All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

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: Replacement/Spare Thrust Rollers

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Thrust Roller

This week’s photo highlights one of FEECO’s many replacement/spare parts: the thrust roller. Thrust rollers are a standard component to any rotary drum, from rotary dryers and coolers, to granulators and kilns. They ride on the downhill and uphill edge of the tire, and are Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Rotary Dryer Misalignment?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Causes Rotary Dryer (Drier) Misalignment, Image of Worn Rotary Dryer Tire (Tyre)

Rotary dryer misalignment is oftentimes the result of improper base installation. Misalignment in the base will quickly spread through the rest of the drum, causing wear and damage to other drum components. In addition, misalignment can occur naturally over time as part of normal rotary Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Girth Gears

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Girth Gear

The girth gear is part of the drive assembly of a rotary drum. This assembly type uses interlocking girth and pinion gears to drive rotation of the drum.  What girth gear types and sizes are available?  FEECO can provide gears ranging in size from 60” Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Drive Shaft Alignment

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Laser Alignment for Ddrive Assembly

This week’s photo, taken in the FEECO Fabrication facility, shows a FEECO employee using a laser shaft alignment tool to properly align the coupling on the shafts of a drive assembly. The coupling joins the shafts between the drive motor and reducer. The shafts are Continue reading →

 

The Top 4 Paddle Mixer Maintenance Tips

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Paddle Mixer (Pugmill Mixer, Pug Mill) Maintenance

Even a robust, quality piece of equipment such as a paddle mixer requires maintenance to sustain daily operating procedure. As an added benefit, regular maintenance prevents costly breakdowns, promotes safety, and extends equipment life. To help promote paddle mixer maintenance, outlined below are our top Continue reading →

 

Tire and Trunnion Grinding: Critical Rotary Drum Maintenance

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tire (Tyre) and Trunnion Grinding

A rotary drum in any industrial process setting, whether it is serving as a dryer, cooler, kiln, or agglomeration drum, is a critical component in the process loop; in most cases, if the rotary drum is offline, the remainder of the process must go down Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Cold Gap Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Cold Gap Inspection Caliper

This week’s photo shows a combination of feeler gauges and a caliper, tools used to measure the space between the flotation blocks and inside face of the rotary drum tire, or the cold gap of the tire. The distance between the tire and flotation blocks Continue reading →

 

Purchase Your OEM Parts in Advance to Avoid Long Lead Times & Price Increases

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Trunnion Wheels

Supply chains continue to roil, leading to unpredictability in acquiring the parts, components, and raw materials needed to keep production moving across operations in every industrial setting. The Russia-Ukraine conflict has added yet another layer of uncertainty to already-scrambling supply chains. To ensure customers have Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Graphite Blocks

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Base: Graphite Blocks

This week’s photo highlights a graphite block. Graphite blocks are placed above the trunnion wheel, on the opposite side of the drive base, and leave a coating of graphite on the trunnion wheel as the drum rotates. The coating helps reduce wear on the tire as it Continue reading →

 


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