All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

5 Questions to Ask When Buying an Agglomeration Drum

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Agglomerator

For many companies, the purchase of an agglomeration drum is a huge acquisition. Considered an industrial workhorse, agglomerators can perform a wide array of processes and benefits. Consequently, this versatility may raise a lot of questions or even leave a customer wondering where to begin. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Trunnion Wheels

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Trunnion Wheels

This week’s photo shows several trunnion wheels under production in the FEECO manufacturing facility. Trunnion wheels are an integral part of any rotary drum base. Made up of a harder steel than the drum tire, the trunnion wheels carry the weight of the drum and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Heavy-Duty Agglomerators

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore Agglomerators

This week’s photo shows two FEECO agglomerators installed at an ore processing facility. Adding an agglomerator to a heap leaching operation not only increases efficiency, but also maximizes metal recovery, whether the operation is for gold, silver, copper, or nickel ore. These agglomerators work by Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Heavy-Duty Agglomerators

This article was co-authored by:

Anna Neumeier
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Agglomerators

This week’s photo shows two FEECO agglomerators installed at an ore processing facility. Adding an agglomerator to a heap leaching operation not only increases efficiency, but also maximizes metal recovery, whether the operation is for gold, silver, copper, or nickel ore. These agglomerators work by Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Shipment

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Custom Rotary Drum

This week’s photo, from the late 1950’s, shows a FEECO rotary drum ready for shipment. In the 1950’s, FEECO was shipping rotary drums such as granulators, agglomerators, rotary dryers, and rotary coolers, around the United States, for use in fertilizer granulation plants. Today, FEECO still Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Liner

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum Liner

Our photo this week shows the interior of a rotary drum with a rubber liner installed. Flexible rubber liners are often used in rotary drums to help prevent buildup caused by material sticking to itself and the sides of the drum. Rubber liners are used Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Bearing Installation

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Rotary Drum Bearing

This week’s photo comes from the FEECO Fabrication Center, and shows a bearing being mounted onto an adapter with the help of a hydraulic nut. Bearings are part of the support structure for a rotary drum, located on trunnion bases, with the pinion shaft sitting Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tire Grinding

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Tire 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Drive Shaft Alignment

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Laser Alignment for Ddrive Assembly

This week’s photo, taken in the FEECO Fabrication facility, shows a FEECO employee using a laser shaft alignment tool to properly align the coupling on the shafts of a drive assembly. The coupling joins the shafts between the drive motor and reducer. The shafts are Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: High Quality Rotary Drums Made in America

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

High qualtiy Rotary Drums made in America

This week’s Photo of the Week shows FEECO founder, Jim Madigan (right), and son, FEECO President, Dan Madigan, posing next a rotary drum awaiting shipment. The rotary drum, ready to ship across the United States, was affixed with a banner showcasing that the drum was Continue reading →