All Blog Posts about ‘Paddle Mixers’

Copper’s Role in a Low Carbon Economy

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

With focus on efforts to achieve a low carbon economy continuing to grow, experts are predicting that such a shift could mean big changes for some minerals and metals. One metal that is expected to be a cornerstone of a low-carbon future is copper. Known Continue reading →

 

A Look at Conditioning Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Conditioning is a term used frequently in the field of bulk solids processing to describe a wide range of material treatments, be it for a raw material, a byproduct, or a finished product. Conditioning is an important component in the processing of bulk solids, allowing Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How Does a Pug Mill Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug mills, also known as paddle mixers, are industrial mixing devices capable of conditioning, agglomerating, and mixing. Pug mills use dual counter-rotating shafts with affixed pitched paddles to create a kneading and folding over motion inside of the mixer. The counter-rotating motion lifts material up Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Equipment is Used to Pre-Condition Material for Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pre-conditioning, or preparing material for agglomeration, is critical to agglomeration success; it can help improve further processing, and create a more refined end product. FEECO offers the following pre-conditioning equipment: Rotary Dryer. A material must fall within a set moisture range to agglomerate effectively. Materials Continue reading →

 

Fly Ash & the Lightweight Aggregate Market

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

In 2015, the global fly ash market was estimated to be valued at 40 billion USD. A recent industry analysis by Research Nester anticipates the market will reach an estimated 70 billion USD by the end of 2023 – a 7.1% CAGR owing to increasing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pug Mill Under Production

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a pug mill under production at FEECO. The pug mill will be used in animal feed production. The large, stainless steel cover is a fume hood for the acid reaction that will take place in the mixer. A small pipe is installed Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Material Processed in a Pug Mill

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights material processed in a pug mill. Pug mills, also known as paddle mixers, are industrial mixers used to condition, mix and agglomerate materials often in the presence of a binder. The pug mill’s dual shafts with pitched paddles create a kneading Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between a Pin Mixer and a Pug Mill?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pin mixers and pug mills are industrial mixing devices with each offering their own distinct advantages and capabilities. Oftentimes, the material itself dictates which piece of equipment is best for the operation at hand. Pug mills are used for mixing, agglomerating, and conditioning. They utilize Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Replacement Paddles

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a set of replacement paddles for a pug mill. Abrasive or corrosive materials may cause premature wear on paddles. Regular wear, over an extended period of time, may also serve as a reason to seek new paddles. No matter the reason, paddles Continue reading →

 

Paddle Mixers: A General Troubleshooting Guide

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Any industrial piece of equipment is succumb to problems, and unfortunately, paddle mixers are no exception. Be it a broken part, or excessive noise during operation, paddle mixer issues can be incredibly diverse, often spontaneous, and clearly an unwanted nuisance to the operation at hand. Continue reading →