All Blog Posts about ‘Paddle Mixers’

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Pug Mill Under Construction

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a pug mill. FEECO’s Assembly Team is currently constructing the machine at our Fabrication Facility in Green Bay, WI (USA). A pug mill, also known as a paddle mixer, is a horizontal mixing, conditioning, and agglomerating device ideal for processing heavy-duty Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Common Paddle Mixer Applications?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Paddle mixers are relatively flexible devices, able to mix, condition, and agglomerate a diverse range of bulk solid materials. They are also adept at processing both liquid and solid feeds, and can be used as stand-alone pieces of equipment, or prior to processing in a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pugmill Post-Processing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows a pug mill from the FEECO Innovation Center, where our team of process experts conditioned an iron-based material. Conditioning typically refers to the act of mixing a material; this may be to prepare it for pelletizing, to reduce issues associated with Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Pug Mill

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a pug mill, also known as a paddle mixer, in 3D. The image was created by FEECO’s CAD Specialists. Pug mills are comprised of two counter-rotating shafts fastened with pitched paddles. The paddles use a high-torque, kneading and folding over motion Continue reading →