All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

Rotary Kiln Process Optimization

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Rotary kilns have become an integral processing device throughout many industries. Capable of facilitating chemical reactions and phase changes, they are applied to a diverse range of applications, from metal recovery, to specialty chemical production, and carbon activation, to name a few. In fact, the Continue reading →

 

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Dryers

Rotary drums can be configured to serve as a variety of different pieces of equipment, including a rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, granulator, or even a coating drum. With such diverse employment, these robust systems can be used to accomplish a variety of goals across a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pneumatic Hammer Knocker

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pneumatic Hammer Knocker

This week’s photo highlights a pneumatic hammer knocker. Hammer knockers are one of many knocking system options FEECO provides to help combat material build-up inside of a rotary drum. Pneumatic hammers are mounted above a strike plate on the drum. An operator controls the hammer Continue reading →

 

A Guide to Bucket Elevator Installation

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Bucket Elevator Installation Guide

When installing a bucket elevator, it is important to remember that this is a vital piece of equipment in the process flow, requiring attention to detail during installation. Improper installation can lead to inefficiencies, equipment malfunction, and premature wear. Through decades of experience, FEECO has Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Aftermarket Process Engineering and Equipment Solutions

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on aftermarket process engineering and equipment solutions. Aftermarket services such as equipment and process audits and even process optimization and testing are invaluable tools in maintaining an efficient and reliable production process, as well as ensuring equipment life Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Rotary Dryer Misalignment?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Causes of Rotary Dryer Misalignment

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Replacement Paddles

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Replacement Paddles for Pug Mill/Paddle Mixer

Today’s photo highlights a set of replacement paddles for a pug mill. Abrasive or corrosive materials may cause premature wear on paddles. Regular wear, over an extended period of time, may also serve as a reason to seek new paddles. No matter the reason, paddles Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Tire Grinding Webpage

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

tire-grinding

This week’s highlighted resource is a page on tire grinding. Tire grinding is an essential maintenance practice for rotary drums of all types. Tires and trunnion wheels serve as the support system for the drum; problems originating here have the potential to cause significant damage Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Tire Grinding

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Tire Grinding Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on tire grinding. Tire grinding is an essential practice in maintaining a rotary drum, no matter what type it is. This brochure details signs that indicate tire grinding may be needed, and overviews how it works, as well Continue reading →

 

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 →