VPM-9SS Stainless Steel Pugmill Vacuum 120 Volt 1 HP

SKU
PPVPM9SS
$4,999.00
Description

FEATURES

Stainless Steel: Shaft, augers and paddles
of stainless steel, along with  Stainless Steel  mixing/pugging chamber, ensures
rust-free clay processing.

Large Hopper: The oversized hopper door allows for easy loading
of up to 25 lbs. 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 3" 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.

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 12" x 14".


CAPABILITIESThe Power Wedger is the most versatile studio clay processing machine
on the market today. It can perform a variety of functions efficiently,
transforming clay in any form to a usable product.

Some examples:
-Mix moist clay from powder and water.
-reclaim scrap - wet or dry.
-Blend two or more different bodies.
-Add materials (wet or dry) to an already moist body.
-Adjust moisture of an already wet body.
-OR just mix a 25 lb. bag of clay - literally warm the clay by mixing it.

When the clay is adequately mixed, it can be deaired with vacuum and
pugged out in the form of logs ready for use.

SAFETY

It is not necessary to continuously hand-feed the Power Wedger as

with standard pugmills. Load a full batch, close the lid and turn it

on - this eliminates exposure to moving paddles. The Power Wedger shuts

off automatically when the lid is opened. All machines are equipped

with a thermal overload for protection against overheating.

VACUUM PUMP

Vacuum is provided by a 1/16 HP double-headed rocking piston type diaphragm

pump. These new technology pumps are the simplest and quietest vacuum

source available. They are maintenance-free and long lasting.
The VPM-9 Power Wedger does not require a large
vacuum pump because the clay is continuously exposed to vacuum in the
sealed mixing chamber.
Once the clay chamber is evacuated,

the vacuum pump can be turned off.

CLEANING

With the removal of four bolts, the entire mixing/pugging chamber can

be removed so it can be conveniently washed off. The paddles are then

easily accessed for cleaning. Cleaning is necessary only to avoid cross

contamination. Since the machines are completely sealed, moist clay

can be stored indefinitely without drying out.

Cleaning is necessary only to avoid cross-contamination. Since the machine

is completely sealed, it can be left for long periods of time without

the clay drying out.


180 lbs.
VPM-9  Stainless Steel Vacuum Power Wedger
"The vacuum deairing Pugger-Mixer"
110V and 220V models available

Question: "When is Peter Pugger going to come up with something small for us single potter studios?"

Answer: The VPM-9 has arrived. With all the bells and whistles, and 
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 greenware, slop, powder and water can be thrown into the pugmill 
and reclaimed in minutes. It is that simple. We would like to thank all of you for your patience.

  • Maximum Batch Capacity: 25 pounds
  • Pugging Rate: 500 lbs. per hour
  • Mixing Rate: 150 lbs. per hour
  • Dimensions: 36″L x 14″W x 14″H
  • Crated Weight: Aluminum Version – 149 lbs. (Ships FED EX Ground)
  • Hopper Door Size: 5.25″ x 5.25″
  • Pug Size: 3″ round
  • Electrical: 3/4 HP 1-phase, 8 amps at 120 volts, 6 amps at 240V
  • Vacuum Pump: 1/2 HP, 3 amps at 120 volts, 2 amps at 240V
OR

FEATURES

Stainless Steel: Shaft, augers and paddles
of stainless steel, along with  Stainless Steel  mixing/pugging chamber, ensures
rust-free clay processing.

Large Hopper: The oversized hopper door allows for easy loading
of up to 25 lbs. 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 3" 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.

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 12" x 14".


CAPABILITIESThe Power Wedger is the most versatile studio clay processing machine
on the market today. It can perform a variety of functions efficiently,
transforming clay in any form to a usable product.

Some examples:
-Mix moist clay from powder and water.
-reclaim scrap - wet or dry.
-Blend two or more different bodies.
-Add materials (wet or dry) to an already moist body.
-Adjust moisture of an already wet body.
-OR just mix a 25 lb. bag of clay - literally warm the clay by mixing it.

When the clay is adequately mixed, it can be deaired with vacuum and
pugged out in the form of logs ready for use.

SAFETY

It is not necessary to continuously hand-feed the Power Wedger as

with standard pugmills. Load a full batch, close the lid and turn it

on - this eliminates exposure to moving paddles. The Power Wedger shuts

off automatically when the lid is opened. All machines are equipped

with a thermal overload for protection against overheating.

VACUUM PUMP

Vacuum is provided by a 1/16 HP double-headed rocking piston type diaphragm

pump. These new technology pumps are the simplest and quietest vacuum

source available. They are maintenance-free and long lasting.
The VPM-9 Power Wedger does not require a large
vacuum pump because the clay is continuously exposed to vacuum in the
sealed mixing chamber.
Once the clay chamber is evacuated,

the vacuum pump can be turned off.

CLEANING

With the removal of four bolts, the entire mixing/pugging chamber can

be removed so it can be conveniently washed off. The paddles are then

easily accessed for cleaning. Cleaning is necessary only to avoid cross

contamination. Since the machines are completely sealed, moist clay

can be stored indefinitely without drying out.

Cleaning is necessary only to avoid cross-contamination. Since the machine

is completely sealed, it can be left for long periods of time without

the clay drying out.


This Product is safe to use for everyone.