VPM-60 PETER PUGGER DEAIRING PUGMILL / Clay Mixer
Here you can order a VPM-60 PETER PUGGER DE-AIRING PUGMILL FROM SHEFFIELD POTTERY CERAMIC SUPPLIES.
The Vacuum Power Wedger combines the capability of batch mixing with the convenience of pugmill output and the ease of vacuum deairing.
All your scrap goes right back into the hopper and is recycled, vacuum deaired and pugged.
Shaft, augers and paddles of stainless steel, along with aluminum mixing and pugging chambers, make for rust-free clay processing.
The 9" x 9" hopper door allows for easy loading of up to 140 Ibs. of clay per batch.
Batch Mixing Capability:
Full batch mixing and blending capability allows for moisture adjustment before pugging.
Switch to PUG after a batch is completely mixed, and the Power Wedger unloads itself in the form of 3.5" diameter deaired logs.
Each batch can be deaired by starting the vacuum pump when the load is mixed. Air is removed during the last stage of mixing, leaving an air-free product when pugged out.
Leaving moist clay in the Power Wedger is not a problem. All the openings are sealed so clay will stay moist indefinitely.
Variable Speed Control Option:
This allows the operator the ability to speed up or slow down the pugmill. This is especially useful when extruding through dies. Because of the back pressure generated by a large amount of clay being forced through a small orifice, the speed control allows the operator to slow the pugging as required. In turn, perfect deaired configurations are easily extruded through the Pugger-Mixer. There are additional advantages if you are a "single potter studio". The ability to slow the pugging allows for time to place pugged clay into containers or bags.
The VPM-60 has 8" diameter wheels and front casters for easy transport for cleaning and storage.
The motor, gear drive, and vacuum pump are enclosed by a stainless steel cover for protection and cleanliness. This creates a durable work surface for convenience of the operator while loading.
The VPM-60 Power Wedger is the most versatile studio clay processing machine on the market today. It can perform a variety of functions efficiently, transforming clay in any form to a usable product.
Mix moist clay from powder and water.
Reclaim scrap-wet or dry.
Blend two or more different bodies.
Add materials (wet or dry) to an already moist body.
Adjust moisture of an already wet body.
OR just warm up a batch of clay.
When the clay is adequately mixed, it can be deaired with vacuum and pugged out in the form of logs ready for use.
It is not necessary to continuously hand-feed the Vacuum Power Wedger as with standard pugmills. Load a full batch, close the lid and turn it on - this eliminates exposure to moving blades. The Power Wedger shuts off automatically when the lid is opened.
Vacuum is provided by a 1/3 HP double-headed rocking piston type diaphragm pump. These new technology pumps are the simplest and quietest vacuum source available. They are maintenance-free and long lasting. The VPM-60 Power Wedger does not require a large vacuum pump because the clay is continuously exposed to vacuum in the sealed mixing chamber. Once the clay chamber is evacuated, the vacuum pump can be turned off.
The nozzle, intermediate cone, and mixing chamber on the VPM-60 are removable so they can be conveniently washed off. The blades are then easily accessed for cleaning. The VPM-60 is on wheels so it can be easily moved to a cleaning site.
SHIPS FOB Ukiah, CA 95482, USA
- Maximum Batch Capacity*: 140 pounds
- Pugging Rate: 1,500 lbs. per hour
- Mixing Rate: 500 lbs. per hour
- Dimensions: 58?L x 24?W x 31?H
- Crated Weight: Aluminum Version – 520 lbs. (Ships LTL Trucking)
- Hopper Door Size: 9? x 9?
- Pug Size: 3.5? round
- Electrical: 2 HP 1-phase, 8 amps at 240V
- Vacuum Pump: 1/2 HP, 2 amps at 240 volts
*Max Batch Capacity is based on material density and moisture content