deairhighThe pugmill is an important piece of equipment in a pottery room or studio where there is a high clay usage. It enables clay to be reclaimed provided it has not become too dry. Clay that is too wet should be dried on plaster batts before reclaiming. It may also be used for modifying clays by the addition of grog or sand. The de-airing pugmill is a requirement in establishments where large volumes of clay are used and reduced preparation time is an advantage. The vacuum pump removes all air, eliminating time spent wedging.

The Venco Pugmill range are proudly designed and manufactured in Australia and are shipped world wide.

Venco De Airing Pugmills – Mark II. 75 mm, 87 mm and 110 mm diameter nozzles are available in these de-airing pugmills, which are suitable for de-airing, blending, mixing and reworking clay. The mixer shaft and blades are stainless steel and the main mixer shaft bearings are sealed ball races, that lubricated for life and protected by ‘O’ ring seals. The high capacity piston vacuum pump with air and water filter is fitted with a single phase .56kW motor. The barrel is of cast aluminum, split longitudinally for easy cleaning. The main drive gear motor is totally enclosed, fan cooled, single phase. (Product Codes LB30, 40 & 50) Larger models are available on order. Please contact us for details.

We also supply the Peter Pugger (USA) range of Mixer / Pugmills both in Aluminium and stainless steel bodies. They are a superb piece of equipment for recycling and blending of clays. The specifications are:

Stainless Steel: Shaft, augers and paddles of stainless steel, along with aluminum mixing/pugging chamber ensures rust-free clay processing.

Large Hopper: The hopper door allows for easy loading of clay for recycling / blending.
Batch Mixing Capability: Full batch mixing and blending capability allows for moisture adjustment before pugging.
Pugmill Output: Switch to PUG after a batch is completely mixed, and the Power Wedger unloads itself in the form of 3″ diameter deaired logs. Vacuum Deaired: Each batch can be deaired by starting the vacuum pump during the last stage of mixing, leaving an air-free product when pugged out (no need to run the clay through the pugmill multiple times). Once the entire batch of clay has been deaired, switch the pugmill to PUG, and press start. Any remaining deaired clay in the machine can be stored for later use without having to remix or deair. Our patented vacuum design allows us to deair the entire batch of clay without the use of cumbersome vacuum/shredding screens, or down time due to a clogged pugmill! No other mixing pugmill on the market matches the Peter Pugger’s effectiveness at deairing clay. More information on these Pugger’s can be found in our online shop.


To see our entire range of Venco pugmills and Peter Pugger Mixer/Pugmills please visit our online shop.