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{"id":621417955391,"title":"Peter Pugger VPM-100TE Tile Extruding Pugmill","handle":"pp_vpm-100te","description":"\u003ch1\u003eDescription\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBased on the recent advancements on the VPM-100, the VPM-100TE has incorporated several advancements including variable speed control, state-of-the-art VFD technology, updated vacuum chamber, upgraded motor, additional structural reinforcements and aggressive auger design that embellishes the quality and performance that our customers around the world have come to expect.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/TILENOZZLE_large.jpg?v=1561151608\" alt=\"Peter Pugger Tile Nozzle\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e \u003cdiv class=\"et_pb_row et_pb_row_1\"\u003e \u003cdiv class=\"et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_2 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child\"\u003e \u003cdiv class=\"et_pb_module et_pb_tabs et_pb_tabs_0 \"\u003e \u003cdiv class=\"et_pb_all_tabs\"\u003e \u003cdiv class=\"et_pb_tab et_pb_tab_0 clearfix et_pb_active_content et-pb-active-slide\"\u003e \u003cdiv class=\"et_pb_tab_content\"\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTILE NOZZLE WITH ADJUSTABLE TILE ADAPTER (INCLUDED)\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e \u003ch1\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eMaximum Batch Capacity:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e250 pounds\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePugging Rate:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e2,000 lbs. per hour\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eMixing Rate:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e600 lbs. per hour\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDimensions:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e65″L x 24″W x 31″H\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eCrafted Weight:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eAluminum Version – 680 lbs. (Ships LTL Trucking)\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHopper Door Size:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e11″ x 11″\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePug Size:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e4″ round\/2″ x 10″ Tile Nozzle \u0026amp; Adapter\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eElectrical:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e5 HP 3-phase only, 18 amps at 240V\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eVacuum Pumps:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e1\/2 HP, 3 amps at 240 volts x 2ea.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003cp\u003e*Max Batch Capacity may vary depending on material density and moisture content\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch1\u003eFeatures\u003c\/h1\u003e \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAggressive Stainless Steel Auger:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eThe VPM-100TE auger design has been modified to accommodate the enormous back pressure generated as a result of extruding large amounts of clay through a small orifice (tile die\/adapter).\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStainless Steel:\u003c\/strong\u003e Shaft, augers and paddles of stainless steel, along with an aluminum mixing\/pugging chamber ensures rust-free clay processing.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLarge Hopper: \u003c\/strong\u003eThe oversized hopper door allows for easy loading of up to 250 lbs. of clay per batch.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBatch Mixing Capability:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full batch mixing and blending capability allows for moisture adjustment before pugging.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePugmill Output: \u003c\/strong\u003eSwitch to PUG after a batch is completely mixed, and the Power Wedger unloads itself in the form of 4″ diameter deaired logs.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVacuum Deaired: \u003c\/strong\u003eEach batch can be deaired by starting the vacuum pump during the last stage of mixing, leaving an air-free product when pugged out (no need to run the clay through the pugmill multiple times). 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We guarantee it!\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSealed Chamber: E\u003c\/strong\u003each pugmill casting has precision CNC machined o-ring grooves incorporated into them which allows the pugmill to\u003cstrong\u003e \u003cspan\u003eeffectively store moist clay indefinitely! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eNo other pugmill on the market provides this level of precision when it comes to properly sealing all pugmill surfaces.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIntellectual Mixing Technology: \u003c\/strong\u003eReal-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. 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The ability to slow the pugging allows for time to place pugged clay into containers or bags.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUpgraded 5Hp Motor:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e In addition to the massive gear reduction the gearbox provides, an upgraded 5Hp motor has been designed into the VPM-100TE to provide ample power.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTile Nozzle:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e The VPM-100TE has the ability to utilize the standard nozzle with a 4″ diameter pug or a tile nozzle with a 10″ wide x 2″ tall opening. 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Peter Pugger VPM-100TE Tile Extruding Pugmill

$12,999.00 $13,213.00
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Sku: PP_VPM-100TE
Product Description

Description

Based on the recent advancements on the VPM-100, the VPM-100TE has incorporated several advancements including variable speed control, state-of-the-art VFD technology, updated vacuum chamber, upgraded motor, additional structural reinforcements and aggressive auger design that embellishes the quality and performance that our customers around the world have come to expect.

Peter Pugger Tile Nozzle

TILE NOZZLE WITH ADJUSTABLE TILE ADAPTER (INCLUDED)

Specifications

  • Maximum Batch Capacity: 250 pounds
  • Pugging Rate: 2,000 lbs. per hour
  • Mixing Rate: 600 lbs. per hour
  • Dimensions: 65″L x 24″W x 31″H
  • Crafted Weight: Aluminum Version – 680 lbs. (Ships LTL Trucking)
  • Hopper Door Size: 11″ x 11″
  • Pug Size: 4″ round/2″ x 10″ Tile Nozzle & Adapter
  • Electrical: 5 HP 3-phase only, 18 amps at 240V
  • Vacuum Pumps: 1/2 HP, 3 amps at 240 volts x 2ea.

*Max Batch Capacity may vary depending on material density and moisture content

Features

Aggressive Stainless Steel Auger: The VPM-100TE auger design has been modified to accommodate the enormous back pressure generated as a result of extruding large amounts of clay through a small orifice (tile die/adapter).

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

Large Hopper: The oversized hopper door allows for easy loading of up to 250 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 4″ diameter deaired logs.

Vacuum Deaired: Each batch can be deaired by starting the vacuum pump during the last stage of mixing, leaving an air-free product when pugged out (no need to run the clay through the pugmill multiple times). Once the entire batch of clay has been deaired, switch the pugmill to PUG, and press start. Any remaining deaired clay in the machine can be stored for later use without having to remix or deair. The patented vacuum design allows Peter Pugger to deair the entire batch of clay without the use of cumbersome vacuum/shredding screens, or down time due to a clogged pugmill! No other mixing pugmill on the market matches the Peter Pugger’s effectiveness at deairing clay. We guarantee it!

Sealed Chamber: Each pugmill casting has precision CNC machined o-ring grooves incorporated into them which allows the pugmill to effectively store moist clay indefinitely! No other pugmill on the market provides this level of precision when it comes to properly sealing all pugmill surfaces.

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.

Patented Vacuum Chamber: The Patented Vacuum Chamber serves as a separation chamber between the processing chamber (where clay is mixed and pugged) and the gear drive system. In the event the pugmill is overfilled, the excess clay is collected in the vacuum chamber where it can be easily accessed and redirected back into the processing chamber in time for the next batch (if necessary). The Vacuum Chamber door is designed to disengage before excess clay can generate enough pressure to damage the gear drive system. This is a key design feature for mixing pugmills where clay is being forced up against the rear of the processing chamber during the mixing cycle. Peter Pugger is the only mixing pugmill to provide extra protection against vacuum and bearing seal exposure resulting in maintenance free operation.

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.

Upgraded 5Hp Motor: In addition to the massive gear reduction the gearbox provides, an upgraded 5Hp motor has been designed into the VPM-100TE to provide ample power.

Tile Nozzle: The VPM-100TE has the ability to utilize the standard nozzle with a 4″ diameter pug or a tile nozzle with a 10″ wide x 2″ tall opening. Nozzles can be switched out by simply removing the four bolts that secures the nozzle to the cone.

Tile Nozzle Adjustable Adapter: The tile nozzle adapter allows the operator to adjust the tile thickness and width by simply loosening and sliding the guide plates to the desired dimensions.

Optional: Tile Retainer and Epoxy Inserts: A tile retainer which houses epoxy inserts can be mounted to the end of the tile nozzle for extruding consistent product from the VPM-60TE. An epoxy insert is created using a master of the desired configuration i.e. field tile, relief molding, and architectural pieces. Epoxy inserts are very durable (produce approximately 10,000-20,000 6″ x 6″ tiles) and fairly inexpensive.

On Wheels: The VPM-100 comes with 8″ diameter wheels. It is easily transported for cleaning and storage.

Work Surface: The motor and drive are enclosed for protection, cleanliness and safety. A stainless steel cleanable work surface is provided on top for convenience of the operator while loading.

Capabilities

The 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.

Vacuum

Vacuum is provided by a 1/2 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-100TE 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.

Safety

It is not necessary to continuously hand-feed the Pugger-Mixer as with standard pugmills. Load a full batch, close the lid and turn it on – this eliminates exposure to moving paddles. The Pugger-Mixer shuts off automatically when the lid is opened. All machines are equipped with a thermal overload for protection against overheating.

Cleaning

The VPM-100TE comes with 8″ wheels so it can be easily moved to a cleaning site. With the removal of eight bolts, the entire nozzle and cone section 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.

Peter Pugger VPM-60TE Cleaning

Options

  • Variable Speed Control: Yes
  • Extrusion Dies (See Accessories): Optional
  • Standard 3.5″ Diameter Nozzle: Yes
  • Tile Nozzle & Adapter Plates: Yes
  • Pug Cutter (See Accessories): Optional
  • Safety Lock Out: Optional
  • Vacuum System: Yes
  • 208-240 Electrical Availability: Yes
  • 3 Phase Electrical Availability: Optional
  • 60HZ Electrical Availability: Yes
  • 50HZ Electrical Availability: Optional
  • Tile Retainer & Epoxy Inserts: Optional

Peter Pugger Tile Retainer with Epoxy Insert (Optional)

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