At a price that competes with the standard pugmills, the VPM-9 does it all. Any clay that has not been fired can be reclaimed in the VPM-9. Broken green ware, slop, powder and water can be thrown into the pugmill and reclaimed in minutes. It is that simple.
Stainless Steel: Shaft, augers and paddles of stainless steel, along with aluminum mixing/pugging chamber ensures rust-free clay processing.
Large Hopper: The oversized hopper door allows for easy loading of up to 11.5kg of clay per batch.
Batch Mixing Capability: Full batch mixing and blending capability allows for moisture adjustment before pugging.
Pugmill Output: Switch to PUG after a batch is completely mixed, and the Power Wedger unloads itself in the form of 7.6cm diameter deaired logs.
Vacuum Deaired: Each batch can be deaired by starting the vacuum pump when the load is mixed. Air is removed during the last stage of mixing, leaving an air-free product when pugged out. Our patented vacuum design allows us to deair the clay without the use of cumbersome vacuum screens!
Sealed Chamber: Leaving moist clay in the Power Wedger is not a problem. All the openings are sealed so clay will stay moist indefinitely. No other pugmill on the market today provides this important feature.
Intellectual Mixing Technology: Real-time monitoring of clay consistency can be accomplished while mixing. Similar to an automatic transmission, the Pugger-Mixer can automatically speed up or slow down based on the hardness of the clay being processed. The operator can also control the speed by controlling the variable speed knob.
Variable Speed Control: This allows the operator the ability to speed up or slow down the pugmill. This is especially useful when extruding through dies. Because of the back pressure generated by a large amount of clay being forced through a small orifice, the speed control allows the operator to slow the pugging as required. In turn, perfect deaired configurations are easily extruded through the Pugger-Mixer. There are additional advantages if you are a "single potter studio". The ability to slow the pugging allows for time to place pugged clay into containers or bags.
Stainless Work Surface: The stainless steel work surface creates a durable work surface for convenience of the operator while loading. The work surface is 30cm x 35cm.
Corrosion Resistant: Peter Pugger now offers a corrosion resistant model (VPM-9SS) for potters using porcelain clay bodies with high alkalinity.
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