Ball Mill

Mill Liner  A ball mill is a type of grinder used to grind, blend and sometimes for mixing of materials for use in mineral dressing processes, paints, pyrotechnics, ceramics and selective laser splintering. It works on the principle of impact and attrition: size reduction is done by impact as the balls drop from near the top of the shell. A ball mill consists of a hollow cylindrical shell rotating about its axis. The axis of the shell may be either horizontal or at a small angle to the horizontal.

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

        speed mode with a rolling of grinding balls, but without they flight

      • Mixed mode motion

        speed mode with a partial rolling and a partial flight of grinding balls

      • Waterfall mode motion

        speed mode with flying of grinding balls.

 Grinding bodies in cascade

 Mixed  and Waterfall

Mill operation modes