All Blog Posts about ‘Paddle Mixers’

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 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

Material Processed in a Pug Mill

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

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: Pug Mill Under Construction

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug Mill Under Construction

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: Pugmill Post-Processing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug Mill Post Processing

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

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Paddle Mixer in the Lab

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

A lab technician at work with a paddle mixer.

This week’s photo shows a technician preparing for a paddle mixer lab. As seen in the photo, the technician is gathering water from the binder spray system, to confirm proper dispersal of the binder prior to lab production. Paddle mixers are regularly used in FEECO’s Continue reading →

 

Fly Ash Agglomeration

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Fly Ash

Fly ash is a fine, powder-like material generated from coal-burning power plants. And despite an increase toward more sustainable energy production, coal-burning power plants are still prevalent, producing fly ash that could serve as a valuable commodity. Thus now is an important time as any Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Binder Spray System

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Binder Spray System

This week’s photo highlights a paddle mixer’s binder spray system. When working with the tumble-growth agglomeration method, paddle mixers and other agglomeration equipment such as pin mixers or disc pelletizers regularly use a binding agent during processing. In fact, binder selection is one of the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Paddle Mixer

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Paddle Mixer

Our photo this week is a paddle mixer from 1964. Paddle mixers agglomerate, condition and mix various materials- wet and dry- via two rotating shafts with outward-extending paddles. As the shafts rotate, the paddles move the material, creating a kneading and folding over effect. Though Continue reading →