VPM20 PETER PUGGER PUGMILL / Clay Mixer
Here you can order a vacuum de-airing VPM20 Pugmill Mixer by Peter Pugger at Sheffield Pottery Ceramic Supplies.
VARI-SPEED NOW STANDARD ON VPM9 and VPM 20 !!!
Throw any combination of unfired clay into the machine, shut the door
and hit mix. The machine now has the ability to provide real-time
monitoring of the clay consistency as it is being processed in the
machine. As the clay softens, the Pugger-Mixer responds by accelerating
up to twice the speed as previously offered. Yes, we have the fastest
cycles times on the market, but why stop there!
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.
augers and paddles of stainless steel, along with aluminum mixing and
pugging chambers, ensure rust-free clay processing.
The oversized hopper door allows for easy loading of up to 45 lbs. 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" 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.
Intellectual Mixing Technology:
Real-time monitoring of clay consistency can be accomplished while
mixing. Similar to an automatic transmission, the Pugger-Mixer can
automatically speed up or slow down based on the hardness of the clay
being processed. The operator can also control the speed by controlling
the variable speed knob.
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.
Stainless Work Surface:
The stainless steel work surface creates a durable work surface for
convenience of the operator while loading. The work surface is 12" x
This heavy duty stand has a shelf, and the height is adjustable. Wheels
are included and can be installed on the motor end of the VPM-20 stand
for easy transport.
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.
When the clay is adequately mixed, it can be deaired with vacuum and pugged out in the form of logs ready for use
is not necessary to continuously hand-feed the 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. All machines are equipped with a
thermal overload for protection against overheating.
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-20 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.
nozzle and the mixing chamber on the VPM-20 are removable so they can
be conveniently washed off. The blades are then easily accessed for
is necessary only to avoid cross-contamination. Since the machine is
completely sealed, it can be left for long periods of time without the
clay drying out.
SHIPS FOB Ukiah, CA 95482, USA
- Maximum Batch Capacity*: 45 pounds
- Pugging Rate: 600 lbs. per hour
- Mixing Rate: 180 lbs. per hour
- Dimensions: 42?L x 14?W x 20?H
- Crated Weight: Aluminum Version – 230 lbs. (Ships LTL Trucking)
- Hopper Door Size: 7? x 7?
- Pug Size: 3? round
- Electrical: 1HP 1-phase, 6 amps at 120 volts, 4 amps at 240V
- Vacuum Pump: 1/2 HP, 3 amps at 120 volts, 2 amps at 240V
*Max Batch Capacity is based on material density and moisture content
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