All Blog Posts about ‘Paddle Mixers’

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 →

 

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Pugmill Post-Processing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug Mill Post Processing

This week’s photo shows a pugmill mixer 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 →

 

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 →

 

Pugmill Mixers in Fertilizer Production

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pug-Mills-in-Fertilizer-Production

Pugmill Mixers, also known as paddle mixers, are a type of continuous mixer used throughout many industries to carry out mixing, agglomerating, and conditioning of liquid and solid feed combinations. They have become indispensable in de-dusting fly ash, mixing copper concentrates for smelter production, and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pug Mill Under Production

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug Mill (Paddle Mixer) Under Production

Today’s photo highlights a pugmill mixer under production at FEECO. The pugmill mixer 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 →

 

Pugmill Mixer Design & Customization

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pug Mill (Paddle Mixer) Design and Customization

A pugmill mixer, or paddle mixer, is a horizontal, continuous industrial mixer used in a variety of applications for processing bulk solids to achieve a range of objectives. These rugged mixing units are highly flexible and have become an essential tool in many processes. They Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Pug Mill

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug Mill/Paddle Mixer

This week’s photo highlights a pugmill mixer, 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 →

 

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

What is the Difference Between a Pug Mill and a Pin Mixer

Pin mixers and pugmill mixers 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: Paddle Mixer in Action

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Paddle Mixer Internals

This week’s highlighted photo shows material being processed in a paddle mixer. The photo was taken at FEECO’s Innovation Center, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA). Paddle mixers, also commonly referred to as pugmill mixers, work by utilizing two paddle shafts within a horizontal trough. Continue reading →