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Bluebird 800 Studio De-Airing Pug Mill [SHIPS MFG]

Manufacturer: Bluebird
Axner Number: A355407
Weight: 350 lbs., 0.64000 oz.

Axner Price: $4,790.00

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Model Motor Extruding Capacity Vacuum Pump Ship Wt.
Bluebird 800 De-Airing Pug Mill 3/4 hp, 115 Volts, 60 Hz, 11 Amps, Single Phase 1,000 lbs/hour 1/4 hp 350 lbs.

Bluebird's mid-sized pug mills offer high quality wedging, reclaiming, and extruding capabilities in situations where clay use averages 1000 to 2000 lbs per month. Either is an excellent investment for the mid-sized production potter or school/university ceramic department; either also serves as a back-up machine for the larger production pottery. While using the auger design and construction materials found in earlier mid-sized pugmills, these incorporate new design features:
  • Barrel ports to permit removal of two-part stainless screens for cleaning without removing barrel
  • Horizontal ribbing on interior walls of barrel aiding clay flow, especially of fine-particled bodies
  • Horizontal mounting of components for improved durability and easier access when servicing

Bluebird 800 Midsize De-Airing Pug Mill:
Several factors have made the option of a vacuum system worthwhile to some purchasers: wide use of commercially de-aired clay, varied and exacting fabrication fabrication techniques, time-saving considerations. The 800 produces a consistently dense, plastic clay suitable for throwing, hand building, slab rolling, ram pressing or extruding with no additional wedging.

  • On/Off switch with padlock
  • Instruction 'CAUTION' sign
  • Clay press fully covers hopper - can be locked
  • Totally enclosed drive components
  • Complete operating and maintenance instructions

  • Maintenance As with all equipment, routine maintenance insures against untimely breakdowns. Your annual service checklist should include the following: change gearbox oil, lubricate chain, grease bearings, check chain and sprocket alignment, check all bolts and set screws for tightness. Owners of the 800 vacuum pug mill need to check rod and cam for wear, lubricate rod and check vacuum pump per manufacturer's instructions.

    Solid extrusions are possible with standard nozzle and owner-made dies. Hollow extrusions require an accessory 4.25" round nozzle and internal die holder. Manual includes instructions for die-making and using the equipment as an extruder.

    Bluebird guarantees to replace or repair any part which is defective in material or in workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase. Drive train and electrical components are guaranteed by their respective manufacturers for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase. Repairs made by other than authorized service dealers will void the manufacturer's guarantee.
    The principal function of the pug mill is to wedge and reclaim moist scraps. Actual output will depend on the operator, individual materials and conditions, but will be between 1000 and 1200 lbs/hr

    Motor Specifications
  • Totally enclosed, Fan-cooled 3/4 hp
  • 115 Volts, single phase
  • 11 Amps, 60 Hz
  • Protected by safety overload
  • Plugs into any 110 Volt grounded receptacle
  • Integrally mounted to heavy-duty spur gear reducer

  • Vacuum Pump
  • 1/4 hp rotary vane
  • 115 Volts
  • Operated separately from pug mill
  • Single phase
  • 5 Amps
  • Protected by safety overload
  • Pulls 0" to 27" HG

  • * Note: Shipped directly from the manufacturer's warehouse located in Fort Collins, CO. May take 12-16 weeks for delivery. Shipment of these items is not available to all zip codes. May require additional shipping fees.

    **Note: For large or heavy orders that weigh 150 lbs. or more, we will advise you of the approximate freight cost. You will not be charged until we verify shipping costs with you.**

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