All Blog Posts about ‘Photo of the Week’

Photo of the Week: Material Processed in a Pug Mill

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Material Processed in a Pugmill Mixer (Pug Mill, Paddle Mixer)

This week’s photo highlights material processed in a pugmill mixer. Pugmill mixers, also known as paddle mixers, are industrial mixers used to condition, mix and agglomerate materials often in the presence of a binder. The pugmill mixer’s dual shafts with pitched paddles create a kneading Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Dryer Flights

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Dryer (Dried) Flights

This week’s photo shows two types of flights in a rotary dryer: standard lifting flights, and advancing flights. Flights, or lifters, are positioned inside the rotary drum and play a fundamental role in the drying process. As the drum rotates, flights lift the material, and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: High Speed Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

High-Speed Mixer used in animal feed granulation

Today’s photo highlights a high speed mixer. FEECO’s high speed mixers are ideal for producing MCP and DCP animal feeds. They are mounted on top of pugmill mixers, and provide a thorough reaction of feed components, in addition to a mixture of materials, before processing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Raw and Pelletized Iron Ore

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Raw and Pelletized (Pelletised) Iron Ore

Today’s photo shows a raw and pelletized iron ore sample. FEECO is nothing short of familiar with iron ore. Our team of Process Experts regularly work with the material in our Innovation Center, developing the most ideal agglomeration method to turn the ore fines into Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Trunnion Wheels, Then and Now

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Trunnion Wheels Then and Now

This week’s then and now photos highlight FEECO’s trunnion wheels. The photo on the left takes us back to the 1950s, merely years after our founding, and the image on the right is from 2016. Since our doors first opened in March of 1951, our Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Dryer (Drier)

Our photo this week highlights a frac sand dryer. Internal flight design and placement was customized to maximize heat transfer between the frac sand and drying air, utilizing full curtain flighting. Additionally, the flights were bolted to the interior of the drum shell for easy Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Seed Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Seed Pellets in the Pelletizing (Pelletising) Process

This week’s photo shows seed pellets from a batch disc pelletizer (pan granulator) test in the FEECO Innovation Center. Many pelletization processes first begin by pre-conditioning fine powder with moisture; the material is pre-conditioned in a pin mixer, and then fed onto the disc pelletizer Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Coating Drum in Operation

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Coating Drum in operation

This photo of the week shows the inside of a coating drum while in operation at the FEECO Innovation Center. Coating pellets is desirable for many reasons, including to control dust, caking, or moisture absorption, or to improve flowability of a material. Coatings are also Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Solubility Test

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Solubility test with coated and uncoated agglomerates

This week’s photo comes from the FEECO Innovation Center, where a sample is ready for a solubility test. Solubility tests, or dissolving tests, look at how agglomerates behave in water. By submerging the agglomerated product in beakers of water, our process experts specifically analyze if Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation Drum

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Granulator (Granulation Drum)

This week’s photo is a granulation drum inside the FEECO manufacturing facility. Granulation drums, or granulators, are commonly used to process fertilizer. When the drum rotates, fertilizer granules tumble along the interior of the drum, creating an agglomerated, uniform shape. FEECO custom designs granulation drums Continue reading →

 


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