All Blog Posts about ‘Pug Mills’

Photo of the Week: Material Processed in a Pug Mill

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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?

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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 →

 

Question of the Week: What Role do Pug Mills Play in Processing Copper Concentrates?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

In the copper production via smelting process, pug mills are used for mixing and conditioning. Pug mills are highly proficient at combining both solid and liquid feeds into a homogenous mixture, and are therefore an ideal mixing device in the smelting process. Numerous components are Continue reading →

 

The Role of Pug Mills in Processing Copper Concentrates

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Copper is an integral part of modern society and can be found all around us in products like wiring, plumbing, and even electronics. As such a vital component to the modern world, copper is mined and processed extensively across the globe to feed the growing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pug Mill Under Construction

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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 →

 

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 →

 

Chicken Litter to Fertilizer

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Chicken Litter Pan Pelletizer

  Customer: Proprietary Plant Location: Southeastern U.S.A. Industry: Agriculture Major Equipment: Rockwell Control System, Disc Pelletizer, Chain Mill Material Handled: Chicken Litter Engineer: FEECO International Process: A large agri-business working in broiler production was facing an issue: chicken litter from their growing farms was making Continue reading →

 

Pug Mills for Steel Mill By-Products

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Used to process Steel By-Product

Customer: Multiple, Proprietary Plant Location: Multiple Industry: Steel Major Equipment: Paddle Mixers, Rotary Dryers, Belt Conveyors, Radial Stackers, Bucket Elevators Material Handled: Steel By-Product Engineer: FEECO International, Inc. Process: During the steel-making process, large quantities of various by-products are produced, mainly in the form of Continue reading →

 

Pug Mills for Copper Concentrates

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Paddle Mixer for processing Copper Concentrates

Customer: Multiple, Proprietary Plant Location: USA, Peru, Zambia Industry: Mining; Processing Major Equipment: Paddle Mixers Material Handled: Copper Concentrate Engineer: FEECO International, Inc. Process: Several machines were supplied to mix copper concentrate, flux, and reverts, so they could be reintroduced into the system.In this process, Continue reading →

 

Choosing an Industrial Mixer: Pin Mixers vs. Paddle Mixers

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Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pin Mixer or Paddle Mixer

When considering the use of an industrial mixer, be it for pre-conditioning prior to a disc pelletizer, or as a stand-alone agglomeration unit, it is often common to run into the question of which mixer will serve the process and material best: a pin mixer, Continue reading →