S. Howes

Pug Mills Continuous Mixer


S. Howes Paddle Mixers (Pug Mills) provide continuous, uniform mixing and blending of liquids and dry ingredients. The mixing action of the patented adjustable solid or loop-type paddles on the agitator shaft is gentle and free-flowing /non-plugging, coating products without beating the ingredients to ensure uniform absorption of liquids throughout the mix. Paddle mixers are available in Simplex (single agitator shaft) and Duplex (twin agitator shaft) models. Capacities range from 5 to 40 tons per hour; custom designs for higher capacities are also available.

Engineered To Order

S. Howes’ sales and engineering department can recommend a standard design for your application or work with you and your team to develop a custom design, depending on your processing requirements. If the features you need are not listed, call or complete and submit our form to see how we can develop a solution to meet your requirements.

Testing & Rental Units Available    Rental Equipment

Sample Applications

Continuous paddle mixers are ideal for adding liquids to dry materials to make slurries and semi-liquid mixtures and are suitable for processing a wide variety of products including: 

  • Biosludge
  • Animal Feed
  • Salt Coating
  • Food Products
  • Seeds
  • Spent Grain
  • Gravel/Asphalt
  • Crushed Limestone
  • Fertilizer
  • Lime
  • Minerals
  • Bentonite
  • Corn Feed
  • Soybeans
  • Rubber & Plastic
  • Pellets
  • Saw Dust
  • Paper/Wood
  • Molasses
  • Chemicals
  • Powders/Slurries
  • Frac Sand
  • Drill Tailings
  • Fly Ash
  • Powdered Detergent

Standard Features for Continuous Mixers (Simplex & Duplex)

  • Heavy-duty construction
  • 5 Standard Simplex models ranging from 5 to 12 tons per hour nominal capacity with larger custom models available
  • 9 Standard Duplex models ranging from 10 to 300 tons per hour nominal capacity with larger custom models available
  • Hanger bearing required over 12 ft.
  • Independently adjustable bolted paddles
  • Duplex models feature intermeshing paddles with a single drive
  • Direct drive or shaft mounted gear reducer & belt drive
  • Self aligning bearings
  • Carbon steel, stainless steel or other alloys

Optional Features for all Continuous Mixers

paddle options for continuous mixer
  • Solid type
  • Loop type
  • Shear angle
  • Abrasion-resistant
thermal options
  • Cooling jackets
  • Heating jackets
  • Integral or bolt-on
  • Fluid or electrical
  • ASME “U” and “R” stamp
continuous mixer liquid addition
  • Spray bars
  • Spray nozzles
    Spray balls
    Drip manifold
  • Inlet pipes & valves
access ports for continuous mixer
  • Sanitary clamp fittings
  • Inspection doors
  • Side access ports
  • Probe ports

Duplex Mixers

Simplex Mixers