All Blog Posts about ‘Paddle Mixers’

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 →

 

Question of the Week: What Equipment is Used to Pre-Condition Material for Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Equipment Used to Precondition Material for Agglomeration

Pre-conditioning, or preparing material for agglomeration, is critical to agglomeration success; it can help improve further processing, and create a more refined end product. FEECO offers the following pre-conditioning equipment: Rotary Dryer. A material must fall within a set moisture range to agglomerate effectively. Materials Continue reading →

 

Fly Ash & the Lightweight Aggregate Market

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Fly Ash and the Lightweight Aggregate (LWA) Market

In 2015, the global fly ash market was estimated to be valued at 40 billion USD. A recent industry analysis by Research Nester anticipates the market will reach an estimated 70 billion USD by the end of 2023 – a 7.1% CAGR owing to increasing 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 →

 

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: 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 →