VPM30 PETER PUGGER PUGMILL / Clay Mixer
Here you can order a vacuum de-airing VPM30 Pugmill Mixer by Peter Pugger at 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.
Stainless Steel: Shaft,
augers and paddles of stainless steel, along with aluminum mixing and
pugging chambers, make for rust-free clay processing.
Removable Blades: The mixing blade/auger assembly is removable for ease of cleaning.
Large Hopper: The 8" x 8" hopper door allows for easy loading of up to 85 Ibs. of clay per batch.
Batch Mixing Capability: Full batch mixing and blending capability allows for moisture adjustment before pugging.
Pugmill Output: 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.
Sealed Chamber: Leaving moist clay in the Power Wedger is not a problem. All the openings are sealed so clay will stay moist indefinitely.
Optional Variable Speed Control:
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.
On Wheels: The VPM-30 comes with 6" diameter wheels. It is easily transported for cleaning or storage.
The motor and drive are enclosed for protection, cleanliness and
safety. A 14" x 20" cleanable work surface is provided on top for
convenience of the operator while loading.
Vacuum 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.
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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 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. All machines are equipped with a
thermal overload for protection against overheating.
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.
- Maximum Batch Capacity*: 85 pounds
- Pugging Rate: 800 lbs. per hour
- Mixing Rate: 240 lbs. per hour
- Dimensions: 46"L x 24"W x 33"H
- Crated Weight: Aluminum Version – 410 lbs. (Ships LTL Trucking)
- Hopper Door Size: 8" x 8"
- Pug Size: 3" round
- Electrical: 1.5 HP 1-phase, 16 amps at 120 volts, 8 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