All Blog Posts about ‘Laser Alignment’

Question of the Week: How do you ensure a smooth rotary drum installation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Install

The installation of a new rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, agglomerator, or otherwise, requires careful consideration. To ensure your drum is properly installed, take a look at the following guidelines: Have a Service Technician on Site A service technician from the manufacturer should 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 →

 

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

Misalignment is one of the most common (and most treatable) causes of rotary kiln damage. Alignment touches all components of a rotary kiln, with misalignment promoting wear on all parts. In addition to increased wear, problems resulting from misalignment have the potential to escalate into 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 →

 

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Laser Alignment in Progress

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Laser Alignment

This week’s photo shows laser alignment in progress. A FEECO Customer Service Engineer is performing the laser alignment on a rotary drum. A state-of-the-art laser tracking system uses a laser beam to measure 3D coordinates (angles and distances) along the rotary drum, which is then recorded and analyzed Continue reading →

 

Why Post-Maintenance Rotary Drum Alignment is Critical

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Why Post Maintenance Rotary Drum Alignment is Critical

As a significant investment and key process device, getting the most out of a rotary drum is a central focus in any production setting. When properly maintained, rotary drums can provide reliable performance for decades. If not properly maintained, however, seemingly-small issues have the potential 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 →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of a Laser Alignment System?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What are the Benefits of Rotary Drum Laser Alignment?

FEECO’s Customer Service Engineers offer an advanced service for drum shaft alignment, in addition to other equipment alignment needs. Our state-of-the-art laser system uses a laser beam to measure and record 3D coordinates of the equipment, providing numerous advantages over traditional methods, such as: Elimination Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Laser Alignment Services

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A Service Technician moves a reflector along the trunnion wheel, Trunnion Laser Alignment

This week’s photo shows FEECO’s laser alignment service in action, as a field service technician prepares to set up for the alignment of a trunnion wheel. Alignment is an important, preventative measure to help keep your drum running efficiently for years to come. What is Continue reading →

 


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