Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Sparger Support System

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Sparger Support System in Conditioning Drum

This week’s photo highlights a sparger support system, or mounting bracket, inside of a coating drum. Spargers are commonly used in coating applications to coat pellets or granules after pelletization or compaction. Coating is done for various reasons, such as to change the color of Continue reading →

 

Benefits of Agglomeration in an SX-EW Process for Improved Copper Extraction

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Benefits of Agglomeration in an SX-EW Process for Improved Copper Extraction

Copper is a versatile metal used in many of the products that modern civilization relies on, from electronics to infrastructure. For decades, smelting has been the primary approach to copper extraction. Although this method has proven to be effective for high grade sulfide ores, it Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Direct Drive Assembly

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Direct Drive Assembly

This week’s photo highlights a rotary dryer’s direct drive assembly, the arrangement which causes the drum to rotate. The direct drive assembly is ideal for small to medium size drums running up to 75 horsepower. Here’s how it looks: A shaft is mounted to a Continue reading →

 

Controlling Particle Size through Agglomeration

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Controlling Particle Size With Agglomeration - Pelletized Synthetic Gypsum

The ability to control the sizing of bulk solids has become a critical aspect to the success of many processes and products, allowing for more efficient processing, more predictable results, and ultimately a better end product. Agglomeration offers the unique opportunity to fine-tune particle size Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Retention Time

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design - Retention time

Retention time, also called residence time, is the amount of time that the material must be processed in the rotary dryer in order to achieve the desired results. The retention time required for a given application is determined through balancing the necessary process parameters – Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Drums vs Granulation Drums- What’s the Difference?

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum Agglomerator vs Rotary Drum Granulator

When looking for versatile manufacturing equipment capable of producing granules, an agglomerator or granulator drum will predictably turn up in your search. Because drum equipment is flexible and capable of processing large throughputs, they are extensively used in many different industries. Unfortunately, the pervasive use Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Gold Ore Agglomeration Drum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Gold Ore Drum Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a gold ore agglomeration drum. Agglomeration drums, also known as agglomerators, are frequently used in processing gold ore at heap leaching operations to improve heap permeability. In this specific instance, FEECO was commissioned to replace a Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Rotary Drum Girth Gears Webpage

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Girth Gears Page

This week’s resource highlights rotary drum girth gears. The gear on a rotary drum in a gear and pinion drive assembly setup is an integral component, providing both structural support and rotation. As such, worn gears should be replaced immediately to prevent damage from affecting Continue reading →

 


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