All Blog Posts about ‘Pug Mills’

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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →