All Blog Posts about ‘Pug Mills’

Photo of the Week: Industrial Mixers in 3D

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Industrial Mixers

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s industrial mixer options: the pin mixer, and pug mill, also known as a paddle mixer. Pin mixers are ideal for processing fine materials in the presence of a liquid binder. They consist of a central rotar shaft affixed with pins, Continue reading →

 

Processing Phosphates for Use in Animal Feed

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

High Speed Mixer for Phosphate Animal Feed Granulation

Phosphorus is an essential component in the makeup of life on Earth. Not only is it a building block in growing healthy, strong plants, but it is also an important building block for humans and animals as well; most notably, phosphorus aids in a variety Continue reading →

 

Pug Mill Capabilities Offer Ideal Processing in Key Settings

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pug Mill Capabilities Offer Ideal Processing in Key Settings

Pug mills, also commonly referred to as paddle mixers, are widely employed in a variety of processes transversing many industries. Flexibility in mixing, agglomerating, and conditioning make the capabilities of the pug mill applicable to a wide range of bulk solids. The unique medium-shear action Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Equipment Basics

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Equipment Basics

There are many choices on the market when it comes to agglomeration equipment. Additionally, new uses are being developed all the time, making current equipment options increasingly flexible. Below, we’ve provided a quick overview of some of the most common types of agglomeration equipment. Click Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Conditioning?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Conditioning

Conditioning refers to the processing of bulk solids material for improved efficiency of downstream processing, improved material handling, or to improve product performance. Conditioning can be accomplished using numerous processes and equipment, all varying on the unique characteristics of the material to be processed and Continue reading →

 

Controlling Particle Size through Agglomeration

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized Synthetic Gypsum

The ability to control the sizing of bulk solids has become a critical aspect to the success of many processes and products, allowing for more efficient processing, more predictable results, and ultimately a better end product. Agglomeration offers the unique opportunity to fine-tune particle size Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Reasons to Condition Bulk Solids?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What are the Reasons to Condition Bulk Solids

Conditioning is an important part in bulk solids processing, allowing producers to alter the material to fit their unique needs. While there are many reasons to condition a material, three central objectives are highlighted below. To improve the efficiency of the process. Conditioning a material Continue reading →

 

Copper’s Role in a Low Carbon Economy

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Copper in a Low-Carbon Economy

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

Glass Batch Conditioned in a Pin Mixer

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

How Does a Pug Mill (Paddle Mixer) Work

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 →