All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

Part Spotlight: Rotary Drum Tires

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire

Rotary drum tires, also known as riding rings, are a structural component of the rotary drum, facilitating smooth and concentric rotation and providing support to the drum shell.  What drum tires are available?  FEECO supplies tires in 1045, 4140, and 4340 stainless steel. Sizes are Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Trunnion Wheels

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Trunnion Wheels

Trunnion wheels, also known as trunnion rollers, are a key structural component of any rotary drum base. What trunnion wheels are available?  FEECO supplies trunnion wheels in 4140 or 4340 stainless steel. Sizes are available all the way up to 48” in diameter.  How often 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: Worn Gear Mesh

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Gear Mesh

Today’s photo shows the gear mesh of a gear and pinion drive, the mechanism that causes a rotary drum to rotate. The face of the teeth here are worn, an indication that the gear should be replaced, or they may break off. In most cases, replacement 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Girth Gear Run-Out Procedure

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Girth Gear Run-out Procedure

This week’s photo highlights a girth gear run-out procedure in action. A black strap (pictured) is mounted along the gear’s teeth. A dial indicator follows the strap’s path, and measures the tip of the teeth along the strap. This procedure reveals the amount of wear Continue reading →

 

Customizing Pugmill Mixers for Easy Maintenance

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pugmill mixers are a type of continuous mixer used throughout several industries to accomplish agglomeration, mixing, and conditioning of bulk solids. They have become a critical processing device in a number of industrial settings, granulating organic materials, conditioning sludge and ash by-products for disposal, and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What does a FEECO Annual Rotary Drum Inspection Cover?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Does a FEECO Annual Rotary Drum Inspection Cover?

FEECO recommends an annual rotary drum inspection to help maintain efficiency, prolong equipment life, and prevent unnecessary downtime. Our Customer Service Engineers can visit your site directly, and thoroughly examine the following drum components: Drum shell Drum drive Drum tires and wheels Trunnion bases Thrust Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Rotary Kilns in Expanded Clay Aggregate Production, Potash Coarse Conditioning Drums, and Incinerator Maintenance During the Pandemic

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tire and Trunnion Grinding

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Rotary Kilns in Expanded Clay Aggregate Production Rotary Kilns in Expanded Clay Aggregate Production looks at how the rotary kiln is used Continue reading →

 

COVID-19 Puts Service Work in High Demand

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

COVID-19 Demands Aftermarket Services

COVID-19 has impacted businesses and industries in ways that none of us would have ever thought possible, disrupting supply chains and causing quarantine-related shutdowns of factories and even entire cities.  Just when it seems there are no silver linings, however, companies are finding that they Continue reading →

 


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