All Blog Posts about ‘Lab’

Photo of the Week: Before and After Processing in a Batch Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Before and After Processing in a Batch Pin Mixer

This week’s photo highlights a material before and after processing in the FEECO Innovation Center’s batch pin mixer. Pin mixers are adept for mixing, agglomerating, conditioning, micro-pelletizing, and de-dusting applications. The intense spinning action allows them to densify material and create small pellets, an ideal Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Crush Strength Tester

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Crush Strength Tester

This week’s photo is a crush strength tester, a piece of equipment commonly used by Lab Engineers in the FEECO Innovation Center. The crush strength tester determines how much weight, in pounds, a pellet can withstand before it breaks. The analysis provides significant value in Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Limestone Processing

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Limestone Processing Challenges

Limestone is a versatile commodity used to create products for agricultural, environmental, and industrial purposes. Cement, paint, soil amendments, and even breakfast cereals all contain this resourceful mineral. Of course, mined limestone is not naturally found in a suitable form for many of these products. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Raw and Pelletized Iron Ore

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Raw and Pelletized (Pelletised) Iron Ore

Today’s photo shows a raw and pelletized iron ore sample. FEECO is nothing short of familiar with iron ore. Our team of Process Experts regularly work with the material in our Innovation Center, developing the most ideal agglomeration method to turn the ore fines into Continue reading →

 

7 Processes Where FEECO Equipment Can Help Recover Waste

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Waste Recovery from Chicken Litter

The push for a more circular economy continues to reinvent the definition of waste, with companies around the world coming up with creative waste recovery solutions that divert wastes from landfills and ensure critical resources remain in the supply chain.  As a leader in process Continue reading →

 

Reduce Investment Risk with Process Development Services

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Feeco Delivers An Engineered Product

Reducing investment risk is a central focus for buying committees, but it’s often much easier in theory than in practice. For this reason, many companies choose to work with FEECO, taking advantage of our process development services to minimize risk when purchasing process equipment, establishing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Seed Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Seed Pellets in the Pelletizing (Pelletising) Process

This week’s photo shows seed pellets from a batch disc pelletizer (pan granulator) test in the FEECO Innovation Center. Many pelletization processes first begin by pre-conditioning fine powder with moisture; the material is pre-conditioned in a pin mixer, and then fed onto the disc pelletizer Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Coating Drum in Operation

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Coating Drum in operation

This photo of the week shows the inside of a coating drum while in operation at the FEECO Innovation Center. Coating pellets is desirable for many reasons, including to control dust, caking, or moisture absorption, or to improve flowability of a material. Coatings are also Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Solubility Test

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Solubility test with coated and uncoated agglomerates

This week’s photo comes from the FEECO Innovation Center, where a sample is ready for a solubility test. Solubility tests, or dissolving tests, look at how agglomerates behave in water. By submerging the agglomerated product in beakers of water, our process experts specifically analyze if Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the challenges in processing limestone?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletized (Pelletised) Limestone

Limestone is prone to a variety of processing challenges, all of which depend on the unique deposit and the type of processing itself. Abrasion can occur during limestone drying. Heavy-duty rotary dryers are recommended to handle raw limestone’s abrasive characteristics, in addition to adding custom Continue reading →

 


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