All Blog Posts about ‘Material Handling’

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 →

 

Bucket Elevator Basics

This article was authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Bucket Elevators

If material needs to be moved vertically, chances are a bucket elevator is the ideal solution for the job. In fact, the versatility and configurability of this equipment make bucket elevators a common material handling system in a number of different industries. Listed below are Continue reading →

 

Bucket Elevator Design: Centrifugal Vs. Continuous

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Bucket Elevator Intermediate Sections

When selecting a bucket elevator, the goal is to allow for the most efficient process flow possible. In order to do this, it is important to understand the design functions of each piece of equipment and how they affect the material that is being handled. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Lignite Coal Conveyors

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Lignite Coal Conveyors

This week’s photo highlights a material handling system FEECO supplied to a US-based customer. The system was used to transport lignite coal, and included the following conveyors:     • 36” x 700’ (.9 x 213 m) conveyor with 180’ (55 m) lift (300 TPH) Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Role does Material Handling Play in Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Role Does Material Handling Play in Agglomeration

Material handling equipment moves raw and processed material from one location to another throughout the agglomeration facility. To effectively transfer the material, the following should first be evaluated when designing material handling equipment used within an agglomeration operation: Application. Will the material be moving long Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Traveling Belt Tripper

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Traveling Belt Tripper

This week’s photo is a traveling belt tripper under fabrication. Traveling trippers are used to dislodge material off of the conveyor at designated locations between the terminal pulleys, traveling continuously at a constant speed for layered stacking. FEECO’s trippers are customized to accommodate your desired Continue reading →

 

Long-Term Conveyor Storage: Best Practices

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Best Practices in Belt Conveyor Storage

The material handling equipment employed in any operation, be it frac sand processing, potash mining, or other industrial endeavor, is a critical part of operational efficiency. Conveyors serve to move material around a facility in seamless fluidity for maximum efficiency. But what happens when an Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Bucket Elevator

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Bucket Elevator

Our photo this week is a frac sand bucket elevator. FEECO designed and constructed several centrifugal-style bucket elevators for a frac sand processing plant located in Wisconsin. The various bucket elevator capacities were 10 TPH, 250 TPH, and 500 TPH, with the discharge heights of Continue reading →