All Blog Posts about ‘Material Handling’

Bucket Elevator Maintenance Checklist

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Bucket Elevator Maintenance Checklist

Regardless of the material being handled or the configuration type being used, regular maintenance is absolutely essential to bucket elevators. In addition to preventing costly breakdowns, consistent bucket elevator maintenance provides a multitude of benefits such as improved safety and an increase in the life Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Gold Ore Belt Feeder

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Gold-Ore-Belt-Feeder

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a gold ore belt feeder. FEECO supplied a custom belt feeder for metering gold ore onto a conveyor at a specified rate for a mining company in South America. Click here to view the profile.  To Continue reading →

 

Everything You Need to Know About Bucket Elevator Design

This article was authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Bucket Elevator

Bucket elevators are popular in a wide range of materials and industries. Regardless of their commonplace, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all configuration for this equipment. In order to manage the specific material challenges it will face, as well as complement an overall processing system, it is Continue reading →

 

Achieving Optimal Wood Chip Handling with Custom Equipment

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Wood-Chip-Handling-System

Whether in packaging production, pulp and paper processing, biomass fuel generation or otherwise, wood-based biomass products are handled in a variety of settings and forms, from bark to shredded wood, and perhaps most often, wood chips. The unique characteristics of wood biomass materials require careful Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Wood chip Handling Project Profile

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Wood-Chip-Handling-Project-Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a wood chip handling system. FEECO supplied a complete bulk solids handling system comprised of a number of different types of equipment for transporting wood chips around a biomass fuel facility. Click here to view the Continue reading →

 

Bucket Elevators: The Choice for Vertical Aggregate Handling

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket-Elevators-for-Aggregates

Vertical handling is a necessity in the aggregate industry, transporting material seamlessly throughout a processing facility despite the various heights at which it must be delivered. Throughout aggregate processing facilities, material is elevated for feeding weigh hoppers, loading rail cars, transporting material to various processing Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Conveyor Systems

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Conveyor-Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on conveyor systems. The brochure highlights FEECO belt conveyors and material handling systems. Capacity and horsepower estimation charts, as well as project profiles, are also included. Click here to view the brochure. To receive weekly articles, new resources, Continue reading →

 

Options in Customizing Belt Conveyors

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Belt-Conveyor-Customization-Options

The needs of a bulk solids handling operation can vary significantly and are often incredibly specific from one application to the next. As a result, customization has become a cornerstone of material handling systems, allowing belt conveyors to be expertly applied to any operation. The Continue reading →

 

Material Handling Considerations in Agglomerate Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Material Handling Considerations in Agglomerate Processing

Material handling is an aspect of every industrial process that starts with the transportation of raw material from its original location and ends when the final product arrives at market. During the process, material handling equipment helps move raw and processed materials from one location Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Advantages of a Reversing Shuttle Conveyor?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Reversing Shuttle Conveyor

A reversing shuttle conveyor is essentially a belt conveyor mounted onto a rail system, and offers numerous advantages to a material handling system, including: A stationary inlet: the stationary feed chute allows for processed material to be directed to one central location. Reversible belt direction: Continue reading →