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Engineering & Design for Rotary Kilns & Dryers

Finch has an exemplary team of engineering professionals with expertise in field work and design. Whether the need is for replacement parts or complete rotary systems, Finch has engineered and designed solutions for simple and complex projects. We support all brands of equipment.

Rotary Dryer

Finch closely monitors all action steps in each project and understands that projects have critical path items that must be actively managed to keep the project on time! Our team, from sales to engineering to the assigned project manager, works with our customers in a customer-centric manner. We are available 24/7 and will send weekly updates with pictures or communicate as requested by the customer to ensure open and effective communication with no surprises.

Aluminum Recycling Rotary Kiln and Afterburner

Small Chemical Kiln Trunnion and Tire Fit

Rotary Cooler Engineering Print

Stop Log Model

Solid Model Wildlife Container

Field Services for Rotary Kilns & Dryers

Finch provides extensive engineering support and project management in the field. Finch’s rapid response services minimize outage downtime, ranging from simple grind and alignment to complex repairs and installations. We know that there is often a single point of failure in rotary processing equipment. Hence, our customers rely on Finch because of our reliability, expertise, quality products, and ability to provide real solutions.

Tire Inspection on a Rotary Dryer

Inspecting Used Equipment

Checking Tire Gap on a Rotary Dryer

On several occasions, we have had an Engineer en route the same day our customers called with a problem. Kiln and Dryer Analysis and Corrective Action Visits are becoming familiar to our customers since we can provide critical information about their systems to provide immediate solutions, enhance throughput system reliability, or develop longer-term budgetary proposals. A quarterly inspection program has improved our customer’s operational efficiency. We have increased our field service capabilities to service many industries and worked on conveyor installations and modernizations, bucket elevators, and screw auger replacements.

We have increased our field service capabilities to service many different industries and have worked on conveyor installations and modernizations, bucket elevators and screw auger replacement.

Drive Shaft Preparation

Since downtime is costly, we believe in preventive and predictive maintenance and routine inspections to ensure the system runs as efficiently as possible.

A few of the Field Services we offer are:

  • Rotary Kiln & Dryer Tire & Trunnion Resurfacing
  • Rotary Kiln & Dryer Alignment
  • Unit Inspections, Analysis & Corrective Action Reviews (Running & Shutdown)
  • Predictive Maintenance Systems
  • Rotary Kiln and Dryer Tire & Pad Installation or Repairs
  • Trunnion, Thrust Roller & Base Frame Installation
  • Trunnion & Thrust Roller Bearing Replacement
  • Spur & Pinion Gear Installation
  • Project Management
  • Site Management & Supervision of In-House Installations

Rotary Kiln Shell Section Installation

Refurbishment of Rotary Kiln & Dryer Parts

Finch can fully restore and refurbish expensive parts that are no longer available.  Whether refurbishing castings, shafts, or trunnions, Finch has the in-house capacity to give new life to your part and save you time and money.  We have been refurbishing rotary processing equipment for years.


Shaft Replacement on a Torque Tube Shaft Removal


Thrust Roller Refurbishment


Thrust Roller Refurbishment with New Bronze Bearings


Refurbished Thrust Roller


Old Rotary Dryer Base Frame for Refurbishment


Rotary Dryer Base Frame Refurbishment With New Components


Thrust Roller Refurbishment


Stone Crusher Shaft and Bearing Replacement


Examples of parts or equipment we have refurbished:

  • Site Management & Supervision of In-House Installations
  • Trunnion Assemblies – Housings, Shafts &Trunnions Heads
  • Thrust Rollers
  • Trunnion Bearing Housings & Bushings
  • Drive Systems
  • Gears
  • Rock Crushers
  • Augers
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Underwater Screening Shafts & Equipment
  • Construction & Heavy Equipment Repair

Relined and Machined Babbitt Bearing



Kiln Upgrade

Are you confident that your Rotary Kiln or Dryer is operating at peak efficiency?  Finch’s Inspection Program provides proven results and value to our customers by identifying potential points of failure and offering best practice maintenance recommendations. These programs decrease operating & capital costs and,…
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Replacement Kiln and Dryer Upgrades

Replacement/ Upgrade Dryers and Kiln Systems Properly maintained rotary kiln and dryer units can last for many years, but like anything else it will need to be repaired or replaced. Over time, rotary shells wear out.  This can lead to the shell wearing thin and…
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Quality is Job One

At Finch, we understand that delivering high-quality products is crucial for increasing our customer's performance and minimizing downtime. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we are fully committed to ensuring that every part you receive from us not only meets but surpasses your fit, form,…
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Field Service

“Did you know that Finch offers a wide range of Field Services?   Finch can do everything, from a simple roller change out to a complete system install! As you know, maintaining the efficient and safe operation of your rotary equipment is critical to the success…
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Personnel Training

Looking to increase your internal rotary equipment knowledge? Finch offers on-site, hands-on personnel training tailored to your company's needs. The training program features both classroom and field instruction. Classroom Presentation: Review of rotary equipment components and operation General maintenance plans aimed at increasing reliability Rotary…
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Grind and Align

Is your company experiencing issues with excessive wear and vibrations on your rotary drum’s tires, support rollers, thrust rollers or drive system? If so, it may be time to consider a grinding and alignment service. Misalignment of your unit can cause increased vibrations and accelerated…
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Reverse Engineering

Missing that critical drawing on an older component or part that needs to be replaced? If so, Finch Manufacturing and Technology has the capability to completely reverse engineer, retrofit, and modernize all components of your rotary process equipment. Trunnions, thrust rollers, gears – you name…
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