VPE-8SS STAINLESS STEEL
VACUUM HYDRAULIC POWER EXTRUDER
(Patented Design)

Extruding has never been easier! Peter Pugger's introduces the latest in extruding technology. With new patented vacuum dearing capability, the VPE-8SS studio power extruder elimninates the issues that are inherent with traditional manual wall extruders and air assisted power extruders. With hands free control, sealed extruding chamber and plenty of force to extrude even the toughest shapes (large or small), Peter Pugger's new VPE-8SS is the solution to those challenging projects.

- STORES MOIST MATERIAL INDEFINITELY

- MOUNTS VERTICALLY OR HORIZONTALLY

- ELIMINATES AIR BETWEEN “CHUNKS” OF MATERIAL

- EASY MOUNT EXTRUSION DIES

- INTELLECTUAL (RAPID) RETRACT & EXTRUDING CAPABILITY

- PATENTED VACUUM DESIGN (45 YEARS PROVEN)

- VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL (HAND OR FOOT OPERATED)

- SEALED CHAMBER ELIMINATES NEED TO CLEAN OUT AFTER EVERY USE DUE TO DRIED OUT CLAY

- SMALL, EFFICIENT & QUIET

- AUTO SAFETY SHUT-OFF

- USA MADE

FEATURES

Vacauum Chamber: The patented vacuum chamber acts as a separation chamber (located between the cylinder head and the processing chamber) to protect the vacuum seals and hydraulic system as a result of overfilling the Power Extruder. The excess clay can be easily removed from the vacuum chamber if overfilling occurs.
Sealed Chamber: : Moist clay can be stored indefinitely since all openings are sealed.
Extruder Output: Switch to EXTRUDE after a batch is loaded and the Power Extruder will begin extruding material using hand or foot operated controls.
Stainless Steel Construction: The Power Extruder main chamber, hydraulic push rod plate and nozzle are made of stainless steel to ensure clay processing without corrossion. Aluminum main chamber, hydraulic push rod plate and nozzle option is available.
Vacuum Deaired: Entire batch can be thoroughly deaired by starting the vacuum pump once batch has been loaded. Air is removed from around “clay chunks” leaving an air-free, high quality product.
Variable Speed: Variable speed allows the operator to control the speed of the motor, thus the speed of the extrusion. This control is especially useful when extruding small objects through dies attached to the nozzle.
Hand and Foot Operation: The Power Extruder can be operated using hand or foot pedal controls.
Rapid Retract: Once the complete batch of material has been extruded, switch to “RAPID RETRACT” to quickly bring the cylinder head back into position for reloading.

SAFETY

The power extruder is interlocked for safe loading and maintenance. Load a full batch, close the lid and turn it on-this eliminates exposure to moving components. The machine shuts off automatically when the lid is opened.

EXTRUDING CAPABILITY

The Power Extruder comes equipped with a machined o-ring groove and bolt holes on the extrusion exit flange to allow for the attachment of a wide range of extrusion dies and attachments. Deaired clay can be extruded directly through the extrusion die. The speed of the extrusion can be controlled using the variable speed control.

VACUUM

Vacuum is provided by a 1/3 HP double-headed rocking piston diaphragm pump. These new technology pumps are the simplest and quietest vacuum sources available. They are maintenance free and long lasting.

CLEANING

With the removal of four bolts, the entire extruding chamber can be accessed so it can be conveniently cleaned out. Cleaning is necessary only to avoid cross contamination. Since the machines are completely sealed, moist clay can be stored indefinitely without drying out.



VPE-8SS (Horizontal Configuration)

SPECIFICATIONS

Power Extruder Chart