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Rotary Dryer System & Components

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Gears & Drive Units
Complete Rotary Units and Shell Sections
Thrust Roller Assemblies
Internal Components (i.e. Flighting & Lifters)
Base Frames
Trunnion Roller Assemblies
Tires (Riding Rings) and Mounting Systems
Discharge and Inlet Hoods
Tire Mounting Systems
Various Size Tires
Spur Gears, Sprockets, and Chains
Complete Drums and Shell Sections
Drum Internals and Refractory
Seal Systems
Trunnion Base Frame
Drive Base Frames
Drive Motors and Full Drive Systems
Gear Reducers
Auto Lubrication Systems
Pinions and Drive Sprockets
Thrust Rollers

1. Discharge and Inlet Hoods

Hoods of all shapes and sizes to fit your kiln or dryer. Our hoods can fit any burners, instrumentation, sight port, or other accessory to monitor and control your process. Finch provides hoods in carbon steel, stainless, or other materials to meet your needs.

2. Tire mounting systems

Finch designs and manufactures various tire mounting systems for any rotary unit. Shown is a floating pad system designed for thermal expansion while securing your tire or riding ring. This recommended design provides the most extended lifespan for your tires due to the allowance to shim.

3. Tires (Riding Rings)

The highest quality forged steel tires are fully machined to precise specifications and designed to fit your application.

4. Spur Gears, Sprockets, and Chains

Any size spur gear, helical gear, chains, and sprockets for your equipment. Our forged steel gears and high-quality sprockets are hardened for maximum lifespan and designed to meet and exceed your needs.
(Chain-driven sprocket shown in the diagram)

5. Complete Drums and Shell Sections

Complete drums and replacement shell sections rolled to precise standards to ensure absolute concentricity with your tires and existing shell sections.

6. Drum Internals and Refractory

Flighting is designed for your specific material handling needs and throughput goals. Finch also provides refractory and other internal components, such as chain curtains, for dust control and to prevent material buildup.

7. Seal Systems

Custom seal systems for all sizes of rotary equipment. We supply seal systems such as leaf seal, Kevlar, graphite, and brush systems to improve the efficiency of your process by helping to reduce gas usage and to keep dust mitigated.

8. Trunnion Base Frame

Engineered base frames are designed to fit your equipment. Whether a new build or a modernization/replacement of an existing base frame, we field measure and design to your specifications to ensure a 100% fit.

9. Drive Base Frames

Finch engineers drive base frames for your existing drive system or new equipment installation. Finch’s drive base frames typically use a common plate design for simpler adjustability, especially on gear-driven units.

10. Drive Motors

Finch can provide replacements for any existing motor and work with you to ensure you get the right size for your application for optimal efficiency.

11. Gear Reducers

We work with our customers to ensure that the provided motor and gearbox combination will be a 100% fit for your final drive needs while meeting all torque and power requirements. Finch supplies all types and sizes of reducers to meet your power, torque, and operating speed needs.

12. Auto Lubrication Systems

Auto lubrication systems reduce maintenance time and guarantee regular component lubrication—Finch partners with industry experts to ensure the best lubricant for your application. Set your lubrication interval and volume and let the system minimize downtime, increase the lifespan of your drive, and reduce your PM planning schedule.

13. Pinions and Drive Sprockets

Forged steel pinions and high-quality sprockets to meet your requirements to mate with your existing drum gear or drive chain. We can reverse engineer sprockets and pinions if you do not have a drawing.

14. Bearings

Finch supplies high-quality brand-name bearings to meet the needs of our customers. When faced with availability issues and long lead times, we use our expansive network of partners and vendors to find suitable alternatives. We also machine custom bronze bushings for larger kilns and can pour and machine babbitt bearings.

15. Trunnions

Manufactured from the highest quality forged steel and heat treated to our custom specifications based on years of knowledge and experience. Our trunnions are built to last. Finch offers refurbishment services. The roller face is machined true, the shaft repaired or replaced, and the surface re-heat treated to ensure the same Finch quality while saving you money.

16. Thrust Rollers

Thrust rollers are made of the highest quality steel and bearings designed to fit your application. We can reverse engineer and field measure your existing or work with you on a new application. Whether it’s a straight or angled face, we make them all.

Rotary Material Processing Equipment

Finch is a leader in manufacturing and supplying Rotary Processing Equipment (RPE). We serve various industries utilizing RPE, such as Kilns, Calciners, Coolers, Ball Mills, Rod Mills, Dryers, Pulverizers, Breakers, and Coal & Asphalt Dryers. We support all OEM brands. A few of the industries we support are: 

  • Cement
  • Asphalt 
  • Coal/Carbon Products
  • Metal Recycling
  • Sand/Gravel
  • Silica
  • Metals Industries 
  • Power Plants
  • Soil Remediation
  • Chemical
  • Glass
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Oil/Marcellus Shale
  • Other Recycling
  • Miscellaneous Test Kilns of Various Sizes

750 Ton Wheel Press


Rotary Steam Tube Dryer


Pinion Shaft Assembly for a Rotary Dryer


Rotary Dryer Internal Flighting


Full Rotary Dryer and Afterburner Assembly


Final Machining on Trunnion Roller


Trunnions for Rotary Kiln


Gear Guard Fabrication for a Rotary Kiln


Examples of the Rotary Kilns, Dryers, and Parts Finch Manufactures

  • Complete Rotary Kiln, Dryer & Cooler Systems
  • Trunnion Rollers – New or Refurbished
  • Thrust Roller Assemblies – New or Refurbished
  • Shafts for Trunnions, Thrust Rollers & Drive Systems
  • Rotary Kiln & Dryer Shell
  • Replacement Shell Sections
  • Rotary Kiln & Dryer Flighting
  • Rotary Kiln & Dryer Tires (Riding Rings) – One & Two Piece
  • Tire Mounting Systems for Rotary Kilns & Dryers
  • Drive Systems for Rotary Kilns & Dryers
  • Layout Drawings
  • Automatic Gear Lubrication Systems for Rotary Kiln or Dryers
  • Bull Gears & Pinions for Rotary Kilns or Dryers
  • Sprockets for Rotary Kilns and Dryers
  • Gear Mounting Systems for Rotary Kilns and Dryers
  • Rotary Kiln and Dryer Base Frames
  • Spur Gear Guards for Rotary Kilns and Dryers
  • Castings & Forgings for Trunnions & Thrust Rollers
  • Inlet and Discharge Kiln & Dryer Leaf Seal Systems
  • Bronze Bushings for Trunnions and Thrust Rollers
  • Babbitt Bearings for Trunnions & Thrust Rollers
  • Bearing Housings for Trunnions
  • Custom Nuts & Bolts
  • Bag House
  • Inlet & Discharge Hoods

General Fabrication

Finch manufactures more than 101 categories of heavy-duty equipment and makes parts ranging from inches and ounces to feet and tons. Based on our manufacturing and design capabilities, customers constantly come to Finch to reverse engineer critical components. Finch has also designed and built equipment as specialized as an Archaeological Shaker System and a Train Wheel Lathe. We have increased our ability to make smaller parts and components. We even designed and produced many parts for an Ammunition Fragmentation Chamber for the Department of Defense.

A few examples of general fabrication items include:

  • Small Parts
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Augers
  • Rock Crushers
  • Complex Underwater Components
  • Blower Housing
  • Custom Shaft Machining
  • Custom Industrial Grading Equipment
  • Custom Base Frames
  • Specialized Large Nuts & Bolts
  • Custom Machinery Guards
  • Stainless Steel Archaeological Shaker Systems

Our Welders Are AWS Certified


Screw Auger in Fabrication


Patrol Boat Lift System


Internal Workings of Rotary Steam Tube Dryer


Specialty Machined Camera Port Plate


Custom Trunnion End Cap


Large Custom Nuts


Specialty Bolts


Stainless Conveyor Frame

Paper Pulp Mixer