Non-Deairing Mixing Pugmills

PM-50 Pugger-Mixer

(140lb. Max. Batch Sizes)

Non Deairing Pugger-Mixer


“The Pugger-Mixer is a mixer that unloads itself and a pugmill that feeds itself.”

It recycles scrap as well as mixes from dry powder. Complete processing of your clay in one machine saves you space, money, and best of all, your time. Since its inception in 1975, the Pugger-Mixer line has continued to be the “standard” as it relates to the Ceramic Industry. Recent improvements including a “chain-less”, maintenance free gear drive system, updated hopper door design, ergonomically placed push button controls and state-of-the-art VFD Technology reconfirms our commitment to premium quality and performance.

Batch Size: The PM-50 with a maximum batch size of 140 Ibs. of moist clay. (Capacities vary depending on clay condition, type, moisture, etc).

Stainless Steel: Shaft, augers and paddles of stainless steel, ensures corrosion-resistant clay processing.

Aluminum: Mixing/Pugging Chamber made from 356A Aluminum Alloy.

Large Hopper: The oversized hopper door opening allows for easy loading of clay per batch.

Batch Mixing Capability: Full batch mixing and blending capability allows for moisture adjustment before pugging.

Push Button Controls: The MIX/PUG/STOP buttons are mounted forward so they can be reached from the operator’s side of the machine during loading or from the nozzle during extruding.

Pugmill Output: Switch to PUG after a batch is completely mixed, and the Pugger Mixer unloads itself in the form of round compacted logs.

High-Quality, Heavy-Duty Drive: The gear drive system consists of an industrial hollow bore gearmotor combination. Overload protection is provided via the VFD Controller that monitors the amperage and temperature of the motor.

Work Surface: A frame of welded steel plate supports the auger shaft and encloses the drive for protection, cleanliness and safety. A cleanable work surface is provided on top for operator convenience.

On Wheels: The PM-50 and PM-100 come with 8″ diameter wheels. They are easily transported for cleaning or storage.

Corrosion Resistant: Peter Pugger now offers a corrosion resistant model (VPM-20SS) for potters using white (based) clay bodies.


The Pugger-Mixer 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 (anything that has not been fired).
  • 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 warm the clay by mixing it.

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

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.

Thorough cleaning is easy with the pugging chamber and nozzle removed. Complete access to the auger paddles allows the parts to be scraped or hosed clean quickly. Cleaning is minimized or even eliminated if the openings are sealed with plastic between regular uses.

  • Safety Lock Out: Yes
  • 208-240 Electrical Availability: Optional
  • 3 Phase Electrical Availability: Optional
  • 60HZ or 50HZ Electrical Availability: Yes


  • Maximum Batch Capacity*: 140 pounds
  • Pugging Rate: 1,500 lbs. per hour
  • Mixing Rate: 500 lbs. per hour
  • Dimensions: 30″L x 20″W x 46″H
  • Crated Weight: 400 lbs. (Ships LTL Trucking)
  • Hopper Door Size: 9″ x 9″
  • Pug Size: 3.5″ round
  • Electrical: 2 HP, 1ph, 16 amps at 240 volts
  • Vacuum Pump: N/A

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