The Drum Mill TM 500 is a laboratory ball mill designed to grind large sample volumes up to 35 l. It accepts initial feed sizes of up to 20 mm and can achieve grind sizes down to 15 m by friction and impact. Hard, brittle or fibrous samples are pulverized in the 150 l drum filled with 80 kg grinding balls.
If a ball mill uses water during grinding, it is a wet mill. A typical ball mill will have a drum length that is 1 or 1.5 times the drum diameter. Ball mills with a drum length to diameter ratio greater than 1.5 are referred to as tube mills. Ball mills may be primary or secondary grinders.
Ball mills are filled up to 40 with steel balls with 3080 mm diameter , which effectively grind the ore. The material that is to be ground fills the voids between the balls. The tumbling balls capture the particles in ball/ball or ball/liner events and load them to the point of fracture.
The drum mill is a type of ball mill suitable for the fine grinding of large feed sizes and large sample volumes.
A cylindrical ball mill used for grinding the coarse material. This mill should have a short length because the balls distributed uniformly over the entire length of the mill and during rotation obtained the same pulse. The drum diameter of the cylindrical ball mill should be the greater, the larger the pieces of crushed material.
A ball mill consists of a cylindrical steel drum with the size of 2 to 5 m in diameter and 3 to 15 m in length . This is how grinding in a ball mill takes place 2 .
Usually, the balls filling rate about 40, the mill balls size are initially 3080 cm diameter but gradually wore away as the ore was ground. In general, ball mill grinder can be fed either wet or dry, the ball mill machine is classed by electric power rather than diameter and capacity.