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. Variable Speed Control now comes stock on the VPM-9 and VPM-20. 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.
Stainless Steel: Shaft, augers and paddles, along with aluminum mixing and pugging chambers, ensure rust-free clay processing.
Large Hopper: 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, 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. 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 openings are sealed so clay will stay moist indefinitely.
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.
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: 130 lbs. Regular UPS Ground
Hopper Door Size: 5.25" x 5.25"
Pug size: 3" round
Motor** 3/4 HP 1-phase, 8 amps at 120 volts
Vacuum pump 1/16 HP, 3 amps at 120 volts
*Capacities vary depending on clay conditions, type, moisture, etc.
**3-phase, 50Hz and other motors are available on special orders.