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Engineering & Design for Rotary Kilns & Dryers

Finch has an exemplary team of engineering professionals that have expertise in both 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 work 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 successfully minimize outage downtime and ranges from simple grind and align to complex repairs and installations. We know that in rotary processing equipment there is often a single point of failure, so 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 in route the same day our customers called with a problem.  Kiln and Dryer Analysis and Corrective Action Visits are becoming common with our customers since we can provide them with critical information about their systems that can provide immediate solutions, enhance throughput, system reliability, or develop longer-term budgetary proposals.  A quarterly inspection program has enhanced a number of our customer’s operational efficiency.

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 very expensive, we believe in preventive and predictive maintenance as well as routine inspections to ensure the system is running 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 has the capability to 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