All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

The Top 4 Paddle Mixer Maintenance Tips

This article was authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Paddle Mixer 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 the best Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Webpage on Aftermarket Services

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Services Page

This week’s highlighted resource is a web page on FEECO Aftermarket Services. FEECO offers a wide range of aftermarket services for industrial processing operations – even if the equipment was not built by FEECO. From spare parts and routine maintenance, to process audits and various 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 →

 

A Guide to Finding the Right Aftermarket Service Provider

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

A Guide to Finding the Right Aftermarket Service Provider

Maintaining an industrial processing operation often feels like a juggling act; the needs of the equipment must be balanced with production times and output requirements. Downtime and maintenance costs must be kept to a minimum. It is here that the right aftermarket services at the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do you Tell if a Rotary Drum is Misaligned?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Misalignment

Several signs indicate that a rotary drum is likely misaligned, including: Extensive tire/wheel wear Damage to the tire/wheel Pinion/girth gear wear Pinion/girth gear damage Extensive thrust roller wear Damage to the thrust roller Major contact between the drum and thrust rollers Auditory clues can also 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 →

 

A Look at Modern Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods

Proper alignment is a key component in any rotary kiln processing operation. Misalignment is one of the most common (and most treatable) causes of rotary kiln damage. Alignment touches all components of the rotary kiln; misalignment will promote wear on all parts. In addition to Continue reading →

 

Seal Options for Rotary Dryers, Coolers, Kilns, and Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seal options for rotary dryers, coolers, kilns, drums

Rotary drums, including dryers, coolers, and kilns, are an integral part of the many industrial processes that shape our world. From fertilizer and chemical production to ore beneficiation and even consumer products, rotary drums provide a reliable, high-capacity setting for accomplishing a number of necessary Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Laser Alignment Services Brochure

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Laser Alignment

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on laser alignment services. Alignment is crucial to many aspects of a processing operation, from spatial mapping for equipment layout, to accurate installs, and even helping to ensure equipment runs reliably for years to come. FEECO utilizes a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Vibrations on a Rotary Drum?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Misalignment

Vibration can be caused by many different components on a rotary drum. A high percentage of the time, it comes from the drive, and most commonly, the gear engagement. But vibrations can also generate from the tires of the drum if they have developed a Continue reading →