All Blog Posts about ‘Granulation Drums’

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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →

 

Part Spotlight: Trunnion Wheel

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Trunnion Wheels

The trunnion wheel, also known as a trunnion roller, is a key structural component of any rotary drum base. What trunnion wheels are available?  FEECO supplies trunnion wheels in 4140 or 4340 stainless steel. Sizes are available all the way up to 48” in diameter.  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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation Drum with Integrated Pipe Reactor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Fertilizer (Fertiliser) Granulation Drum with Pipe Reactor

This week’s photo highlights a granulation drum integrated with a pipe reactor. Granulation drums are ideal for high capacity process settings, or when a chemical reaction is required during agglomeration. In those cases, the drum is fitted with a pipe reactor, as seen in this 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 →

 


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