All Blog Posts about ‘Material Handling’

Belt Selection: Know the Options

This article was authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Conveyor Belting Options

When selecting the proper conveyor for your process needs, one important factor to consider is the conveyor belting. In order for a conveyor to operate at its full potential, the correct belting options must be selected. Conveyor belting is determined by examining what belt characteristics Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Shuttle Conveyor

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Shuttle Conveyor for handling Petroleum Coke

This week’s Photo of the Week comes to us from a unique project FEECO did in the late 1970s for handling petroleum coke. The image shows the interior of a tube in which the shuttle conveyor was housed when not filling barges. The conveyor would Continue reading →

 

Choosing Between Take-up Options for Belt Conveyors

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Belt Conveyor Take-up Options

The take-up on a belt conveyor is a key component in maintaining proper belt tension, which contributes significantly to process and mechanical stability. Proper belt tension helps to ensure that the belt wears evenly, material is contained in the trough, and the belt runs centrally Continue reading →

 

Choosing a Bucket Elevator Manufacturer

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Choosing a Bucket Elevator Manufacturer

Bucket elevators are used throughout a variety of industries to transport bulk solids to varying heights while requiring only a minimal footprint. They have become a necessity at mineral processing facilities, fertilizer plants, recycling operations, and more. One reason they have become so widespread is Continue reading →

 

Considerations in Replacing a Bucket Elevator

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket Elevator Replacement

When it comes to vertically conveying bulk solids, the bucket elevator is unmatched in its capabilities. This diverse, high-capacity machine has become an essential tool at plants handling everything from fertilizers and minerals, to specialty chemicals and aggregates. The criticality of the bucket elevator is Continue reading →

 

Bulk Material Handling: When to Choose a Belt Conveyor Over a Screw Conveyor

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Benefits of Belt Conveyors Over Screw Conveyors

Efficient and effective bulk material handling is a critical component of any production line and often means the difference between a smooth operation with minimal downtime and constant upsets.  Those looking for a conveyor system are often faced with a choice: belt conveyor or screw Continue reading →

 

Material Considerations in Handling Potash

This article was authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Potash Handling

Handling a demanding material such as potash requires dependable performance from each piece of equipment in a processing facility. The need for reliability holds especially true for material handling equipment. Bucket elevators, belt conveyors, and so forth must be designed to manage the challenges potash Continue reading →

 

Sizing a Bucket Elevator for Maximum Efficiency

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket Elevator

Bucket elevators are available in a wide range of sizes. And while any size bucket elevator can vertically transport material, optimizing the size of the elevator for its intended application is the key to reducing the overall size and cost of the unit while ensuring Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Dual Drive Bucket Elevator

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Dual Drive Bucket Elevator

This week’s photo comes to us from a facility in Wisconsin where FEECO engineered and built several bucket elevators for handling frac sand. The bucket elevator shown in the photo features dual 50HP Shaft Mount Drives. Frac sand has been in the spotlight lately, as Continue reading →

 

Bucket Elevator Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket Elevator FAQs

Bucket elevators provide vertical handling solutions to every industry from mining to specialty chemicals, and can be configured to suit a range of handling needs, making them the equipment of choice for most vertical handling applications.  The diversity of bucket elevators often leads to questions Continue reading →

 


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