Lancaster Products Pug Mills simply and economically blend and feed a wide variety of materials and additives.
Lancaster Products Pug Mills are custom designed to meet your exact job requirements. They are available in a variety of construction materials. Lancaster Products Pug Mills are available in sizes ranging from the small 1/20 hp laboratory mixer, up to 300 ton/hour with our large twin shaft production models.
How It Works
Lancaster Products Pug Mills are designed for continuous operation. Primary materials are introduced to the charging end of the Lancaster Products Pug Mill. The rotating pug mill shaft and blade assemblies mix the materials as they are transported through the pug mill. Additional liquids or other additives can be introduced during the mixing of the materials through the process. The mixed material is continuously discharged from the exit port of the mixer. The Lancaster Products Pug Mill can be used to mix or cool materials as well as transporting materials.
Lancaster Products Pug Mills are rigidly constructed of structural and plate steel. The pug mill shafts and blades are made of high strength alloy steels. Collapsible type wear-resisting blades, replaceable wear resistant liners, and heating jackets are available. Lancaster Pug Mills are individually designed to meet your specific application needs.
The rotating shafts are available in either single or double shaft configurations. The replaceable mixing blades are pitch variable and can be fixed blade or break-away blade construction. The blades are also available in various shapes and materials of construction and coatings.
The Pug Mills are available with a variety of attachments for adding dry or wet additives to the mix or for heating/cooling of the mix. Manual or automatic material storage and handling systems can also be provided.
Quality workmanship and materials result in minimum maintenance and insure trouble-free performance through years of service. From engineering to finished product, Lancaster Pug Mills represent your best value.
- Single or double shaft models
- High tensile alloy steel shafts
- Standard tub, or jacketed for steam, oil or water
- Open or closed end types
- Round or square bottom troughs with or without covers
- Blades are offered in a wide selection of designs and alloys
- Selection of right or left side, or end, or bottom discharge
- Automatic controls
- One piece or sectional wear-resisting trough liners
The high-speed rotor is the primary mixing and pelletizing tool in industrial high shear mixers and in many ways, it is the most utilized part of the machine. But rotor wear is also a good leading indicator of your machine’s overall operating condition as it is a direct result of material processing. Chances are, if the rotor is worn, there is other preventative maintenance to be done.
Industrial mixers are built to run and withstand a great deal of abuse, however, regular preventive maintenance efforts can help keep your mixer running like new. The two most critical components that can affect the life of your mixer are lubrication and inspection of working tools. Below is an overview of the in-depth information provided in our full maintenance schedule available for download below.
Lubrication: Proper lubrication can encompass multiple areas on your mixer, not just the shaft seals of the mixing tool. Lubrication of all seals as well as drive gears, discharge valves and other locations where bearings are utilized is the best way to extend the life of your mixer. Automated lubrication systems on larger production mixers help maintain proper lubrication intervals, but regular visual inspection should be scheduled to assure the system is working properly.