All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

Photo of the Week: Coating Drum in Operation

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Coating Drum in operation

This week’s photo of the week shows the inside of a coating drum while in operation at the FEECO lab facility. Coating pellets is desirable for many reasons, including to control dust, caking, or moisture absorption, or to improve flowability of a material. Coatings are Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Circa 1955

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum

This week’s photo of the week comes from FEECO’s historical archives. It shows a rotary drum, from the early 1950’s. Founded in 1951, FEECO became a leader in granulation equipment and technology. This drum, most likely a rotary dryer or rotary drum granulator, was one Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Agglomeration Drum Shipping

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Photo of the Week: Agglomeration Drum

This week’s photo of the week shows a FEECO rotary ore agglomerator as it travels down a road in Northeast Wisconsin. The drum, which weighed in at 226,000 lbs., and traveled on a 210 ft. long, 19 ft. wide trailer, was one of three that Continue reading →

 

Governor Walker Signs Mining Bill

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Wisconsin Seal

Yesterday, Governor Scott Walker signed the mining bill that will help to ease the permit process for companies looking to mine in Wisconsin. This means good news for potential mining companies like Gogebic Taconite, who has been looking to start an iron mine in the Continue reading →

 

Interest in Clean Mining on the Rise

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

FEECO International

In a recent article for MiningIQ, Dallas Kachan, executive director for the Clean Mining Alliance in Canada, sat down for a Q&A to discuss why mining companies are investing in clean technologies, and what the future holds for “clean mining.” While there have been claims Continue reading →

 

Service Spotlight: Tire Grinding

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire Wear (Tire Grinding Service)

Tires and Trunnion Wheels are the support base for your rotary drum, whether it’s a kiln, dryer, or agglomerator. Problems starting with tires and trunnion wheels can quickly propagate throughout the rest of the drum, causing premature equipment failure. Because of this, it is extremely Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drums Since 1951

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drums Since 1951 ~ James Madigan (left) and son Dan Madigan

FEECO’s reputation in the thermal processing equipment and solutions industry is one of superior service, quality craftsmanship, and state of the art technology. And while all of these are great qualities to practice, none of them alone are enough to stand out from the crowd. Continue reading →

 

Wisconsin is No Stranger to Mining

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO International

Mining in Wisconsin has come under the spotlight recently, as the frac sand boom makes its way through Wisconsin counties. This boom for the valuable quartz sand has struck debate amongst Wisconsites state-wide. And while the issues surrounding mining in Wisconsin are new to many, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum Maintenance

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary drums are a big investment, and an integral part of many industrial processes. While much attention is given to the engineering and manufacturing of the rotary drum, equal attention should be paid to regularly maintenancing the drum, as well as properly training the drum Continue reading →

 

The Importance of Rotary Drum Alignment

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Laser Alignment

Misalignment is one of the most common problems faced when working with rotary drums. Though aligning a drum is a simple solution, leaving a drum out of alignment can result in major problems. Routinely having a rotary drum re-aligned is an important part of preventative Continue reading →