Ball mill,like hammer crusher, and impact crusher, grinds material through the rotation of a cylinder with steel grinding balls, which cause the balls to fall back into the cylinder and onto the material to be ground. The rotation is usually between 4 to 20 revolutions every minute, depending on the diameter of the mill .The larger the diameter is, the slower the rotation rotates. If the peripheral speed of the mill is too great, it begins to act like a centrifuge and the balls do not fall back, but stay on the perimeter of the mill. Ball mills usually operate at 65% to 75% of the critical speed.Ball mill has been used to produce fine particles from a coarse feed for some period of time. Traditional powder metallurgy uses many types of ball mills to produce fine material powders by the pulverization of the starting materials. However, in a traditional ball mill, the energy exchange between the tumbling balls themselves and the powder particles tends to be chaotic.Chaotic ball motion and insufficient and uncontrolled grinding of the powders characterize this process. In order to obtain a homogeneous and reproducible product, good control of the milling process, particularly control of the ball movement, is essential. To achieve this goal, we research on the development and the characterization of a ball mill for use in mechanical alloying. The improved ball mill used here has a cylindrical chamber of 12.5 cm in diameter and 8.75 cm wide. It is shown that the control of the ball motion during the milling of limestone leads to a reduction in grinding energy of 40% and a more homogeneous product.Various classifier5.html">classifiers, for example, screens, spiral classifiers, cyclones and air classifiers are used for classifying the discharge from ball mills. Ball mill is an efficient tool for grinding many materials into fine powder. The ball mill is used to grind many kinds of mine and other materials, or to select the mine. It is widely used in building material, chemical industry, etc. There are two types of grinding: the dry process and the wet process. It can be divided into tabular type and flowing type depending on different forms of discharging material.Compared with cone crusher or impact crusher,ball mill is generally used to grind material 1/4 inch and finer, down to the particle size of 20 to 75 microns. To achieve a reasonable efficiency with ball mills, they must be operated in a closed system, with oversize material continuously being recirculated back into the mill to be reduced.
Ball milling is often used not only for grinding powders but also for oxides or nanocomposite synthesis and/or structure/phase composition optimization [14,41]. Mechanical activation by ball milling is known to increase the material reactivity and uniformity of spatial distribution of elements . Thus, postsynthesis processing of the materials by ball milling can help with the problem of minor admixture forming during cooling under air after high-temperature sintering due to phase instability.
Ball milling technique, using mechanical alloying and mechanical milling approaches were proposed to the word wide in the 8th decade of the last century for preparing a wide spectrum of powder materials and their alloys. In fact, ball milling process is not new and dates back to more than 150 years. It has been used in size comminutions of ore, mineral dressing, preparing talc powders and many other applications. It might be interesting for us to have a look at the history and development of ball milling and the corresponding products. The photo shows the STEM-BF image of a Cu-based alloy nanoparticle prepared by mechanical alloying (After El-Eskandarany, unpublished work, 2014).
Ball milling, a shear-force dominant process where the particle size goes on reducing by impact and attrition mainly consists of metallic balls (generally Zirconia (ZrO2) or steel balls), acting as grinding media and rotating shell to create centrifugal force. In this process, graphite (precursor) was breakdown by randomly striking with grinding media in the rotating shell to create shear and compression force which helps to overcome the weak Vander Waal's interaction between the graphite layers and results in their splintering. Fig. 4A schematic illustrates ball milling process for graphene preparation. Initially, because of large size of graphite, compressive force dominates and as the graphite gets fragmented, shear force cleaves graphite to produce graphene. However, excessive compression force may damage the crystalline properties of graphene and hence needs to be minimized by controlling the milling parameters e.g. milling duration, milling revolution per minute (rpm), ball-to-graphite/powder ratio (B/P), initial graphite weight, ball diameter. High quality graphene can be achieved under low milling speed; though it will increase the processing time which is highly undesirable for large scale production.
Fig. 4. (A) Schematic illustration of graphene preparation via ball milling. SEM images of bulk graphite (B), GSs/E-H (C) GSs/K (D); (E) and (F) are the respective TEM images; (G) Raman spectra of bulk graphite versus GSs exfoliated via wet milling in E-H and K.
Milling of graphite layers can be instigated in two states: (i) dry ball milling (DBM) and (ii) wet ball milling (WBM). WBM process requires surfactant/solvent such as N,N Dimethylformamide (DMF) , N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) , deionized (DI) water , potassium acetate , 2-ethylhexanol (E-H)  and kerosene (K)  etc. and is comparatively simpler as compared with DBM. Fig. 4BD show the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images of bulk graphite, graphene sheets (GSs) prepared in E-H (GSs/E-H) and K (GSs/K), respectively; the corresponding transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images and the Raman spectra are shown in Fig. 4EG, respectively .
Compared to this, DBM requires several milling agents e.g. sodium chloride (NaCl) , Melamine (Na2SO4) [31,32] etc., along with the metal balls to reduce the stress induced in graphite microstructures, and hence require additional purification for exfoliant's removal. Na2SO4 can be easily washed away by hot water  while ammonia-borane (NH3BH3), another exfoliant used to weaken the Vander Waal's bonding between graphite layers can be using ethanol . Table 1 list few ball milling processes carried out using various milling agent (in case of DBM) and solvents (WBM) under different milling conditions.
Ball milling of graphite with appropriate stabilizers is another mode of exfoliation in liquid phase.21 Graphite is ground under high sheer rates with millimeter-sized metal balls causing exfoliation to graphene (Fig. 2.5), under wet or dry conditions. For instance, this method can be employed to produce nearly 50g of graphene in the absence of any oxidant.22 Graphite (50g) was ground in the ball mill with oxalic acid (20g) in this method for 20 hours, but, the separation of unexfoliated fraction was not discussed.22 Similarly, solvent-free graphite exfoliations were carried out under dry milling conditions using KOH,23 ammonia borane,24 and so on. The list of graphite exfoliations performed using ball milling is given in Table 2.2. However, the metallic impurities from the machinery used for ball milling are a major disadvantage of this method for certain applications.25
Reactive ball-milling (RBM) technique has been considered as a powerful tool for fabrication of metallic nitrides and hydrides via room temperature ball milling. The flowchart shows the mechanism of gas-solid reaction through RBM that was proposed by El-Eskandarany. In his model, the starting metallic powders are subjected to dramatic shear and impact forces that are generated by the ball-milling media. The powders are, therefore, disintegrated into smaller particles, and very clean or fresh oxygen-free active surfaces of the powders are created. The reactive milling atmosphere (nitrogen or hydrogen gases) was gettered and absorbed completely by the first atomically clean surfaces of the metallic ball-milled powders to react in a same manner as a gas-solid reaction owing to the mechanically induced reactive milling.
Ball milling is a grinding method that grinds nanotubes into extremely fine powders. During the ball milling process, the collision between the tiny rigid balls in a concealed container will generate localized high pressure. Usually, ceramic, flint pebbles and stainless steel are used.25 In order to further improve the quality of dispersion and introduce functional groups onto the nanotube surface, selected chemicals can be included in the container during the process. The factors that affect the quality of dispersion include the milling time, rotational speed, size of balls and balls/ nanotube amount ratio. Under certain processing conditions, the particles can be ground to as small as 100nm. This process has been employed to transform carbon nanotubes into smaller nanoparticles, to generate highly curved or closed shell carbon nanostructures from graphite, to enhance the saturation of lithium composition in SWCNTs, to modify the morphologies of cup-stacked carbon nanotubes and to generate different carbon nanoparticles from graphitic carbon for hydrogen storage application.25 Even though ball milling is easy to operate and suitable for powder polymers or monomers, process-induced damage on the nanotubes can occur.
Ball milling is a way to exfoliate graphite using lateral force, as opposed to the Scotch Tape or sonication that mainly use normal force. Ball mills, like the three roll machine, are a common occurrence in industry, for the production of fine particles. During the ball milling process, there are two factors that contribute to the exfoliation. The main factor contributing is the shear force applied by the balls. Using only shear force, one can produce large graphene flakes. The secondary factor is the collisions that occur during milling. Harsh collisions can break these large flakes and can potentially disrupt the crystal structure resulting in a more amorphous mass. So in order to create good-quality, high-area graphene, the collisions have to be minimized.
The ball-milling process is common in grinding machines as well as in reactors where various functional materials can be created by mechanochemical synthesis. A simple milling process reduces both CO2 generation and energy consumption during materials production. Herein a novel mechanochemical approach 1-3) to produce sophisticated carbon nanomaterials is reported. It is demonstrated that unique carbon nanostructures including carbon nanotubes and carbon onions are synthesized by high-speed ball-milling of steel balls. It is considered that the gas-phase reaction takes place around the surface of steel balls under local high temperatures induced by the collision-friction energy in ball-milling process, which results in phase separated unique carbon nanomaterials.
Conventional ball milling is a traditional powder-processing technique, which is mainly used for reducing particle sizes and for the mixing of different materials. The technique is widely used in mineral, pharmaceutical, and ceramic industries, as well as scientific laboratories. The HEBM technique discussed in this chapter is a new technique developed initially for producing new metastable materials, which cannot be produced using thermal equilibrium processes, and thus is very different from conventional ball milling technique. HEBM was first reported by Benjamin  in the 1960s. So far, a large range of new materials has been synthesized using HEBM. For example, oxide-dispersion-strengthened alloys are synthesized using a powerful high-energy ball mill (attritor) because conventional ball mills could not provide sufficient grinding energy . Intensive research in the synthesis of new metastable materials by HEBM was stimulated by the pioneering work in the amorphization of the Ni-Nb alloys conducted by Kock et al. in 1983 . Since then, a wide spectrum of metastable materials has been produced, including nanocrystalline , nanocomposite , nanoporous phases , supersaturated solid solutions , and amorphous alloys . These new phase transformations induced by HEBM are generally referred as mechanical alloying (MA). At the same time, it was found that at room temperature, HEBM can activate chemical reactions which are normally only possible at high temperatures . This is called reactive milling or mechano-chemistry. Reactive ball milling has produced a large range of nanosized oxides , nitrides , hydrides , and carbide  particles.
The major differences between conventional ball milling and the HEBM are listed in the Table 1. The impact energy of HEBM is typically 1000 times higher than the conventional ball milling energy. The dominant events in the conventional ball milling are particle fracturing and size reductions, which correspond to, actually, only the first stage of the HEBM. A longer milling time is therefore generally required for HEBM. In addition to milling energy, the controls of milling atmosphere and temperature are crucial in order to create the desired structural changes or chemical reactions. This table shows that HEBM can cover most work normally performed by conventional ball milling, however, conventional ball milling equipment cannot be used to conduct any HEBM work.
Different types of high-energy ball mills have been developed, including the Spex vibrating mill, planetary ball mill, high-energy rotating mill, and attritors . In the nanotube synthesis, two types of HEBM mills have been used: a vibrating ball mill and a rotating ball mill. The vibrating-frame grinder (Pulverisette O, Fritsch) is shown in Fig. 1a. This mill uses only one large ball (diameter of 50 mm) and the media of the ball and vial can be stainless steel or ceramic tungsten carbide (WC). The milling chamber, as illustrated in Fig. 1b, is sealed with an O-ring so that the atmosphere can be changed via a valve. The pressure is monitored with an attached gauge during milling.
where Mb is the mass of the milling ball, Vmax the maximum velocity of the vial,/the impact frequency, and Mp the mass of powder. The milling intensity is a very important parameter to MA and reactive ball milling. For example, a full amorphization of a crystalline NiZr alloy can only be achieved with a milling intensity above an intensity threshold of 510 ms2 . The amorphization process during ball milling can be seen from the images of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) in Fig. 2a, which were taken from samples milled for different lengths of time. The TEM images show that the size and number of NiZr crystals decrease with increasing milling time, and a full amorphization is achieved after milling for 165 h. The corresponding diffraction patterns in Fig. 2b confirm this gradual amorphization process. However, when milling below the intensity threshold, a mixture of nanocrystalline and amorphous phases is produced. This intensity threshold depends on milling temperature and alloy composition .
Figure 2. (a) Dark-field TEM image of Ni10Zr7 alloy milled for 0.5, 23, 73, and 165 h in the vibrating ball mill with a milling intensity of 940 ms2. (b) Corresponding electron diffraction patterns .
Fig. 3 shows a rotating steel mill and a schematic representation of milling action inside the milling chamber. The mill has a rotating horizontal cell loaded with several hardened steel balls. As the cell rotates, the balls drop onto the powder that is being ground. An external magnet is placed close to the cell to increase milling energy . Different milling actions and intensities can be realized by adjusting the cell rotation rate and magnet position.
The atmosphere inside the chamber can be controlled, and adequate gas has to be selected for different milling experiments. For example, during the ball milling of pure Zr powder in the atmosphere of ammonia (NH3), a series of chemical reactions occur between Zr and NH3 [54,55]. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns in Fig. 4 show the following reaction sequence as a function of milling time:
The mechanism of a HEBM process is quite complicated. During the HEBM, material particles are repeatedly flattened, fractured, and welded. Every time two steel balls collide or one ball hits the chamber wall, they trap some particles between their surfaces. Such high-energy impacts severely deform the particles and create atomically fresh, new surfaces, as well as a high density of dislocations and other structural defects . A high defect density induced by HEBM can accelerate the diffusion process . Alternatively, the deformation and fracturing of particles causes continuous size reduction and can lead to reduction in diffusion distances. This can at least reduce the reaction temperatures significantly, even if the reactions do not occur at room temperature [57,58]. Since newly created surfaces are most often very reactive and readily oxidize in air, the HEBM has to be conducted in an inert atmosphere. It is now recognized that the HEBM, along with other non-equilibrium techniques such as rapid quenching, irradiation/ion-implantation, plasma processing, and gas deposition, can produce a series of metastable and nanostructured materials, which are usually difficult to prepare using melting or conventional powder metallurgy methods [59,60]. In the next section, detailed structural and morphological changes of graphite during HEBM will be presented.
Ball milling and ultrasonication were used to reduce the particle size and distribution. During ball milling the weight (grams) ratio of balls-to-clay particles was 100:2.5 and the milling operation was run for 24 hours. The effect of different types of balls on particle size reduction and narrowing particle size distribution was studied. The milled particles were dispersed in xylene to disaggregate the clumps. Again, ultrasonication was done on milled samples in xylene. An investigation on the amplitude (80% and 90%), pulsation rate (5 s on and 5 s off, 8 s on and 4 s off) and time (15 min, 1 h and 4 h) of the ultrasonication process was done with respect to particle size distribution and the optimum conditions in our laboratory were determined. A particle size analyzer was used to characterize the nanoparticles based on the principles of laser diffraction and morphological studies.
This worm acts like an auger or a screw. As the mill turns the spiral will pull the feed into the mill. Part of the feed chute will be a seal between itself and the mill. This seal is required to prevent spillage.
It is in the form of a plate with a circular hole cut in the centre of it. The seal is bolted over the end of the trunnion liner. This is to allow the feed chute to come down through this hole into the mill. The material that forms the seal will be attached around the hole. It may be made from rubber Teflon or maybe just plywood. The other half of the seal is connected to the feed chute. When the chute is in place the two halves of the seal come together holding the solids in the mill. This seal requires a fair amount of attention and up keep. With one half of the seal moving and the other half stationary, any grit and small rocks that get into the seal will cause a great deal of friction. This will wear the seal out rather quickly.
In most cases the trunnion liners are already mounted in the trunnions of the mills. If not, they should be assembled with attention being given to match marks or in some cases to dowel pins which are used to locate the trunnion liners in their proper relation to other parts.
Assemble the oil seal with the spring in place, and with the split at the top. Encircle the oil seal with the band, keeping the blocks on the side of the bearing at or near the horizontal center line so that when in place they will fit between the two dowel pins on the bearing, which are used to prevent rotation of the seal.
Moderately tighten up the cap screws at the blocks, pulling them together to thus hold the seal with its spring in place. If the blocks cannot be pulled snuggly together, then the oil seal may be cut accordingly. Oil the trunnion surface and slide the entire seal assembly back into place against the shoulder of the bearing and finish tightening. Install the retainer ring and splash ring as shown.
If a scoop feeder, combination drum scoop feeder or drum feeder is supplied with the mill, it should be mounted on the extended flange of the feed trunnion liner, matching the dowel pin with its respective hole. The dowel pin arrangement is provided only where there is a spiral in the feed trunnion liner. This matching is important as it fixes the relationship between the discharge from the scoop and the internal spiral of the trunnion liner. Tighten the bolts attaching the feeder to the trunnion liner evenly, all around the circle, seating the feeder tightly and squarely on its beveled seat. Check the belts holding the tips and other bolts that may reduce tightening. The beveled seat design is used primarily where a feeder is provided for the trunnion to trunnion liner connection, and the trunnion liner to feeder connection. When a feeder is not used these connecting joints are usually provided by a simple cylindrical or male and female joints. If a spout feeder is to be used, it is generally supplied by the user, and should be mounted independently of the mill. The spout should protect inside the feed trunnion liner, but must not touch the liner or spiral.
Ordinarily the feed box for a scoop feeder is designed and supplied by the user. The feed box should be so constructed that it has at least 6 clearance on both sides and at the bottom of the scoop. The clearance is measured from the outside of the feed scope. The feed box may be constructed of 2 wood, but more often is made of 3/16 or plate steel reinforced with angles. In the larger size mills, the lower portion is sometimes made of concrete. Necessary openings should be provided for the original feed and the sand returns from the classifiers when in closed circuit. Horizontal and vertical joints should be provided for maintenance of the feeder. These joints should be designed with consideration for head room and accessibility.
A plate steel gear guard is furnished with the mill for safety in operation and to protect the gear and pinion from dirt or grit. As soon as the gear and pinion have been cleaned and coated with the proper lubricant, the gear guard should be assembled and set on its foundation.
Wedoes not attempt to build a cheap grinding mill. Engineering based on long experience with mill manufacture enters into the production of BallMills, with the result that in field operation this equipment yields the lowest possible operating costs, maximum operating time, and years of useful service. As such then it is not an expensive mill.
Every Mill is engineered and designed to meet the specific grinding conditions under which it will be used. The speed of the mill, type of liners, grate openings for ball mills, size and type of feeder, size and type of bearings, trunnion openings, mill diameter and length, as well as many other smaller factors are all given careful consideration in designing the BallMill.
Each mill is of proper design, constructed in a workmanlike manner, and guaranteed to be free from defects in material or workmanship. All Ball Mills are built to jigs and templates so any part may be duplicated whenever required. All parts are accurately machined for fits with close tolerances. Before shipment each mill is assembled in our shops, carefully checked and match marked to facilitate field erection. The mill is given a heavy coat of paint especially prepared for this type of machinery and all machined surfaces are thoroughly coated with protecting grease.
A complete set of detailed drawings is made for each mill and kept in a fireproof vault. This assures the future supply of perfectly fitting replacement parts for the life of the mill. Wearing parts embodying the latest developments are supplied on all orders.
In these descriptions you will find the word MEEHANITE. This is a trade name for metal castings poured under a licensed agreement with The Meehanite Metal Corporation. A complete description of its characteristics and inherent nature is found on page 19.
Ball Mill shells are fabricated from rolled plate steel. Under special conditions they can be cast of Meehanite, steel, or special alloys. The plate steel shells are rolled accurately to diameter and are welded according to ASME specifications, using a Union Melt Automatic Welding Machine. This equipment provides an even flow, uniform strength weld with full penetration.
On each end of the shell are steel flange rings bored to fit the shell, set in place and welded to the shell inside and out by the Union Melt machine. Large diameter shells are stress relieved under temperature and atmosphere control after welding is completed. Such heat treatment relieves any stresses or strains set up during rolling and welding operations.
The method of attaching the flange rings leaves the inside surface of the shell free from any pockets or depressions which would cause pulp racing and wear. The flanges are then machined true with the shell axis and with each other and counterbored to gauge for male and female fit with the separate mill heads. This construction eliminates any possibility of bolt shearing.
Ball Mill shells are generally 5 to 7 greater in diameter than the nominal mill diameter figure. In other words the diameter of a ball Mill is the measurement inside the average thickness of new linersnot inside the shell as designated by some manufacturers.
Ball mill feed and discharge heads are detachable, cast of Meehanite metal of ample thickness, either of GA or GC, depending on the size of mill and with consideration to bending stresses. These heads are generally ribbed for extra strength and stiffness. Such ribs terminate near the center of the head in a trunnion seat. A male and female fit to the shell flange ring is provided and the back of the connecting flange is faced or spot faced to furnish a true seat for the joint connecting bolts.
The head to which the gear will be attached has a seat or flange with a shoulder turned accurately to size providing a seat for the gear. All turning and boring is done in one setting to assure perfect concentricity.
Smaller Ball Mills are constructed with separate trunnions; larger diameter mills have trunnions cast integral with the heads. Separate trunnions are attached to the heads with bolted flanges for male and female fit. Flanges are faced and counter bored. All trunnions are cast of Meehanite metal, turned and carefully polished. All trunnions have a large bearing surface capable of carrying the heavy mill load and to avoid heating during operation. The outer ends of the trunnions are faced and drilled to receive the trunnion liners, protecting the inside surface from wear. Liner bolt holes are drilled to template and spot faced on the outside of the head.
This head is of considerable depth providing a pulp lifting chamber, and is designed to contain the discharge grates, clamp bars, and the lifters which elevate the mill product through the trunnion. See pages 20 and 21.
For rod mill work the discharge head is conical in shape causing the rods to travel by rotation laterally and away from the exceptionally large discharge opening. The discharge opening is larger than the inlet opening, thus providing the ball millLow Pulp Line principle of grinding.
The feed end trunnion liner is also constructed of Meehanite and can be furnished of several designs to meet each specific application. For normal closed circuit grinding work a spiral liner is furnished to screw new feed and return sands into the mill. For spout fed mills a plain tapered liner is generally furnished.
The mill trunnions are machined with a taper bored seat to receive the trunnion liner. Such arrangement permits the trunnion liner weight to be carried by the seat rather than by the connecting studs. This is of particular importance on the feed end since the shearing effect of the added feeder would cause breakage of the feeder connecting bolts.
The quality of every product, or material analysis, depends on the quality of the sample preparation. It is therefore extremely important to consider all individual milling parameters in order to make an informed choice: material properties, feed size and volume of the sample, grinding time and desired final particle size, any abrasion of the grinding parts all these factors are significant.
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The Ring & Puck Mill Pulverisette 9 is designed for extremely fast pulverizing (speed up to 1500 rpm) of hard, brittle and fibrous laboratory samples, dry or in suspension, down to analytical fineness.
The Planetary Mono Mill Pulverisette 6 is recommended for extremely rapid, batch grinding of hard to soft material, dry or in suspension, down to colloidal fineness. It is also an ideal laboratory instrument for mixing and homogenising of emulsions.
The Planetary Micro Mill Pulverisette 7 is designed for uniform, and extremely fine size reduction of very small samples of hard to soft material, dry or in suspension, down to colloidal fineness. Also designed for mixing and homogenising of emulsions or pastes.
The Planetary Ball Mill Pulverisette 5 allows fast and very fine grinding of hard to soft material, dry or in suspension, down to colloidal fineness. It can also be used for mixing and homogenising of emulsions and pastes. Grinding capacity of up to 8 samples per operation.
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Ball mill is an efficient tool for grinding materials like ores, chemicals, ceramic raw materials, paints etc. into fine powder or fine paste by grinding in a wet way. The Ball Mill operates by rotating a cylinder with grinding balls like steel, CI, ceramic and pebble balls as grinding media. Material fed through the mill is crushed by impact and grounded by attrition between the balls and also the internal cascading effect reduces the material in to a fine powder. Ball Mills usually have liners inside which are replaceable when they wear. Liners will be of wave shape which key the ball charge in to the shell and prevent the slippage.The rotation of the powder mixer is usually between 4 to 20 revolutions per minute, depending upon the diameter of the mill. The larger the diameter is, the slower the rotation will be. Ball Mills are generally used to grind material " and finer, down to the particle size of 20 - 75 microns.To achieve reasonable efficiency, the ball mills are to be operated in a closed system, with oversize particles continuously being re-circulated back to the mill and to be reduced Types Cylindrical Single / Multi compartment with classifier and without classifier. Single / Multiple Compartments Cylindrical Ball Mill:Single compartment Mill is a conventional type of batch mill, consists of cylindrical steel shell with flat steel ends welded to shell. Ball Mill rotates around a horizontal axis partially filled with raw materials to be ground plus the grinding medium. The material and the grinding medium are fed and discharged through an opening manhole on the cylinder shell. Ball Mills usually have replaceable liners inside and replaced when they wear out. Material fed through the mill is crushed by impact and grounded through attrition between the balls. Design Features:The horizontal cylinder of the ball mill, which is fabricated out of mild steel plates, is rotated using a side drive system at one end of the mill. The drive comprises of a girth gear, generally made from alloy steel casting, bolted onto the mill which is driven by its pinion, generally made out of alloy steel forging, through a gear reducer and motor coupled together.The two ends of the cylinder are covered with mill headers one placed at each end, the inlet and at the discharge. The mill headers have a central inlet and discharge opening from where the material enters the mill and exits the mill. These mill headers are generally made out of alloy steel casting.The mill headers are rested on fabricated trunnions at both ends on which the headers rotate on a special self lubricating white metal lining. External lubrication system is also provided to keep the mill headers properly lubricated at all times. Other accessories include a set of low pressure and high pressure pumps which help to pre-jack the mill during startup. Grinding Media:A ball mill is partly filled with steel balls (some are cylindrical shaped cylpebs) that impart a tumbling and cascading action when the mill rotates around its horizontal axis. Material fed through the mill is crushed by impact and ground by attrition between the balls. The grinding media are usually made of high-chromium steel or manganese steel. The smaller grades are generally cylpebs. Mill Liners:Mill liners are generally of high chromium steel or manganese steel. The liners are selected based on the type and hardness of the material to be ground. The grinding media is also selected with the same principal and suitable to the material of the liners. The thickness and design of the liners largely effect the grinding efficiency of the mill and hence various improvements in the designs have been made from time to time Note Closed-circuit with air classifier. Product size equivalent to 1.750 to 1.800 cm2/gm Open circuit; moisture less than 0.5%, average grind ability Feed temperature, 200 to 300F - Open circuit operation
Ball mill is an efficient tool for grinding materials like ores, chemicals, ceramic raw materials, paints etc. into fine powder or fine paste by grinding in a wet way. The Ball Mill operates by rotating a cylinder with grinding balls like steel, CI, ceramic and pebble balls as grinding media. Material fed through the mill is crushed by impact and grounded by attrition between the balls and also the internal cascading effect reduces the material in to a fine powder. Ball Mills usually have liners inside which are replaceable when they wear. Liners will be of wave shape which key the ball charge in to the shell and prevent the slippage.The rotation of the powder mixer is usually between 4 to 20 revolutions per minute, depending upon the diameter of the mill. The larger the diameter is, the slower the rotation will be. Ball Mills are generally used to grind material " and finer, down to the particle size of 20 - 75 microns.To achieve reasonable efficiency, the ball mills are to be operated in a closed system, with oversize particles continuously being re-circulated back to the mill and to be reduced
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The operating principle of the ball mill consists of following steps. In a continuously operating ball mill, feed material fed through the central hole one of the caps into the drum and moves therealong, being exposed by grinding media. The material grinding occurs during impact falling grinding balls and abrasion the particles between the balls. Then, discharge of ground material performed through the central hole in the discharge cap or through the grid (mills with center unloading the milled product and mills with unloading the milled product through the grid).
In filling mill by grinding balls on 40 50% and non-smooth liner, the outer layers slip is virtually absent, but the sliding of the inner layers one on another observed in various modes of operation mill. In a monolayer filling mill by grinding media, they rotate around their axis parallel to the drum axis of rotation. Grinding media are not subjected to a circular motion by a smooth lining, even at high speeds. In a multilayer filling mill by grinding media, depending on the rotational speed, there is possible one of the following modes the grinding media motion:
Cascade mode motion of grinding balls carried out at low drum speed. At start-up of a mill, the grinding material rotated by a certain angle and grinding balls start to move by closed path. The curved surface of natural slope is close to the plane inclined at some angle to the horizontal. This angle is equal to a limit angle of rotation. In this mode, the ground material remains in this position, but the grinding balls continuously circulate, rise on circular trajectory and cascade roll to the reference point. There is a zone or core in the central trajectory of the grinding material. This zone is inactive. In cascade mode grinding occurs as a result of crushing and abrasive actions by grinding balls. This mode used in the ball mill with a central discharge.
Waterfall mode motion of grinding media in the mill carried out by the drum rotation speed, ensures the transfer all of the grinding balls layers from a circular to a parabolic trajectory. In this mode, grinding balls rise on circular trajectory and at certain points deviate from it and make a free flight by a parabolic curve.
Weight of grinding balls should be sufficient to grind the largest pieces of crushed material. For efficient operation of ball mills necessary to observe the right balance between balls size and feed material size. If the feed material contains many large lumps and grinding balls cant crush them, it leads to a gradual accumulation them between the balls. As a result, mill suspends own operation. In these cases, need to reduce the size of crushed material or increase the size of the balls. By increasing the grinding balls size, decreases the mill working surface and reduced mill productivity. It is important to follow the degree of drum filling by grinding balls, because with a large filling rising grinding balls collide with falling balls.
Established impact of design mills and lining forms on their productivity. Mills operating with low pulp level, have better productivity than mills with high pulp level. Particularly, productivity of mills with unloading the milled product through the grid approximately 15% higher productivity mills with center unloading the milled product. Productivity mills with smooth lining less than productivity mills with ribbed liner. Mill productivity also depends on other factors: number of the drum rotations, the grinding fineness, humidity and size of the crushed material, timely removal the finished product.
Ball mills characterized by high energy consumption. When the mill idles, the energy consumption is approximately equal to the energy consumption with full mill capacity. Therefore, the work of the mill with partial load conditions is unprofitable. Energy consumption for ball mills is a function of many factors: the physical properties of the ground material its specific gravity and hardness; the degree of drum filling by grinding balls; the number of drum rotations, etc. Ball mills have low efficiency no more than 15%. Energy is mainly consumed on the wear of grinding balls and mill housing, friction; heating the material etc.
The advantages of ball mill there are large unit capacity, achievement degree of fineness corresponding to a specific surface of 5000 cm2 / g, simple construction, high reliability and well designed scientific justification.
The disadvantages of ball mills include their considerable metal consumption and deterioration grinding media, as well as a lot of noise. Most of the energy useless lost during ball mill operation, leading to low it efficiency. But even a significant specific energy consumption for grinding material compensates beneficial effect by using mill. This does not exclude a search energy saving solutions for milling, and this handled by experts from around the world.
RETSCH Vibratory Disc Mills are particularly suitable for rapid, loss-free grinding of hard, brittle and fibrous materials to analytical fineness. The mills are primarily used for sample preparation for spectral analysis. Due to their robust construction disc mills are used under rough conditions in laboratories and pilot plants, as well as online for the quality control of raw materials.
General statements can be made and are worthy of consideration when selecting grinding media. For the best results it has been found that the smallest diameter ball or rod which will break down the particular material to be ground is desirable since greatest surface area is obtained. From the standpoint of economy, the larger the media the higher will be the liner consumption and media consumption. The minimum size of grinding balls should be selected with caution since there will be a tendency for such balls to float out of the mill in a dense pulp (this is minimised by the use of a grate discharge mill). Also the smaller the media the quicker it will reach its reject size.
For the first stage of grinding, media will generally be in the 4 to 2 size (in some cases as high as 5). In secondary finer grinding the initial charge will begin at around 3 and in the case of balls will grade down to about . Extremely fine grinding will dictate the use of 1 and smaller balls.
Grinding media is the working part of a mill. It will consume power whether it is doing grinding work or not. The amount of work which it does depends upon its size, its material, its construction and the quantity involved. It is, therefore, advantageous to select the type of grinding media which will prove most economical, the size of media which will give the best grinding results, and the quantity of media which will just produce the grind required.
One of the economic factors of grinding is the wear of the grinding media. This is dependent upon the material used in its manufacture, method of manufacture, size of media, diameter of mill, speed of mill, pulp level maintained in the mill, rate of feed, density of pulp maintained, shape of the liner surface, nature of the feed, and the problem of corrosion.
Many shapes of grinding media have been tried over the past years, but essentially there are only two efficient types of media used. These are the spherical ball and the cylindrical rod. Other shapes are relatively expensive to manufacture and they have shown no appreciable improvement in grinding characteristics.
It will be found that a seasoned charge will provide a better grind than a new mill charge. This, of course, is impossible to determine at the offset, but after continuous operation the media charge should be checked for size and weight, and maintained at that optimum point. After the charge has been selected, replacement media should be made at the maximum size used. In some cases it has been found advantageous to add replacement media of two or more sizes, so as to maintain more closely the seasoned ratio.
As a general figure rod mills will have a void space within the charge of around 20% to 22% for new rods. In ball mills the theoretical void space is around 42% to 43%. It has been found that as grinding rods wear a 4 or 4 rod will generally break up at about 1 diameter. The smaller diameter new rods do not break up as easily and will generally wear down to about 1. In many applications it has been found, that grinding efficiency will increase if rods are removed when they reach the 1 size, and also if broken pieces of rods are removed. The Open End Rod Mill has the advantage of allowing the quick and easy removal of such rods.
It is difficult to give figures on media consumption since there are so many variables. Rods will be consumed at the rate of 0.2# per ton on soft easily ground material up to 2# per ton on harder material. Steel consumption of balls is spread out over an even greater range. Some indication as to media consumption can be obtained from power consumed in grinding. For example, balls or rods will generally wear at a rate of about 1# for each 6 or 7 kilowatt hours consumed per ton of ore. Liner consumption is generally about one-fifth of the media consumption.
We areprepared to furnish alltypes and sizes of steel rods as shown in table. Standard sizes of these rods are finest quality, high carbon, hot rolled, machine straightened steel and meet low cost, long wear requirements for use in operation of all types of rod mills.
Steel Grinding Rods are made of a special steel which breaks up without twisting when final wear occurs. This is extremely important in maintaining full grinding capacity and eliminating the difficulty of removing wire-like, worn rods which twist and bend into an inseparable and space filling mass of interlaced wires if breaking does not occur. Rods are shipped in lengths cut to suit the length of each particular customers rod mill.
Rods are to be hot rolled, hot sawed or sheared, with standard tolerance and machine straightened. We have found that a good grade of forged steel grinding balls is generally most efficient for use with our grate discharge ball mills.
Steel balls ranging from to 5 in. in diameter are used. Rods range from 1 to 4 in. in diameter and should be 3 to 4 in. shorter than the inside mill length. Tube mills are usually fed balls smaller than 2 in., whereas 4- or 5-in. balls are more commonly used for ball-mill grinding. A much higher grinding capacity is obtained in tube mills by using steel media instead of pebbles, but in making such a conversion serious consideration must be given to the ability of the steel shell to withstand the greater loading.
Approximate ball loads can be estimated by assuming 300 lb. per cu. ft. of ball volume and a total load equivalent to 40 to 45 per cent of the mill volume. Rod loads average about 40 per cent of mill volume, and a figure of 400 to 425 lb. per cu. ft. of rod volume should be taken.
Experience indicates that rods are superior to balls for feeds in the range from to 1 in. maximum when the mill is not called upon to finish at sizes finer than 14 mesh. Balls are superior at coarser feed sizes or for finishing 1-in. feeds to 28 mesh of grind or finer because the mill can be run cataracting and the large lumps broken by hammering.
In an operating mill a seasoned charge, containing media of all sizes from that of the renewal or replacement size down to that which discharges automatic ally, normally produces better grinding than a new charge. It is inferred from this that a charge should be rationed to the mill feed, i.e., that it should contain media of sizes best suited to each of the particle sizes to be ground. Usual practice is, however, to charge a new mill with a range of sizes, based on an assumed seasoned load; thereupon to make periodic renewals, at various sizes dependent upon the character of the circulating load, until optimum grinding is obtained; and thereafter to make required renewals at the optimum size.
A coarse feed requires larger (grinding) media than a finer feed. The smaller the mesh of grind the smaller the optimum diameter of the medium. This relationship is attributed to the fact that fine product is produced most effectively by rubbing, whence maximum capacity to fine sizes is attained by maximum rubbing surface, i.e., with small balls. A practical limitation is imposed by the tendency for balls that are too small to float* out of the mill and by the high percentage of rejects when renewals are too small.
The usual materials for balls are chilled cast iron and forged steel, for rods, high- carbon steel, (0.8 to 1.0 per cent carbon) all more or less alloyed. Mild steel rods are unsuitable for the reason that they bend and kink after wearing down to a certain minimum diameter and snarl up the whole rod load. The hardened steel rods break up when they wear down and are removed at about 1 in. or left in an eventually discharge in small pieces.
If you know the price of a 3 grinding ball or what the cost of a 75mm piece of grinding ballis, you can estimate, in a relative way, the price of larger and smaller grinding media. It will serve you well when creating an operating budget.
These balls are cast alloy steel, and are made by the newly developed Payne Hot Top principle. This principle employs a rotating casting machine. This machine rotates and the molds move under the pouring spout and hot metal runs down a trough on top of the molds. Four or five molds are either filling or cooling under this stream of hot steel. By this means the heads are kept liquid, eliminating the need for risers and allowing all of the gasses to escape. For this reason the balls are solid, free from gas cavities, and show wear resistance equal to the best forged steel balls. These balls may be had in two types: a soft ball Brinnell 450+ for large diameter ball mills, and a hard ball Brinnell 600+ for small ball mills. The addition of molybdenum, chromium and manganese provides an excellent microstructure for these grinding balls. Balls are available in 4, 3, 3, 2, and 2 sizes.