All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

SX-EW Moves into New Metal Markets

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

SX-EW Moves into New Metal Markets

The solvent extraction electro-winning process (SX-EW) is a hydrometallurgical means of extracting, purifying, and concentrating metals. SX-EW has continued to demonstrate successful use in effectively extracting and recovering copper from low grade and oxide ores. As a result, SX-EW has quickly become a staple in Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Girth Gear Run-Out Procedure

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Girth Gear Run-out Procedure

This week’s photo highlights a girth gear run-out procedure in action. A black strap (pictured) is mounted along the gear’s teeth. A dial indicator follows the strap’s path, and measures the tip of the teeth along the strap. This procedure reveals the amount of wear Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Refurbished Tire and Trunnion Wheel

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Refurbished Tire and Trunnion Wheel

Today’s photo highlights a refurbished tire and trunnion wheel. Rotary drum tires and trunnion wheels can become worn over time, resulting in a variety of unwanted characteristics such as pitting, spalling and timing marks. If the wear is left untreated, the weight of the drum Continue reading →

 

Heap Leaching: A Growing Technology in Beneficiation

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Heap Leaching Ore Drums

As a booming global population and emerging economies put pressure on existing resources, and high grade ores become a thing of the past, mining companies are looking for technologies that will allow them to economically recover target materials, namely metals, from low grade ore sources. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is a Pneumatic Hammer Knocking System?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pneumatic Hammer Knocking System

A pneumatic hammer knocking system is designed to control material build-up inside of a rotary drum. The hammer is mounted above a strike plate on the drum, and delivers an adjustable amount of force as set by the operator. This force “knocks” the drum and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Tire Wear Patterns

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire Wear Patterns

This week’s post highlights a series of images: rotary tire wear patterns. A rotary drum tire is a support structure for the drum, and provides a place for pressure to be absorbed. As with any piece of equipment, they must be inspected and serviced, if Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Direct Drive Assembly

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Direct Drive Assembly

This week’s photo highlights a rotary dryer’s direct drive assembly, the arrangement which causes the drum to rotate. The direct drive assembly is ideal for small to medium size drums running up to 75 horsepower. Here’s how it looks: A shaft is mounted to a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Custom Rotary Drums, 1951-Present

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Custom Rotary Drums - 1951 to Present

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s custom rotary drums, from our early days, to present day. The image on the left was taken in August 1961, ten years after our founding, and the image on the right was photographed in May, 2016. FEECO has custom designed Continue reading →

 

Benefits of Agglomeration in an SX-EW Process for Improved Copper Extraction

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Benefits of Agglomeration in an SX-EW Process for Improved Copper Extraction

Copper is a versatile metal used in many of the products that modern civilization relies on, from electronics to infrastructure. For decades, smelting has been the primary approach to copper extraction. Although this method has proven to be effective for high grade sulfide ores, it Continue reading →

 

Enhanced Rotary Dryer Lifter Design Using a Lifter Simulator

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Flight/Lifter Simulator

  Industrial drying may seem like a straightforward process, but in reality, many factors must be considered to create the most effective drying solution that maximizes heat transfer efficiency. The material to be processed, lifter design and pattern should all be taken into account when Continue reading →