All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

Causes of Tire & Trunnion Wear

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Tires, or riding rings, and trunnion wheels (rollers) are the support base on which a rotary drum is mounted. As the primary point of contact and rotational movement, wear on tires or trunnions is an early indicator of an underlying issue, making identifying wear a Continue reading →

 

Knowing When it’s Time to Replace your Rotary Dryer or Kiln Seal

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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When working with a rotary dryer or kiln, the sealing mechanism is a critical component in the overall performance of the unit.  Sealing mechanisms create a seal between the rotating drum and the stationary housing, preventing air or process gas from leaking into the system.   Continue reading →

 

Surviving the Manufacturing Slowdown With Preventative Rotary Drum Maintenance

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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A slowdown in manufacturing was a contributing factor in the Federal Reserve’s decision to cut interest rates by a quarter-percentage point for the first time in more than a decade. The slump, typically an indicator of wider economic trends, comes amidst the ongoing trade war Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Spare Parts

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Spare Parts

This week’s photo shows a sample of a rotary drum’s spare parts. A housing to the trunnion wheel bearings is pictured left, and a graphite block is pictured right. Bearings, graphite blocks, thrust rollers, drive sprockets and more are all recommended spare parts for rotary 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

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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 →

 

Booming Catalyst Market Drives Demand for Rotary Kiln Repair Services

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Catalysts are an irreplaceable tool in a wide range of industrial processes, from chemical synthesis to petroleum refining, and sustainability improvements, to name a few. Catalysts continue to play an increasing role in meeting the burgeoning demand for advanced materials and resource maximization that the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Warped Leaf Seal

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Warped Leaf Seal

This week’s photo shows a warped leaf seal. Extreme heat during a kiln’s operation caused the seal to curl away from the drum, and cool into this deformed shape. It was later replaced by a FEECO Aftermarket Engineer. Leaf seals minimize air leakage into the Continue reading →

 

Bucket Elevator Maintenance Checklist

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Bucket Elevator Maintenance Checklist

Regardless of the material being handled or the configuration type being used, regular maintenance is absolutely essential to bucket elevators. In addition to preventing costly breakdowns, consistent bucket elevator maintenance provides a multitude of benefits such as improved safety and an increase in the life Continue reading →

 

Improving Feedstock Uniformity to Optimize Bulk Solids Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Feedstock inconsistency is a major cause of processing and product quality issues when drying or agglomerating bulk solids. As such, ensuring a consistent feedstock is often the first step to mitigating issues, streamlining production, and improving end product quality.  A wide variety of complications may Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Tire Grinding Page

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a page on tire grinding. Tire grinding is a service used to refinish rotary drum tires and trunnion wheels to like-new condition. It is a vital tool in prolonging the life of a rotary drum, as problems that begin in Continue reading →