If you are unsure if your application requires a ball mills, we suggest that you contact an experienced laboratory mills manufacturing who will be able to evaluate your application and work environment in order to determine if a ball mill is right for you or if it isn’t they may be able to suggest a solution that provides more value to your overall process.
These ball mills function by containing cylindrical shapes, or balls, or they can contain ceramic balls, stainless steel balls or even flint pieces. These grinding materials are utilized in breaking down a desired material into a crushed powder. Ball mills achieve this by rotating on a horizontal axis, which forces the grinding matter to rub up against another matter to create the final desired crushed powder which can be used for a large number of applications.
Think of a rock tumbler, this uses similar technology to polish rocks and other artifacts. Ball mills tend to be the go to choice for mechanical alloying as grinding hard materials inside of a ball mill is an easy task.
As mentioned before the grinding materials can consist of a variety of substances but the most common choice is the stainless steel balls as it has the ability to crush just about any material. In a laboratory setting, a laboratory mill may need to utilize other substances as steel cannot come into contact with sensitive or flammable materials.
Whatever your application may be, finding the right laboratory mill for your application depends heavily on which laboratory mill manufacturer you choose to work with. The more experience and knowledge that a manufacturer has the better your chance of receiving a product that goes above and beyond your expectations.