All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

Question of the Week: What is Conditioning?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Conditioning

Conditioning refers to the processing of bulk solids material for improved efficiency of downstream processing, improved material handling, or to improve product performance. Conditioning can be accomplished using numerous processes and equipment, all varying on the unique characteristics of the material to be processed and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Gold Ore Agglomerator

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Gold Ore Agglomerator

This week’s photo shows an agglomerator used for processing gold ore. The agglomerator, or agglomeration drum, agglomerates ore fines after they are crushed. This process creates a more proficient leach because the leaching solution is better able to permeate through the heap when the particles Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Custom Rotary Dryers Since 1951

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryers Since 1951

This week’s photo highlights several rotary dryers under production at FEECO. The photo was taken in FEECO’s fabrication facility, just shortly after our founding in 1951. For decades, many industries have been faced with the same problem: product moisture. Depending on material composition, moisture can Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Tire Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire Inspection

Today’s photo highlights a rotary drum tire inspection. A digital caliper depth gauge (pictured) measures the depth of the grooves on the tire. If the grooves are too deep, as defined by the service technician, tire grinding may be proposed to resolve the issue. Grooves 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 →

 

Using Agglomeration to Improve the Flowability of Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Improving Flowability through Agglomeration

The flow properties of a bulk solid can have a significant impact on process efficiency and the success of the end product. And while bins, hoppers, and the like are often designed to minimize such issues, agglomeration can be a valuable tool in improving the Continue reading →

 

Tailings Retreatment: The Next Big Revenue Source for the Mining Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tailings Retreatment

Tailings, or the material remaining after a valuable component has been separated from the gangue, have long plagued the mining industry with management costs, liability risks, and disposal challenges. Due to their toxicity, tailings pose a number of risks if not properly managed. Furthermore, the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Unitized Drive Base

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Unitized Drive Base

Today’s photo highlights FEECO’s unitized drive base in 3D. The unitized drive base is mounting place for the rotary drum drive motor, reducer, and pinion gear. The drive is mounted on an adjustable one-piece base to allow for backlash adjustment of the pinion gear. The Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum

Agglomeration drums and granulation drums are two of many terms used to describe rotary drum equipment. Granulation drums are typically used in the agricultural industry for fertilizer production. The tumbling motion inside of the drum creates uniform fertilizer granules that are easy to handle and Continue reading →

 

Controlling Particle Size through Agglomeration

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized Synthetic Gypsum

The ability to control the sizing of bulk solids has become a critical aspect to the success of many processes and products, allowing for more efficient processing, more predictable results, and ultimately a better end product. Agglomeration offers the unique opportunity to fine-tune particle size Continue reading →