All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

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 →

 

A Look at FEECO’s Capabilities in the Heap Leaching Industry

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Heap Leaching Agglomeration Drums

Companies that use heap leaching to extract precious metals such as copper, gold, silver, or uranium ore have come to rely on FEECO for their production needs, from preliminary consultation and feasibility/materials testing, to custom equipment manufacturing and system design. FEECO can even offer a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Sparger Support System

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Sparger Support System in Conditioning Drum

This week’s photo highlights a sparger support system, or mounting bracket, inside of a coating drum. Spargers are commonly used in coating applications to coat pellets or granules after pelletization or compaction. Coating is done for various reasons, such as to change the color of Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Shipment

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum Shipment

This week’s photo shows a semi-truck transporting a rotary drum. Transporting any equipment can be a challenging task, but that challenge seems to multiply when shipping rotary drums. Since everything is highly customized, no two pieces of equipment are necessarily alike. Thus, no one size Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

8x60 Rotary Drum

This week’s photo shows an 8’x60’ rotary drum inside FEECO’s facility. FEECO provides a vast range of rotary drums including ore agglomerators, granulators, kilns, calciners, coolers, and dryers for your processing needs- all designed in nearly any configuration. From parallel or counter-current flow, direct or Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation Drum

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Granulator

This week’s photo is a granulation drum inside the FEECO manufacturing facility. Granulation drums, or granulators, are commonly used to process fertilizer. When the drum rotates, fertilizer granules tumble along the interior of the drum, creating an agglomerated, uniform shape. FEECO custom designs granulation drums Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ore Agglomerator

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore Agglomerator

Our photo this week shows a rotary ore agglomerator preparing for shipment. The drum, weighing in at around 55 Tons, is being lifted by a crane onto a base while it awaits shipment. Ore agglomerators are used in heap leaching processes around the world for Continue reading →