Item #: PM50
PM-50 Pug Mill (not de-airing).
Pictured with the PM-100, which has a maximum capacity of 250 pounds as opposed to to 135 lbs.
Please note that this item has an extended lead time. Feel free to call us for details.
We love the Peter Pugger pug mills! Peter Pugger is the innovator of this type of equipment for the pottery industry and they continue to offer quality products that are built to last.
The Pugger-Mixer is a mixer that unloads itself and a pugmill that feeds itself! It recycles scrap as well as mixes from dry powder. Complete processing of your clay in one machine saves you space, money, and best of all, your time. Since 1975, the Pugger-Mixer continues to support potters and institutions worldwide. The Pugger-Mixer 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.
The machine is equipped with a safety stop feature so that people cannot operate the machine with the hopper door open. The optional safety lock out feature is most popular with schools. It is a keyed lock out which prevents the machine from turning on without a key.
Some examples of VPM use:
-Mix moist clay from powder and water.
-Reclaim scrap - wet or dry (anything that has not been fired).
-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 the clay by mixing it.
Accessories and Add-Ons
It is not necessary to continuously hand-feed the Pugger-Mixer as with standard pugmills. Load a full batch, close the lid and turn it on – this eliminates exposure to moving paddles. The Pugger-Mixer shuts off automatically when the lid is opened. All machines are equipped with a thermal overload for protection against overheating.
Thorough cleaning is easy with the pugging chamber and nozzle removed. Complete access to the auger paddles allows the parts to be scraped or hosed clean quickly. Cleaning is minimized or even eliminated if the openings are sealed with plastic between regular uses.
Batch Size: The PM-50 with a maximum batch size of 140 Ibs. of moist clay. (Capacities vary depending on clay condition, type, moisture, etc).
Stainless Steel: Shaft, augers and paddles of stainless steel, along with aluminum mixing/pugging chamber, ensures rust-free clay processing.
Large Hopper: The oversized hopper door opening allows for easy loading of clay per batch.
Batch Mixing Capability: Full batch mixing and blending capability allows for moisture adjustment before pugging.
Push Button Controls: The MIX/PUG/STOP buttons are mounted forward so they can be reached from the operator’s side of the machine during loading or from the nozzle during extruding.
Pugmill Output: Switch to PUG after a batch is completely mixed, and the Pugger Mixer unloads itself in the form of round compacted logs.
High Quality, Heavy Duty Drive: The gear drive system consists of an industrial hollow bore gearmotor combination. Overload protection is provided via the VFD Controller that monitors the amperage and temperature of the motor.
Work Surface: A frame of welded steel plate supports the auger shaft and encloses the drive for protection, cleanliness and safety. A cleanable work surface is provided on top for operator convenience.
On Wheels:The PM-50 and PM-100 come with 8" diameter wheels. They are easily transported for cleaning or storage.
Electrical: 240V 1P, 16A
Max Capacity: 135 lbs.
Pugging Rate: 1200 lbs. per hour
Mixing Rate: 300 lb/s per hour
Dimensions: 46"L x 20"W x 30"H
Hopper Opening: 9" x 9"
Pug Size: 3" round
Shipping Weight: 400 lbs.