All Blog Posts about ‘Photo of the Week’

Photo of the Week: Indirect Batch Rotary Kiln

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Indirect Batch Kiln

Today’s photo shows an indirect batch rotary kiln in the FEECO Innovation Center. Indirect kilns heat solids to the point where a desired chemical reaction or phase change takes place. Unlike their direct-fired counterparts, indirect kilns are used when a material cannot come into contact Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ammonium Sulfate Granules

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Ammonium Sulfate Granules

This week’s photo illustrates ammonium sulfate granules. FEECO offers comprehensive process solutions for the production of ammonium sulfate using a pipe reactor, a process which produces a premium, round granule.   How does granulation with a pipe reactor work? The pipe reactor is integrated into Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Cooler Under Construction

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Cooler Construction

This week’s photo highlights a nearly completed rotary cooler in FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. FEECO is a one-stop shop when it comes to custom rotary coolers. From conducting thermal feasibility tests in our Innovation Center, engineering and manufacturing coolers around the unique material to be processed, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tire Mounting Styles

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire Mounting Styles

This week’s photo shows two different rotary drum tire mounting styles: the wedged and pinned mount (at left), and the floating mount (at right). Traditionally, wedged and pinned mounts were used to mount the tire to the shell of the drum. And while they offer Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Kiln Insulation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Insulation

Our photo this week comes from a processing plant where a rotary kiln is being used to process a bulk solid. The equipment in the image is a direct-fired rotary kiln with insulation on the exterior of the drum shell. Insulation helps to increase efficiency Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Industrial Mixers in 3D

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Industrial Mixers

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s industrial mixer options: the pin mixer, and pug mill, also known as a paddle mixer. Pin mixers are ideal for processing fine materials in the presence of a liquid binder. They consist of a central rotar shaft affixed with pins, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tire Wear and Restoration

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Tire Wear and Restoration

This week’s photo reveals rotary drum tire wear (left) and tire restoration (right). Through normal wear and tear over time, tires can develop pitting, spalling, timing marks, or grooves, as seen in the left photo. If untreated, these load bearing surfaces can cause the weight Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Trunnion Wheel with Thrust Rollers

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Model of Trunnion Wheels with Thrust Roller

Today’s photo highlights a trunnion wheel and thrust rollers. The 3D image was produced by FEECO’s in-house design team. Trunnion wheels support the weight of a rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator. Most importantly, they provide a place for the tire Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Rotary Kiln Dam

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Dam

This week’s photo highlights a rotary kiln dam in 3D. Oftentimes, it is necessary to increase retention time and/or bed depth in a kiln. This is achieved through the use of a dam. A rotary kiln dam works by forcing material to build up behind Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Floating Tire Construction

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Floating Tire Construction

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s floating tire design. The effects of thermal expansion are overcome by having tires of “free floating” construction. Shim plates and keeper bars are located so that the tires are supported away from the shell, minimizing thermal distortion and yet allowing Continue reading →