All Blog Posts about ‘Paddle Mixers’

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 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 →

 

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 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: 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 pug mills, work by utilizing two paddle shafts within a horizontal trough. Continue reading →

 

Electric Vehicles Reviving US Copper Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Electric-Vehicles-Bring-Back-US-Copper-Industry

The Copper Development Association expects to see seven million electric vehicles on US roads by 2025 – a substantial increase from today’s estimated 567,000. With the amount of copper in electric vehicles substantially more than what’s required in gas-powered cars, the group anticipates the electric Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Replacement Paddles

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Replacement Paddles for Pug Mill/Paddle Mixer

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

Paddle Mixer Troubleshooting

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 →

 

Choosing an Industrial Mixer: Pin Mixers vs. Paddle Mixers

This article was authored by:

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 →

 

Double Shaft Paddle Mixers: The Choice for Heavy Duty Applications

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Paddle Mixer

When it comes to mixing bulk solids, few industrial mixers can stand up to the double-shaft paddle mixer. The paddle mixer, or pug mill, is often chosen for its ability to create a homogeneous mixture from both wet and dry ingredients, offering a versatile solution Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Profile on Pug Mills for Copper Concentrates

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on Pug Mills for Copper Concentrates

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on pug mills for copper concentrates. Pug mills are a critical piece of equipment in processing copper concentrates for smelting – so critical in fact, that many companies will purchase two at a time – one as Continue reading →

 

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

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Common Paddle Mixer Applications

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 →