All Blog Posts about ‘Material Handling’

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Conveyor System with Transfer House

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Belt Conveyor System

The photo of the week for this week shows a conveyor system, complete with a transfer house, and radial stacker. Many of our customers are pleasantly surprised when they find out that not only can we design and manufacture a process system for them, but Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on Potash Bucket Elevators

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

potash-bucket-elevators

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on potash bucket elevators. Bucket elevators are frequently used at potash processing facilities for high-capacity vertical transportation of potash. As a preferred provider of heavy-duty bucket elevators, FEECO provided 18 super-capacity bucket elevators to this potash compaction Continue reading →

 

A Guide to Bucket Elevator Installation

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Bucket Elevator Installation Guide

When installing a bucket elevator, it is important to remember that this is a vital piece of equipment in the process flow, requiring attention to detail during installation. Improper installation can lead to inefficiencies, equipment malfunction, and premature wear. Through decades of experience, FEECO has Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on FEECO Bucket Elevators

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket-Elevator-Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on the FEECO Bucket Elevators. FEECO bucket elevators are used throughout a host of industries to provide high-capacity vertical handling of bulk solids from fertilizers to minerals and everything in between. A variety of options and customizations are Continue reading →

 

Bucket Style Selection

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Bucket elevator

Has your company recently decided that it’s time for a new bucket elevator? Or maybe it’s time to replace the buckets on your old elevator? The process can seem fairly intimidating at first; buckets don’t come in a “one size fits all” format and there Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Bucket Elevator

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Bucket Elevator

Today’s photo highlights a 3D bucket elevator. FEECO offers both continuous and centrifugal bucket elevators, all designed and manufactured to meet the needs of the unique material to be transported. Continuous bucket elevators are predominantly used when gentle material transportation is required, such as with fragile Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Factors should be Considered in Bucket Elevator Design?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

A FEECO bucket elevator.

Bucket elevators are an efficient means of transporting material from one location to another, though they do not necessarily come in a one-size-fits-all configuration. Due to their versatility in working with a wide range of materials and industries, bucket elevators must be specifically designed on Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tail End of a Belt Conveyor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Conveyor Tail End

This week’s photo shows the tail end of a belt conveyor. The conveyor is currently under construction at FEECO’s Fabrication Facility located in Green Bay, WI (USA). FEECO’s belt conveyors are available in configurations of 18” to 72” wide, and work with capacities of up Continue reading →

 

Choosing the Correct Conveyor: Basic Functions

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Conveyor

Conveyors come in many shapes and sizes and have an almost unlimited amount of interchangeable components, not to mention the number of add-ons that are available. Selecting the conveyor that best fits the processing system can be overwhelming. The reason for this is that conveyors Continue reading →