All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

Photo of the Week: Tire Grinding

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tire (Tyre) and Trunnion Grinding

This week’s photo shows a rotary drum tire being refurbished through tire grinding. Tire grinding is one aspect of rotary drum maintenance that helps to catch problems early on, potentially avoiding costly downtime. All rotary drums, whether heap leaching drums, rotary kilns, or dryers, rest Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Rotary Drum Liners

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Liner

Rotary drum liners protect the drum shell from corrosive or abrasive materials, while also helping to prevent buildup in the drum.  What drum liners are available?  FEECO offers a range of rubber and metal liners for drums of all sizes. Metal liners are available in Continue reading →

 

Pneumatic Hammer Knocker Improves on Drum Knocker Design

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Knockers are a valuable tool in minimizing buildup in rotary dryers, coolers, granulators, and coating drums, giving plant managers the opportunity to improve production and product quality. FEECO has developed the pneumatic hammer knocker to provide a more flexible alternative to the commonly chosen ball Continue reading →

 

Maintaining your Gypsum Processing Operation

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Gypsum

Keeping up with routine maintenance can be a difficult task. However, following proper maintenance procedures is a must because it is the best way to preserve gypsum processing equipment. Maintaining your gypsum processing operation provides invaluable benefits such as downtime prevention, safer work conditions, and Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Rotary Drum Seals

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Seals

Rotary drum seals provide a seal between the rotating drum and stationary housing. This contributes significantly to process efficiency by preventing air from leaking into the drum’s processing environment.  What seals are available?  FEECO offers a number of seal options depending on the level of Continue reading →

 

Common Trunnion Roller Issues (and What to Look Out For)

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Common Trunnion Roller Issues

Trunnion rollers, or trunnion wheels, are a crucial component in the foundation of any rotary drum, providing support to the unit and helping to facilitate smooth rotation.  Ensuring trunnion rollers are properly maintained is essential to avoiding unnecessary downtime and maintenance costs. Knowing where issues Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Breeching Assembly

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Breeching

Rotary drum breechings house the inlet and outlet ends of the rotary drum and provide a place for feed and discharge to occur.  What breechings are available?  FEECO offers both inlet and outlet breechings for rotary drums of all types and in various materials of Continue reading →

 

Ensuring A Smooth Rotary Drum Installation

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Installation

A rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, agglomerator, or otherwise, is a major investment and integral part of many industrial processing systems. From drying and cooling bulk solids before storage, to agglomerating ore fines in a heap leaching operation, the rotary drum often serves Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum Girth Gears: Flange or Spring Mount?

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Girth Gear Mounting Styles

Heavy-duty and built for high-horsepower jobs, the gear and pinion drive assembly is one of the most popular rotary drum drive assemblies on the market. In utilizing a gear and pinion drive, one must decide how the gear portion of the assembly will be affixed Continue reading →

 

Seven Need-to-Know Rotary Drum Measurements

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum

A rotary drum of any type – be it a rotary dryer, granulator, kiln, or otherwise – is a significant capital investment. And while rotary drums are generally a low-maintenance type of equipment, they do require regular inspection and maintenance in order to continue running Continue reading →

 


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